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Noun1.Karaites - 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
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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Popkin, "The Lost Tribes, the Caraites and the English Millenarians," Journal of Jewish Studies, 37 (1986), pp.
The Caraites are a minority Jewish sect that accepts only the written Torah (the Five Books of Moses), and does not acknowledge the subsequent interpretations and rulings on custom and law of the Rabbinate.
Olszowy, "La lettre de divorce Caraite et sa place dans les relations entre Caraites et Rabbanites au Moyen Age," Revue des Etudes Juives 155 (1996): 337-362.