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(Qaraites). Heb. Bene miqra, “sons of the Scripture.” Jewish sect founded ca. 765 in Baghdad by Anan* ben David; spread to Jerusalem, Syria, Egypt, S Russ., W Eur., and US; rejects rabbinism and Talmudism; accepts OT as sole authority. In 1910 there were ca. 13,000, nearly all in S Russ.

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