RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Yohanan ben Zakkai

50 - 70

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See Yohanan for more rabbis by this name.Yohanan ben Zakkai (Hebrew: יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי‎, Yōḥānān ben Zakaʾy; 1st century CE), sometimes abbreviated as Ribaz (ריב״ז‎) for Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, was one of the Tannaim, an important Jewish sage in the era of the Second Temple, and a primary contributor to the core text of Rabbinical 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, that allowed him to continue teaching, may have been instrumental in rabbinic Judaism surviving the destruction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yohanan ben Zakkai has received more than 139,015 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Yohanan ben Zakkai is the 1,007th most popular religious figure (down from 999th in 2019).

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  • 18

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 1,007 out of 2,272Before him are Nicholas Kabasilas, Shirali Muslimov, Maurice de Sully, Marie Laveau, Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, and Marcabru. After him are Simon Stock, Meletius of Antioch, Annie Chapman, Henry Benedict Stuart, Accursius, and John of Matha.

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Among people born in 50, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 13Before him are Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Osroes I, Charaka, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. After him are Domitilla the Elder, Vologases II of Parthia, Tiberius Claudius Narcissus, Archippus, Titus Flavius Clemens, and Pacorus II. Among people deceased in 70, Yohanan ben Zakkai ranks 5Before him are Andrew the Apostle, Jude the Apostle, Columella, and Emperor Suinin. After him is Simon bar Giora.

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