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Akiba Ben Joseph

Akiba, Ben Joseph, a famous Jewish Rabbi, who lived in the first and second centuries of the Christian era. He was a very popular teacher at Jaffa, and is believed to have influenced the doctrines of the Talmud. Having joined the false Messiah, Bar-Eskeba, he was flayed alive by the Romans under Julius Severus. He is still venerated as a martyr. Only one of the books attributed to him appears to be genuine.