RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Jonah

850 BC - 810 BC

Jonah

Jonah or Jonas, in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh/Old Testament), is a prophet 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 2,155,951 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 35th most popular religious figure.

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  • 79.78

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Jonah ranks 37 out of 2,001Before him are Anthony of Padua, Pope John XXIII, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and Pope Pius XII. After him are 14th Dalai Lama, Ignatius of Loyola, Bartholomew the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, Ruhollah Khomeini, 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, King Yi of Zhou, Shoshenq V, and Marduk-zakir-shumi I. 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 16 out of 294Before him are Ramesses II (-1303), Matthew the Apostle (10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Herod the Great (-73), and John the Apostle (6). After him are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Isaac (-1900), Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Anne (-100), and Philip the Apostle (5).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Jonah ranks 14Before him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), and John the Apostle (6). After him are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Isaac (-1900), Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Anne (-100), and Philip the Apostle (5).

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