By Reuven Hammer
That legacy performed a very vital function in assisting the Jewish humans live on tough demanding situations to forge a colourful non secular lifestyles anew, and it keeps to persuade Jewish legislations, ethics, and theology even at the present time. Akiva’s contribution to the advance of Oral Torah can't be overvalued, and during this first e-book written in English concerning the sage due to the fact that 1936 Hammer reassesses Akiva’s function from the interval earlier than the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until eventually the Bar Kokhba insurrection in one hundred thirty five CE. He additionally assesses new findings concerning the progress of early Judaism, the explanations why Akiva used to be so outspoken approximately “Christian Jews,” the impact of Hellenism, the Septuagint, and the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. eventually Hammer indicates that Judaism with out Akiva will be a truly varied religion.
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Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy by Reuven Hammer