Judas of Galilee

100 BC - 100

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Judas of Galilee, or Judas of Gamala, was a Jewish leader who led resistance to the census imposed for Roman tax purposes by Quirinius in Judea Province around 6 CE. He encouraged Jews not to register and those that did had their houses burnt and their cattle stolen by his followers. He began the "fourth philosophy" of the Jews which Josephus blames for the disastrous war with the Romans in 66–70. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judas of Galilee has received more than 259,704 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Judas of Galilee is the 97th most popular social activist (up from 105th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Jordan (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Jordanian Social Activist.

Judas of Galilee is most famous for being the one who betrayed Jesus Christ to the Romans.

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Among social activists, Judas of Galilee ranks 97 out of 544Before him are Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Bertha Pappenheim, Frank Costello, Annie Besant, Bugsy Siegel, and Emilia Plater. After him are Flora Tristan, Huda Sha'arawi, Ishikawa Goemon, Gerald Durrell, Meng Huo, and Vlado Chernozemski.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Judas of Galilee ranks 20Before him are Gaius Octavius, Andronicus of Rhodes, Antipater the Idumaean, Mary of Clopas, Publilius Syrus, and Titus Labienus. After him are Artavasdes II of Armenia, Valerius Maximus, Antigonus II Mattathias, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Phraates V, and Marcus Antistius Labeo. Among people deceased in 100, Judas of Galilee ranks 34Before him are Papias of Hierapolis, Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, and Mary the Jewess. After him are Locusta, Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, Agabus, Ananias of Damascus, and Agrippa the Skeptic.

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Among people born in Jordan, Judas of Galilee ranks 8 out of 37Before him are Hussein of Jordan (1935), Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), and Menippus (-290). After him are Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Meleager of Gadara (-130), and Simon bar Giora (100).


Among social activists born in Jordan, Judas of Galilee ranks 1After him are Simon bar Giora (100).