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History — Origins And Early Development

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This chapter briefly talks about the origins and early development of Karaites, a scripturalist movement in Judaism which rejected the Oral Law and the authority of the Rabbis. The origins of the Karaites 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.

Keywords:Anan ben David; Judaism; Karaites; Rabbis

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