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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 1,912,399 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph of Arimathea is the 246th most popular religious figure (down from 159th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Israel (down from 37th in 2019) and the 25th 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 246 out of 2,238Before him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Amos, Pope Adrian II, Ezra, Irenaeus, and Pope Nicholas I. After him are Zechariah, Pope Callixtus II, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope Alexander III, Abd al-Muttalib, and Pope Gelasius I.

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Among people born in 100, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 3Before him are Ptolemy and Pope Alexander I. After him are Longinus, Dionysius the Areopagite, Thecla, James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Telesphorus, Pope Hyginus, Saint Sarah, and Pope Victor I. Among people deceased in 96, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 3Before him are Domitian and Quintilian. After him is Statius.

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Among people born in Israel, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 39 out of 430Before him are Eusebius (265), John the Evangelist (10), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), and Joachim (-100). After him are Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Hezekiah (-800), Procopius (500), Jeroboam (-1000), and Josiah (-648).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Joseph of Arimathea ranks 25Before him are Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), and Joachim (-100). After him are Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), Joel (-1), and Nehemiah (-490).