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Simeon (Greek: Συμεών) at the Temple is the "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who, according to Luke 2:25–35, met Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as they entered the Temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law of Moses on the 40th day from Jesus' birth, i. e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simeon has received more than 258,468 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Simeon is the 516th most popular religious figure (up from 557th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Israel (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Simeon is most famous for being the prophet who took Jesus in his arms and proclaimed that he would be a light to the Gentiles and a glory to his people Israel.

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Among religious figures, Simeon ranks 516 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Nicholas II, Pope John II, Annas, Saint Boniface, Pope Stephen VII, and Alphonsus Liguori. After him are Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, John Wesley, Pope Anastasius II, Dionysius Exiguus, Saint Giles, and Anas ibn Malik.

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Among people born in Israel, Simeon ranks 74 out of 430Before him are Jeconiah (-700), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Amon of Judah (-660), Uzziah (-900), Annas (-22), and Ehud Olmert (1945). After him are Jehoash of Judah (-843), Rabbi Akiva (50), Ada Yonath (1939), Penitent thief (-18), Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), and Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Simeon ranks 34Before him are Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), Ahmed Yassin (1937), and Annas (-22). After him are Rabbi Akiva (50), Penitent thief (-18), Pope Theodore I (600), Nicodemus (-50), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), and Isaac Luria (1534).