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Karaites

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

were a Jewish sect whose teachings rejected the authority of rabbinic Jewish (Rabbanite) tradition and leadership, and did not acknowledge

Karaites

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
216 words

(from Heb., ‘readers’, i.e. of scripture).

Jewish sect basing itself on scripture, not subsequent interpretation. The name ‘Karaite’ was not

Karaites

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
201 words

The sect which arose in the eighth century ce; Heb. Keraim, from the root kara, ‘to read’,

Karaites

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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358 words

Jewish sect founded by Anan ben David (early 8th century) in Babylon, characterized by its rejection of the Talmudic-rabbinical tradition.

KARAITES

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
858 words
(Scripturalists), a religious group that developed a system of Jewish law independent of the Talmud. Karaite roots may be traced to eighth-century Babylonia when, according to rabbinic ... More
Karaites

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
140 words

Karaism was a current of medieval Judaism whose origins remain debated, but which crystallized in 8th-c. Babylon. The Karaites (in

Karaites

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Steven B. Bowman

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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259 words

(“Scripturalists”), Jewish sect that emerged in Babylonia from the followers of Anan ben David, an alleged 8th-C. descendant of King David...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
108 words
Jewish movement that relies exclusively on the written law as laid down in the Hebrew Bible, rejecting the authority of the oral law as laid down in Talmudic literature. The word derives ... More

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