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A·ki·ba ben Jo·seph

 (ä-kē′bä bĕn jō′zəf, -səf, ə-kē′və) ad 50?-135.
Jewish religious leader whose scholarship, particularly a reinterpretation of the Halakah, profoundly influenced Judaism.

A•ki•ba ben Jo•seph

(ɑˈki bɑ bɛn ˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf, əˈki və)
a.d. c50–c135, rabbi, scholar, and martyr.
Also called A•ki′ba.
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Until that time, "Rabbi Aqiba, the president of the rabbinical academy at Yavne and the official religious leader of the Jews in this age, declared that the successful Jewish commander was the Messiah.
Aqiba (or the redactor) exemplifies that relationship by referencing this unit of two sentences (in which it is implied that a sacrifice is brought for each count).
Aqiba goes further still; he treats the wife as no person at all, permitting the husband to discard her without even the flimsiest excuse.
According to a later aggadah 'legend' (Seder Elyahu Zota) Rabbi Aqiba saved the soul of a dead person from the punishment of Gehenna by getting his son to learn and recite the Qaddish.
47) What is more, Tannaitic discussions imply that the Song of Songs would not be in the Bible if it had not been read in a spiritual sense: in reply to the question of its legitimacy, Rabbi Aqiba affirmed, `All the ages are not worth the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel; for all the Writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies'.
Aqiba disagree about the text of the blessing that follows Hallel.