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The Resource Akiva : life, legend, legacy, Reuven Hammer

Akiva : life, legend, legacy, Reuven Hammer

Label
Akiva : life, legend, legacy
Title
Akiva
Title remainder
life, legend, legacy
Statement of responsibility
Reuven Hammer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The legendary Akiva ben Yosef has fascinated Jews for centuries. One of and arguably the most important of the Tannaim, or early Jewish sages, he lived during a crucial era in the development of Judaism as we know it today, and his theology played a major part in the development of Rabbinic Judaism. Reuven Hammer details Akiva's life as it led to a martyr's death and delves into the rich legacy Akiva left us. That legacy played an extraordinarily important role in helping the Jewish people survive difficult challenges and forge a vibrant religious life anew and it continues to influence Jewish law, ethics, and theology even today. Akiva's contribution to the development of Oral Torah cannot be overestimated, and in this first book written in English about the sage since 1936, Hammer reassesses Akiva's role from the period before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until the Bar Kokhba Revolt in 135 CE. He also assesses new findings about the growth of early Judaism, the reasons why Akiva was so outspoken about "Christian Jews," the influence of Hellenism, the Septuagint, and the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Ultimately, Hammer shows that Judaism without Akiva would be a very different religion"--
  • "Reuven Hammer traces the life of the great and legendary Sage, from youth to a martyr's death, and his many contributions to Rabbinic Judaism"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammer, Reuven
Dewey number
296.1/20092
Index
index present
LC call number
BM755.A6
LC item number
H36 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akiba ben Joseph
  • Tannaim
  • Jews
  • Martyrdom
  • Akiba ben Joseph
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • RELIGION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • RELIGION
  • Jews
  • Martyrdom
  • Tannaim
Label
Akiva : life, legend, legacy, Reuven Hammer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Akiva's early life -- Becoming a sage -- The new sage and public figure -- The mystical interpreter of Torah -- The organizer of Torah -- Akiva and the Song of Songs -- Aspects of Akiva's theology -- Akiva's resistance, imprisonment, and death -- The man and his legacy
Control code
918983976
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780827612754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d98g5g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918983976
Label
Akiva : life, legend, legacy, Reuven Hammer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Akiva's early life -- Becoming a sage -- The new sage and public figure -- The mystical interpreter of Torah -- The organizer of Torah -- Akiva and the Song of Songs -- Aspects of Akiva's theology -- Akiva's resistance, imprisonment, and death -- The man and his legacy
Control code
918983976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780827612754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d98g5g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918983976

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