Research Query: English Translation of "The Alphabet of Rabbi Akiva"
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For the question of Prof. Jacob Adler, if there is an English translation of "The Alphabet of Rabbi Akiva" (other than the late 19th-century translation by Naphtali Herz Imber)?
1. See: The Aleph Beit of Rebbi Akiva, translated by Yaacov Dovid Shulman (Yeshiva Beth Moshe edition) 2018.
2. Another translation is into German. See in August Wünsche, Aus Israels Lehrhallen, vol. 4: Kleine Midraschim zur jüdischen Ethik, Buchstaben- und Zahlen-Symbolik (Leipzig: Pfeiffer 1909).
3. See the references which were given by Günter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash (Translated and edited by M. Bockmuehl), T&T Clark, Edinburgh 1996 (Second Edition), p. 349.
There is a new English translation of the Alphabet of Rabbi Akiva. From the catalogue of the National Library of Israel:
Otiyyot de-Rabbi Akiva. English. 2018. Scranton, Pa..
Title The aleph beit of Rebbi Akiva / translated by Yaacov Dovid Shulman.
Alternate title The alef bet of Rebi ʻAḳiva
על המעטפת: אותיות דרבי עקיבא
כותר התחל: אלפא ביתא דרבי עקיבא
Edition Yeshiva Beth Moshe edition.
Imprint [Scranton] : Yeshiva Beth Moshe, 5778.
Baltimore, MD : Power Sefer Press.
Center for Textual Studies
My neighbors in the Smith-Greenspring neighborhood of Baltimore recently got this version in the mail, translated by Yaacov David Shulman:
I don't know if they got volume 1 or 2.