Saint Matthias

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Matthias (Koine Greek: Μαθθίας, Maththías [maθˈθ], from Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ Mattiṯyāhū; Coptic: ⲙⲁⲑⲓⲁⲥ; died c. AD 80) was, according to the Acts of the Apostles (written c. AD 80–90), chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following the latter's betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Matthias has received more than 898,596 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Saint Matthias is the 207th most popular religious figure (down from 180th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Israel (down from 35th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Saint Matthias is most famous for being the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus.

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Among religious figures, Saint Matthias ranks 207 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Celestine III, Ambrose, Pope Celestine V, Saint Pantaleon, Elizabeth of Hungary, and Jacques de Molay. After him are Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Linus, Pope Lucius I, Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Tomás de Torquemada, and Caiaphas.

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Among people born in 1, Saint Matthias ranks 6Before him are James, son of Zebedee, Thomas the Apostle, Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, and Barnabas. After him are Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, and Silas. Among people deceased in 80, Saint Matthias ranks 2Before him is Philip the Apostle. After him are Berenice, Vologases II of Parthia, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, and Kujula Kadphises.

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Among people born in Israel, Saint Matthias ranks 44 out of 389Before him are Joachim (-100), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), John the Evangelist (10), Eusebius (265), Moshe Dayan (1915), and Benjamin Netanyahu (1949). After him are Deborah (-1199), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Procopius (500), Saint Veronica (1), Hezekiah (-800), and Judas Maccabeus (-200).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Saint Matthias ranks 31Before him are Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Saint Christopher (220), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), and Joachim (-100). After him are Saint Veronica (1), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Barabbas (1), Penitent thief (-18), Rabbi Akiva (50), and Ahmed Yassin (1937).