Yefet ben Ali
Yefet ben Ali (Hebrew: יפת בן עלי הלוי‎) was perhaps the foremost Karaite commentator on the Bible, during the "Golden Age of Karaism". He lived during the 10th century, a native of Basra ( ...
Hezekiah ben Solomon
Hezekiah ben Solomon (Hebrew: חזקיה בן שלמה) was the son of Solomon ben David and thus was the eighth Karaite exilarch of the line of Anan ben David. He lived in Iraq during the eleventh century. He ...
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Jacob Qirqisani
Jacob Qirqisani (Heb. Ya'akov ben Ephraim ha-Tzerqesi; Arab. Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Qirkisani) was a Karaite dogmatist and exegete who flourished in the first half of the tenth century. He was a native of...
Saul ben Anan
Saul ben Anan (Hebrew: שאול בן ענן) was a Karaite Jewish leader of the eighth century CE. He was the son and successor of Anan ben David. He is styled by the later Karaites nasi (prince) and Rosh ha-g...
Hasdai ben Hezekiah
Hasdai ben Hezekiah (Hebrew: חסדאי בן חזקיה) was the son of Hezekiah ben Solomon and thus was the ninth Karaite exilarch of the line of Anan ben David. He lived in Iraq during the eleventh and twelfth...
Elijah Bashyazi
Elijah ben Moses Bashyazi of Adrianople or Elijah Bašyazi (in Hebrew, Eliyahu ben Moshe ben Menahem) (born c. 1420 in Adrianople – died 1490 in Adrianople) was a Karaite Jewish hakham of the fif...
Mordecai Sultansky
Mordecai Sultansky (Hebrew: מרדכי סולטנסקי‎) was a Crimean Karaite hakham of the nineteenth century.He was born at Lutsk about 1772. Sultansky was one of the most prominent scholars of the K...
Isaac of Troki
Isaac ben Abraham of Troki, Karaite scholar and polemical writer (b. Trakai, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, c. 1533; d. Trakai, c. 1594 (or eight years earlier for both dates, according to Jacob Mann’s hyp...
Benjamin Nahawandi
Benjamin Nahawandi or Benjamin ben Moses or Benyamin ben Moshe al-Nahawendi was one of the greatest of the Karaite scholars of the early Middle Ages. The Karaite historian Solomon ben Jeroham regarded...
Aaron ben Elijah
Aaron ben Elijah (Aharon son of Eliyahu), the Latter, of Nicomedia (אהרון בן אליהו האחרון; born 1328 or 1329 in Nicomedia – 1369 in Constantinople) is often considered to be the most prominent Karaite...
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Solomon (Karaite prince)
Solomon ben David (Hebrew: שלמה בן דוד‎) was a Karaite leader of the late tenth and early eleventh centuries CE. He was the son of David ben Boaz. As a direct lineal descendant of Anan ben David...
Da'ud Abu al-Fadl
Da'ud Abu al-Fadl (1161–1242) was a Karaite Jewish physician who lived in Egypt in the twelfth century CE. He born at Cairo in 1161 and died there about 1242. Having studied medicine under the Jewish ...
Boaz ben Jehoshaphat
Boaz ben Jehoshaphat (Hebrew: בעז בן יהושפט) was the son of Jehoshaphat ben Saul and the great-grandson of Anan ben David. He lived in Iraq during the mid ninth century. As the direct lineal heir of A...
Abraham Kirimi
Abraham Kirimi (Hebrew: אברהם קירימי?; 1358, Solhat – 15th century) was a Crimean rabbi of the 14th century.
According to Firkovich ("C. I. H." No. 50), Kirimi was a proselyte and a pupil of...
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Aaron of Jerusalem
Aaron of Jerusalem, also known as Abu al-Faraj Harun, was a Karaite scholar of the eleventh century who resided at Jerusalem.
Little was known of Aaron until Adolf Neubauer discovered, among the m...
