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Yohanan ben Zakkai

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See Yohanan for more rabbis by this name.Yohanan ben Zakkai (Hebrew: יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי‎, Yōḥānān ben Zakkaʾy; 1st century CE), sometimes abbreviated as Ribaz (ריב״ז‎) for Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, was one of the Tannaim, an important Jewish sage during the late Second Temple period and in the transformative post-destruction era. He was a primary contributor to the core text of Rabbinic Judaism, the Mishnah. His name is often preceded by the honorific title, "Rabban." He is widely regarded as one of the most important Jewish figures of his time, and his escape from the Roman destruction of Jerusalem (which allowed him to continue teaching) may have been instrumental in Rabbinic Judaism's survival post-Temple. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yohanan ben Zakkai has received more than 172,459 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Yohanan ben Zakkai is the 1,139th most popular religious figure (down from 1,006th in 2019).

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Among religious figures, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 1,139 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Mercurius, Francesco Barberini, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, Billy Meier, Theodulf of Orléans, and Blandina. After him are Charles de Bourbon, Śāntarakṣita, Jeremias II of Constantinople, Pope Theophilus of Alexandria, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, and Didacus of Alcalá.

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Among people born in 50, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 15Before him are Rabbi Akiva, Charaka, Osroes I, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Saint Petronilla, and Pacorus II. After him are Vologases II of Parthia, Titus Flavius Clemens, Veleda, Archippus, Domitilla the Elder, and Cestius Gallus. Among people deceased in 70, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 6Before him are Andrew the Apostle, Jude the Apostle, Columella, Emperor Suinin, and Simon bar Giora.

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