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Title: The Karaim Haggadah
Subtitle: Critical Edition of a Crimean Manuscript in Comparison with Northwest, Southwest and Egyptian Versions
Author(s): JANKOWSKI, Henryk
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 308 Issue: 1 Date: 2020
This paper is a critical edition of the Crimean Karaim Haggadah from a manuscript compared with two printed editions, one Crimean from Gözlöv/Eupatoria, the other Northwest Karaim from Vilna, and two manuscripts, one Northwest and another Southwest Karaim. The Turkic Karaim text was also compared with the Hebrew Karaim Haggadah. The Crimean Karaim Haggadah has not been yet the object of comprehensive study. Since for the most part the Karaim Haggadah is based on the Bible, the corresponding passages were identified with biblical verses and compared with а manuscript of Crimean Karaim Bible. The article also examines the relationship between the Karaim versions and the Egyptian Karaite Haggadah. Text analysis demonstrates some interesting aspects of style and language.