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This chapter contains a list of works relevant to discussion of Karaite history. The origins of the Karaites, a scripturalist movement in Judaism which rejected the Oral Law and the authority of the Rabbis, are usually traced to Anan ben David, in eighth-century Babylonia, but the movement only truly crystallized as such in the last couple of decades of the ninth century and has been part of the Jewish scene ever since, with major centers in Erets Israel, Modern Israel, Egypt, Byzantium, and Eastern Europe at different times in its history. The modern study of Karaism began in the early modern period, when Karaites first caught the attention of Protestant Christian Hebraists and missionaries in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Many accounts of the sect and its beliefs have come down to us from this period, often depicting it as a Jewish form of Protestantism.

Keywords:Byzantium; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Erets Israel; Judaism; Karaite history; Modern Israel; Protestant Christian Hebraists



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