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120 The followingcrusadersong well demonstratesthis popularmisinterpretation of crusadepropaganda: Whoeverproceedsthither, 114. , 4:138. 115. , 4:15. 116. Fulcherof Chartres,Historia Hierosolymitana,p. 136. R. Hill anded. R. Mynors(London,1962),pp. 1-2. 117. , 4:15. 118. , 3:727-730. 119. C. Erdmann,TheOriginof the Idea of Crusade(Princeton,1977),p. 344. See also J. , D. Loades(1984), p. 17. 120. H. E. Mayer,TheCrusades(Oxford,1988),p. 294. 121 Rather than markinga genesis, the associationbetween death, martyrdom,and celestial rewardin the First Crusaderepresentsa theological 122PetertheHermit'svision in Jerusalemin 1094"confirmed" the culmination.

Vol. 2, p. 63, n. 183, p. 165; idem, "TheAuthorof SeferJosippon:His Characterand His Period,"(Hebrew), Zion 18 (1953): 109-126. Also, Y. Baer,"TheHebrewSeferJosipphon"(Hebrew)in Sefer Dinur (Jerusalem,1949), pp. 178-205. On the letter,see U. Cassuto,"Una letteraebraica de secolo X," Giornaledella SocietaAsiatica Italiana29 (1918-1920): 97-110; S. Krauss, "Un documentsur l'histoirede Juifsen Italie,"Revuedes etudesjuives67 (1920):40-43; A. Scharf,ByzantineJewry(London,1971),p. Andsee also A. Grossman'simportant article, "TheRoots of Qiddushha-Shemin EarlyAshkenaz,"in Sanctityof Life and Martyrdom, pp.

The divine voice consideredAkiva'slast-breathShemaa meritoriousact in its ownright. "74 Particularlyrevealingis the dialoguebetweenGod andMoses in B. Men. 29b. God reveals to Moses the futureof the Jewish people. Instead He shows him Akiva's gruesomeexecution. 75 72. Avot 4:2, B. Ber. 17a. The preceptsthat are related to rewardare "honoringfatherandmother,the practiceof lovingkindness,andmakingpeace betweenman and his fellow; but the studyof the Torahis equalto them all," M. Pe'ah 1:1. Urbach,Sages, pp.

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