Joseph of Arimathea

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Joseph of Arimathea was, according to all four canonical gospels, the man who assumed responsibility for the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion. The historical location of Arimathea is uncertain, although it has been identified with several towns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph of Arimathea has received more than 1,794,574 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Joseph of Arimathea is the 159th most popular religious figure (up from 195th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Israel (up from 40th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Joseph of Arimathea is most famous for being the person who buried Jesus after he was crucified.

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Among religious figures, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 159 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Urban V, Pope Leo XI, Pope Urban VI, Pope Julius III, Pope Innocent XI, and Ānanda. After him are Joachim, Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Honorius III, Pope Callixtus III, Saint Blaise, and Pope Alexander VIII.

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Among people born in 100, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy. After him are Pope Alexander I, Longinus, James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Hyginus, Pope Telesphorus, Dionysius the Areopagite, Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, and Justin Martyr. Among people deceased in 96, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 2Before him is Domitian. After him are Quintilian and Statius.

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Among people born in Israel, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 37 out of 389Before him are Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Saint Christopher (220), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), and Jeremiah (-650). After him are Joachim (-100), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), John the Evangelist (10), Eusebius (265), Moshe Dayan (1915), and Benjamin Netanyahu (1949).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 29Before him are Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Saint Christopher (220), and Jeremiah (-650). After him are Joachim (-100), Saint Matthias (1), Saint Veronica (1), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Barabbas (1), and Penitent thief (-18).