Raymond E. Brown

1928 - 1998

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Raymond Edward Brown (May 22, 1928 – August 8, 1998) was an American Sulpician priest and prominent biblical scholar. He was a specialist on the hypothetical Johannine community, which he speculated contributed to the authorship of the Gospel of John, and he also wrote studies on the birth and death of Jesus. Brown was professor emeritus at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in New York City, where he taught for 29 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond E. Brown has received more than 278,978 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Raymond E. Brown is the 2,767th most popular religious figure (down from 2,395th in 2019), the 7,818th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,916th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Over the past year Raymond E. Brown has had the most page views in the with 36,480 views, followed by Spanish (6,199), and Italian (4,213). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (69.66%), Egyptian Arabic (55.88%), and Serbo-Croatian (55.60%)


Among religious figures, Raymond E. Brown ranks 2,767 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Celadion of Alexandria, Jonathan Sacks, Paulos Faraj Rahho, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and Raúl Silva Henríquez. After him are Renato Corti, John Dew, Gregorio María Aguirre y García, Anthony Peter Khoraish, Raymundo Damasceno Assis, and Giovanni Cheli.

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Among people born in 1928, Raymond E. Brown ranks 445Before him are Tom Lehrer, Alfred Hrdlicka, Ivar Aronsson, Gino Bramieri, Fritz Herkenrath, and Santiago Vernazza. After him are Bernard Cribbins, William Alexander Morgan, Lucyna Winnicka, Angélica Gorodischer, Stanley Mandelstam, and Clu Gulager. Among people deceased in 1998, Raymond E. Brown ranks 245Before him are André Chorda, Jane Bell, Leo Buscaglia, Bella Abzug, Gunnar Jansson, and Mary Millar. After him are Robert Young, Jeanette Nolan, Jopie Selbach, Gevorg Emin, Henry Spira, and Frank Forberger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond E. Brown ranks 7,818 out of 20,380Before him are Tess Harper (1950), Dale Earnhardt (1951), David S. Goyer (1965), Randy Edelman (1947), Arthur Crudup (1905), and John Carmack (1970). After him are Daniel Henney (1979), Walter Reed (1851), George Thorogood (1950), Richie Ramone (1957), Jeff Sessions (1946), and Cathy Ferguson (1948).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Raymond E. Brown ranks 59Before him are C. I. Scofield (1843), Adoniram Judson (1788), Seán Patrick O'Malley (1944), John F. MacArthur (1939), Walter Breuning (1896), and Edmund Szoka (1927). After him are Francis Spellman (1889), Donald Wuerl (1940), Bruce M. Metzger (1914), Adam Maida (1930), James Stafford (1932), and Emma Smith (1804).