Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are Abrahamic religions that recognize Abraham as one of the prophets of God. This shows that they share similar roots with each other as their history is intertwined together. Each religion also has a sacred holy book that informs followers how to live their life in accordance to God. Due to this, they are all referred to as ‘People of the Book’ because they were given revelations from God. As stated in the Qur’an from Al- 'Ankabut Chapter twenty-nine verse forty-six, "We [Muslims] believe in that which has been sent down to us and has been sent down to you [Jews and Christians].
Moses is given the Ten Commandments, rules to follow, by God to share with his followers. The Torah, the Jewish Bible, is the holy book of Judaism. Israel and Judah are two kingdoms where Judaism spread rapidly. Nowadays, Judaism is worshipped, taught, and preached in synagogues and temples. One of their most popular holidays is Chanukah or Hanukkah.
The beginning of the Jewish religion and the creation of the world is told throughout the Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible. And the Jewish teachings are known as the Torah. However, the five books of Moses are taught to be the most sacred books of all the scriptures. Just like Muslims, Jews believe that there was prophets that God sent to spread his word, but they do not stand on the belief that just one prophet heard revelations. They belief that all the prophets heard them and there teachings can be found in the Bible.
Knowing this relationship these religions have held Abraham in their religions as obedience to God through the many acts he carried out. All three of these religions have the common influence of Zoroastrianism. Although the Islamic faith may have had a greater impact, Judaism and Christianity were also impacted by this religion as well: "Zoroaster was thus the first to teach the doctrines of an individual judgment, Heaven and Hell, the future resurrection of the body, the general Last Judgment, and life everlasting for the reunited soul and body. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...nd interpreted him in a different way. All possessing sacred texts was a common occurrence among each religion but the importance laid upon them and the significance put forth in each one was the difference that leads to a separation between them that cannot be mended.
Concerning sacred texts, the Christianity traditions use the bible to be their text. This bible text contains two sections the Old Testament and the New Testament. For example, in the Old Testament part, it contains the text words like: Tanakh that means the Hebrew bible, Tarah which means the Pentateuch, Nevism which means the prophet, and Ketuvin that means writings. All these Christian texts were believed to have been chosen from Greek translation that was done by the Jews in the Egypt in the third century BCE. The Christian people also believed that these sacred texts set the stage for the advent of the messiah who is called Jesus Christy.
The Quran is a book that Muslims believe gives them guidance in all aspects of their lives. The Quran was a book revealed from God himself to the Prophet Muhammad.The similarities and differences are clearly seen.Both religions believe in a sacred text (The Bible and The Quran) from God. Christians and Muslims must learn to obey and practice the message contained in the books - The Bible or The Quran. The main difference between Christianity and Islamic is that, Christians believe the bible was a book written by the disciples when Jesus was preaching.Muslims also believe that the Quran is literally the word of God but received by Muhammed. Christianity and Islam have rituals and traditions that they need to perform throughout their lives.
Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish rabbi, attracted a following of people who believed him to be a new prophet. Their recollections of Jesus' words and deeds recall his days on earth and the miracle of his resurrection from the dead on the first Easter. These Jewish Christians began the first churches, in Jerusalem. Much like Christianity Islam was based on the prophesies and teaching of person or prophet, Muhammad. In Mohammed's time (570?-632), the Arabian Peninsula was inhabited by nomadic Bedouins and city-dwelling Arabs.
The key is that the New Testament writers believed that Jesus was the Messiah, and so these predictions of the Hebrew Bible, according to the New Testament writers, correspond to Jesus’ life. Typology is the relationship between an event in the Hebrew Bible and another event in the Christian New Testament. The New Testament writer of John, for instance, believed the near-sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis was to foreshadow the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. WORKS CITED NIV Study Bible. 3rd ed.
The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible. The Bible’s effect on history, politics, and religion has shaped the world we live in today.
Throughout history, Christians have persecuted Jews. Jews have been the target of prejudice and many conversion attempts. However, Christianity has the same origins and core beliefs as Judaism. The similarities between Christianity and Judaism are numerous. For example, both Jews and Christians believe in monotheism, the faith in one god.