Friday, August 26, 2022

On Karaism and the Karaites

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: What is Karaism and Are There Still Karaites? (Daniel J. Lasker).
The study of Karaism has progressed greatly in the past few decades. Although the discoveries of the Cairo Geniza in 1897 and the Dead Sea Scrolls (which may or may not be related to Karaism) in 1947 stimulated research of this form of Judaism, it is the opening up of the libraries of the Former Soviet Union which has been a major spur for Karaite studies. ...

The author has a recent book on Karaism with OUP: Karaism. An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism.

For many PaleoJudaica posts on the Karaites, see here and links and here.

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