701 BC - 609 BC

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Zephaniah (, Hebrew: צְפַנְיָה‎, Modern: Ṣəfanya, Tiberian: Ṣep̄anyā, "Concealed of/is YHWH") is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Tanakh; the most prominent one being the prophet who prophesied in the days of Josiah, king of Judah (640–609 BCE) and is attributed a book bearing his name among the Twelve Minor Prophets. His name is commonly transliterated Sophonias in Bibles translated from the Vulgate or Septuagint. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zephaniah has received more than 400,269 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Zephaniah is the 656th most popular religious figure (up from 910th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Israel (up from 127th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Zephaniah ranks 656 out of 2,238Before him are Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Philemon, Hillel the Elder, Olaus Magnus, Piruz Nahavandi, and Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. After him are Theodora, Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, Eulalia of Mérida, James, brother of Jesus, and Josaphat Kuntsevych.

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Among people born in 701 BC, Zephaniah ranks 1After him is Cleisthenes of Sicyon. Among people deceased in 609 BC, Zephaniah ranks 2Before him is Josiah.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Zephaniah ranks 95 out of 430Before him are Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Berenice (28), Uri Geller (1946), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), and Unas (-2400). After him are Ezer Weizman (1924), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Itzhak Perlman (1945), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), and Dan Shechtman (1941).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Zephaniah ranks 42Before him are Penitent thief (-18), Pope Theodore I (600), Nicodemus (-50), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Isaac Luria (1534), and Pontius Pilate's wife (6). After him are James, brother of Jesus (-20), Canaan (null), Philip the Evangelist (100), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Mariam Baouardy (1846), and Al-Tabarani (873).