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RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Jonah

850 BC - 810 BC

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Jonah or Jonas, son of Amittai, is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran, from Gath-hepher of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. Jonah is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, which details his reluctance in delivering God's judgement on the city of Nineveh, and then his subsequent, albeit begrudged, return to the divine mission after he is swallowed by a large sea creature. In Judaism, the story of Jonah represents the teaching of teshuva, which is the ability to repent and be forgiven by God. In the New Testament, Jesus calls himself "greater than Jonah" and promises the Pharisees "the sign of Jonah", which is his resurrection. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonah has received more than 3,169,894 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Jonah is the 30th most popular religious figure (down from 29th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Israel and the 11th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Jonah ranks 30 out of 2,238Before him are Ali, Abu Bakr, Matthew the Apostle, Saint Barbara, Samson, and Martin of Tours. After him are Saint Stephen, John the Apostle, Pope Benedict XVI, Saint Lucy, Husayn ibn Ali, and Queen of Sheba.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 850 BC, Jonah ranks 1After him are Jeroboam II, King Xuan of Zhou, King Li of Zhou, King Yi of Zhou, Shoshenq V, Lutipri, Marduk-balassu-iqbi, 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 12 out of 430Before him are Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), and Samson (-1118). After him are Saint Stephen (1), Herod the Great (-73), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), and Bartholomew the Apostle (-100).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Jonah ranks 11Before him are Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), and Samson (-1118). After him are Saint Stephen (1), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), and Thomas the Apostle (1).