Reuven Hammer's Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy PDF

By Reuven Hammer

ISBN-10: 082761215X

ISBN-13: 9780827612150

The mythical Akiva ben Yosef has interested Jews for hundreds of years. Arguably crucial of the Tannaim, or early Jewish sages, Akiva lived in the course of an important period within the improvement of Judaism as we all know it at the present time, and his theology performed an important half within the improvement of Rabbinic Judaism. Reuven Hammer info Akiva’s lifestyles because it resulted in a martyr’s loss of life and he delves into the wealthy legacy Akiva left us.

That legacy performed a very vital position in assisting the Jewish humans live on tricky demanding situations to forge a colourful spiritual lifestyles anew, and it maintains to persuade Jewish legislations, ethics, and theology even this present day. Akiva’s contribution to the advance of Oral Torah can't be overvalued, and during this first booklet written in English in regards to the sage in view that 1936 Hammer reassesses Akiva’s position from the interval prior to the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until eventually the Bar Kokhba rebel in one hundred thirty five CE. He additionally assesses new findings concerning the development of early Judaism, the explanations why Akiva used to be so outspoken approximately “Christian Jews,” the impression of Hellenism, the Septuagint, and the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. finally Hammer indicates that Judaism with no Akiva will be a truly various religion.

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