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Karaites In Egypt And North Africa

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This section contains a list of books and journals on the subject of Karaites in Egypt and North Africa. 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.

Keywords:Egypt; Karaites; North Africa

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