Jeshua ben Judah
Jeshua ben Judah was a Karaite scholar, exegete and philosopher, who lived in eleventh-century Iraq (or Persia, according to some sources) or at Jerusalem.He was pupil of Joseph ben Abraham ha-Ro'eh. ...
Seraya Shapshal
Seraya Shapshal or His Excellency Hajji Seraya Khan Shapshal (Karaim: Серая Бен Мордехай Шапшал; Russian: Серге́й Маркович Шапшал; Polish: Seraj Szapszał) (1873-1961) was a hakham and leader...
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Sahl ben Matzliah
Sahl ben Matzliah (Hebrew: סהל בן מצליח הכהן‎, Sahl Ben Matzliah HaCohen) (910–990), also known as Abu al-Sari was a Karaite philosopher and writer.Born in Jerusalem, he belonged to the Rech...
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Levi ben Japheth
Levi ben Japheth (Heb. Levi ben Yafet ha-Levi; Arab. Abu Sa'id Levi ibn Yafat was a Karaite Jewish scholar who flourished, probably at Jerusalem, in the first half of the eleventh century CE. Although...
Sima Babovich
Sima ben Salomon Babovich (Karayce: Сима Бабович - Sima Babovich, Russian: Сима Соломонович Бабович) (1790-1855) was a first Hakham of the Russian Crimean Karaites, one of the early figures in the...
Daniel al-Kumisi
Daniel al-Kumisi (Damagan, Tabaristan – d. Jerusalem, 946) was one of the most prominent early scholars of Karaite Judaism. He flourished at the end of the ninth or at the beginning of the tenth centu...
Solomon ben Jeroham
Solomon ben Jeroham, in Arabic Sulaym ibn Ruhaym, was a Karaite exegete and controversialist who flourished at Jerusalem between 940 and 960. He was considered one of the greatest authorities among th...
Abraham Firkovich
Abraham (Avraham) ben Samuel Firkovich (Hebrew אברהם בן שמואל - Avraham ben Shmuel; Karayce: Аврагъам Фиркович - Avragham Firkovich) (1786–1874) was a famous Karaim writer and archeologist, collector...
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Meir Rekhavi
Meir Yosef Rekhavi (born 1962), is a British Karaite Hakham and author.
Rekhavi was born in Leeds, England, to an Orthodox Jewish family of Lithuanian descent, and raised as a Rabbanite Jew who st...
Solomon ben Hasdai
Solomon ben Hasdai was the son of Hasdai ben Hezekiah. He was the tenth Karaite exilarch of the house of Anan ben David, and the last of Anan's descendants to be regarded by the Karaites as their nasi...
Hasun ben Mashiach
Hasun ben Mashiach was a Karaite scholar who flourished in Egypt (or Babylonia) in the first half of the tenth century. According to Steinschneider, "Hasun" is a corrupted form of the Arabic name "Hus...
Jehoshaphat ben Saul
Jehoshaphat ben Saul (Hebrew: יהושפט בן שאול) was the son of Saul ben Anan and the grandson of Anan ben David. He lived in Iraq during the early ninth century. Jehoshaphat was nasi and resh galuta of ...
Joseph ben Abraham
Joseph ben Abraham (Hebrew: יוסף בן אברהם הכהן, also known by the Arabic name Yusuf al-Basir) was a Karaite philosopher and theologian who flourished in Babylonia or Persia in the first half of the el...
Judah Hadassi
Judah ben Elijah Hadassi (in Hebrew, Yehuda ben Eliyahu) was a Karaite Jewish scholar, controversialist, and liturgist who flourished at Constantinople in the middle of the twelfth century. He was kno...
Abu al-Bayan ibn al-Mudawwar
Abu al-Bayan ibn al-Mudawwar (sometimes referred to simply as ibn al-Mudawwar or, erroneously, as Mudawwar) (1101–1184) was a Karaite Jew living in Cairo during the twelfth century. He served as court...