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  1. Akiva is a fictional character from the 1960 film and the book Exodus.
  2. Akiva is a fictional character from the book Daughter of Smoke and Bone.


Akiva or Akiba is a Jewish-ethnic name, arising in Aramaic from Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב‎‎, and thus cognate to English Jacob.

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Google previewThe Myth of the Cultural Jew (2015)

Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition by Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

In sum, Ishmael can be understood as a minimalist in terms of Revelation, whereas Akiva is a maximalist.13 In addition to disagreement regarding the content of God's Revelation, the tradition also has acknowledged the possibility of variation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Judaism (2005)

by Sara E. Karesh, Mitchell M. Hurvitz

ancient rabbinic leader Akiva ben Yoseph was one of the most important TANNAIM (teachers of the MISHNAH), and the greatest of the early rabbinic leaders. A primary force in the early development of rabbinic law and a ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Akiva, Rabbi akitu itself is a house or temple outside of a city to which the central god of the ceremony would leave, later to return. In the Babylonian akitu ceremony, the central god was Marduk and the temple of Esagila was the place in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology (2007)

by Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores

A significant difference between them, however, is that the school of Rabbi Ishmael, holding that the Torah “speaks the language of men,” tended to stress the literal sense of' the Scriptures, that is, peshat, more than the school of Rabbi Akiva.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Akiva: “A dafis the instrument of our survival in the stormy seas of today. If we cling to it faithfully all the waves of tribulation ...

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