RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Jonah

850 BC - 810 BC

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Jonah or Jonas is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. He is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, in which he is called upon by God to travel to Nineveh and warn its residents of impending divine wrath. Instead, Jonah boards a ship to Tarshish. Caught in a storm, he orders the ship's crew to cast him overboard, whereupon he is swallowed by a giant fish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonah has received more than 2,387,022 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jonah is the 29th most popular religious figure (up from 36th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Israel (up from 15th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Jonah is most famous for being swallowed by a giant fish.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Jonah ranks 29 out of 2,272Before him are Abu Bakr, Pope Benedict XVI, Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, and James, son of Zebedee. After him are Matthew the Apostle, Pope John Paul I, John the Apostle, Pope Pius XII, 14th Dalai Lama, and Isaac.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 850 BC, Jonah ranks 1After him are Jeroboam II, King Li of Zhou, King Xuan of Zhou, Shoshenq V, King Yi of Zhou, Marduk-zakir-shumi I, and Marduk-balassu-iqbi. Among people deceased in 810 BC, Jonah ranks 1After him are Shamshi-Adad V and Ishpuini of Urartu.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Jonah ranks 12 out of 389Before him are Ramesses II (-1303), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and James, son of Zebedee (1). After him are Matthew the Apostle (10), Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), and Thomas the Apostle (1).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Jonah ranks 11Before him are Elijah (-1000), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and James, son of Zebedee (1). After him are Matthew the Apostle (10), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Isaiah (-800).