Rabbi Akiva

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Akiva ben Yosef (Mishnaic Hebrew: עֲקִיבָא בֶּן יוֹסֵף‎ ʿĂqīḇāʾ ben Yōsēf; c. 50 – 28 September 135 CE), also known as Rabbi Akiva (רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא‎), was a leading Jewish scholar and sage, a tanna of the latter part of the first century and the beginning of the second century. Rabbi Akiva was a leading contributor to the Mishnah and to Midrash halakha. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rabbi Akiva has received more than 490,452 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rabbi Akiva is the 453rd most popular religious figure (down from 437th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Israel (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Rabbi Akiva is most famous for saying "let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

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  • 74.79

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Rabbi Akiva ranks 453 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John XVII, Eber, Pope Adrian III, Hugues de Payens, Denis, and Pope Sisinnius. After him are Ahmed Yassin, Eric IX of Sweden, Pope Miltiades, Rashi, Genevieve, and Antipope Clement VII.

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Among people born in 50, Rabbi Akiva ranks 9Before him are Juvenal, Apollodorus of Damascus, Simon bar Kokhba, Zacchaeus, Salome, and Simon Magus. After him are Osroes I, Charaka, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Yohanan ben Zakkai, Domitilla the Elder, and Vologases II of Parthia. Among people deceased in 136, Rabbi Akiva ranks 1After him are Vibia Sabina and Eleutherius of Byzantium.

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Among people born in Israel, Rabbi Akiva ranks 65 out of 389Before him are Rehoboam (-972), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Zedekiah (-617), Edward Said (1935), Manasseh of Judah (-800), and Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177). After him are Abijah of Judah (-1000), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Micah (-737), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), and Ehud Barak (1942).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Rabbi Akiva ranks 36Before him are Joachim (-100), Saint Matthias (1), Saint Veronica (1), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Barabbas (1), and Penitent thief (-18). After him are Ahmed Yassin (1937), Micah (-737), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Annas (-22), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), and Simeon (null).