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us: Acosta, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640


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    • us: Akosta, Uriėlʹ, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Aḳosṭah, Uriʼel, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Costa, Gabriel da, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Costa, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Costa, Uriel da, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Da Costa, Gabriel, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Da Costa, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Dakosta, Uriėlʹ, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: Uriel, jurista hebreo, approximately 1585-1640
    • us: אקוסטה, אוריאל, 1585 approximately-1640
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      Acosta, Uriel, ca. 1585-1640
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    • found: Shmueli, E. Masoreth u-mahpekhah, 1942.
    • found: Burnshaw, S. The refusers, c1981: p. 5 (Uriel da Costa)
    • found: Encyc. Brit., 15th ed. (Acosta, Uriel; b. c.1585, d. April 1640)
    • found: Encyc. Judaica, 1971 (Costa, Uriel da (Acosta); 1585-1640)
    • found: Examination of Pharisaic traditions, 1993: CIP t.p. (Uriel da Costa) facsim. of orig. t.p. (Uriel jurista hebreo)
    • found: Wikipedia, 24 February 2017 (Uriel da Costa (ca. 1585 - April 1640) or Uriel Acosta (from the Latin form of his Portuguese surname, Costa, or da Costa) was a philosopher and skeptic who immigrated from Portugal to the Dutch Republic. Costa was born in Porto with the name Gabriel da Costa Fiuza. His parents were cristãos novos, or New Christians, Christians who had converted from Judaism to Catholicism, also known as Marranos, in order to avoid the civil persecutions of Jews in Spain and Portugal. After his father died, he began to very carefully reveal his newfound sentiments to his family. Ultimately, in 1617, the whole family decided to return to Judaism; they fled Portugal for Amsterdam, which was widely known at the time to be a unique sanctuary of European religious freedom. His book [An Examination of the Traditions of the Pharisees] became very controversial among the local Jewish community and was burned publicly. Costa was called before the rabbinic leadership of Amsterdam for uttering blasphemous views against Judaism. He was fined a significant sum and excommunicated)
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