Karaism \Ka"ra*ism\, n. Doctrines of the Karaites. [1913 Webster]

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  • Karaism — or Qaraism Jewish religious movement that denied the authenticity of the oral law and defended the Hebrew Bible as the only basis of doctrine and practice. It originated in 8th century Persia, where its members were called Ananites after Anan ben …   Universalium

  • Karaism — noun Etymology: Late Hebrew qĕrāīm Karaites, from Hebrew qārā to read Date: circa 1883 a Jewish doctrine originating in Baghdad in the eighth century that rejects rabbinism and talmudism and bases its tenets on Scripture alone • Karaite noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • karaism — n. principles of the ancient Jewish Karaite sect, belief that the written Torah is the only source of Jewish law …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Karaite — Karaism /kar euh iz euhm/, Karaitism /kar euh uy tiz euhm/, n. Karaitic /kar euh it ik/, adj. /kar euh uyt /, n. Judaism. a member of a sect, founded in Persia in the 8th century A.D. by the religious leader Anan ben David, that rejected the… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Karaite Judaism — or Karaism (IPA2|ˈkærəˌaɪt, ˈkærəˌɪzəm; Hebrew Name|קָרָאִים|Qaraʾim|Qārāʾîm|meaning Readers [of Scripture] ) is a Jewish movement characterized by the recognition of the Tanakh as its scripture, and the rejection of Rabbinic Judaism and the Oral …   Wikipedia

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