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Acosta, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640

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Personal name headingAcosta, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640
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Variant(s)Acosta, Uriel, ca. 1585-1640
Akosta, Uriėlʹ, approximately 1585-1640
Aḳosṭah, Uriʼel, approximately 1585-1640
Costa, Gabriel da, approximately 1585-1640
Costa, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640
Costa, Uriel da, approximately 1585-1640
Da Costa, Gabriel, approximately 1585-1640
Da Costa, Uriel, approximately 1585-1640
Dakosta, Uriėlʹ, approximately 1585-1640
Uriel, jurista hebreo, approximately 1585-1640
אקוסטה, אוריאל, 1585 approximately-1640
Birth date1585~
Death date1640
Profession or occupationLawyers Philosophers
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Found inShmueli, E. Masoreth u-mahpekhah, 1942.
Burnshaw, S. The refusers, c1981: p. 5 (Uriel da Costa)
Encyc. Brit., 15th ed. (Acosta, Uriel; b. c.1585, d. April 1640)
Encyc. Judaica, 1971 (Costa, Uriel da (Acosta); 1585-1640)
Examination of Pharisaic traditions, 1993: CIP t.p. (Uriel da Costa) facsim. of orig. t.p. (Uriel jurista hebreo)
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)