A Jewish sect in the 8 century AD and later that accepted only the original Scriptures and rejected later rabbinical writings.

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  • KARAITES — (Heb. בַּעֲלֵי מִקְרָא ,בְּנֵי מִקְרָא ,קָרָאִים, Qaraʾim, Benei Miqra, Ba alei Miqra; Ar. Qarāʾiyyūn), Jewish sect which came into being toward the middle of the ninth century. (See Map: karaite Settlement). Its doctrine is characterized… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KARAÏTES — KARAÏTES, QARAÏTES ou CARAÏTES La tournure adjectivale «karaïtes» (ou Benè Miqra , «fils de l’Écriture»; de l’hébreu q r : «lire»), repérable dans les midrashim et traduisible par «biblistes» ou «scripturaires», fut adoptée par les (ou imputée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Karaites — Karaïsme  Cet article traite du karaïsme en tant que religion ; pour l histoire des communautés qui l adoptèrent, voir Histoire du karaïsme Courants du judaïsme Fondamentaux Définitions : Judaïsme · Religion abrahamique · YHWH …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Karaites —    A Jewish sect that originated in the eighth century in Babylonia and then spread throughout the Middle East. From the 13th century on, the Karaites made their way into Europe, where many of them settled in the Crimea. The Karaites also… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • KARAITES —    a Jewish sect which originated in the 8th century; adhered to the letter of Scripture and repudiated all tradition; were strict Sabbatarians …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • KARAITES —    a JEWISH SECT founded in Babylon in 750 by Anan ben David whose aim was to reform JUDAISM in terms of SCRIPTURE rather than TRADITION as represented by the TALMUD …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Karaites — n. member of a Jewish sect which rejected the Talmud and rabbinical teachings (founded in Persia in the 8th century AD) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Karaites — ♦ Members of a Jewish sect that rejected the Talmudic interpretations of the Bible. Going directly back to the Bible, they cam up with their own interpretations; thus their customs differed considerably from those of the mainstram Rabbinical Jews …   Medieval glossary

  • Karaites — noun a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century • Hypernyms: ↑sect,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crimean Karaites — The Crimean Karaites (Crimean Karaim: sg. къарай qaray, pl. къарайлар qaraylar; Trakai Karaim: sg. karaj, pl. karajlar, Hebrew קָרָאִים qara im, readers , tr. Karaylar), also known as Karaim and Qarays, are a community of ethnic Turkic adherents… …   Wikipedia

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