Flvs World History Essay

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Dana Pedraza 1. In what ways is the Holy Land an important site for all three monotheistic faiths? For Christians is the city were Jesus was crucified & where He also rose from the death. For Muslims is the place where Mohammad ascended to the heavens to meet God. For Jews, King David had named it and it was where Solomon had built the temple & also the Wailing Wall is in this city. 2. The three major monotheistic religions are sometimes described as branches of the same family tree. If this is true, how would you describe the trunk of the tree? The "trunk" would be Judaism. That was the original religion of the god of Abraham. Christianity branched off from it about two thousand years later, and Islam branched off…show more content…
The main division between these sects is the ability to use non-Judaic source content to abrogate and modernize Jewish teaching and practice. 6. What characteristics and beliefs of the three religions make them different? Judaism- They believe that Jesus was a prophet rather than the son of God. They also believe that the son of God is yet to come. Christianity- They believes that Jesus was the son of God and will one day come again to save us. Islam- Have a holy book called the Qur’an, and they have a lot of the same basic beliefs as Christianity and Judaism. There are five pillars in this religion. 7. What are the holy books for each religion? What do each mean? For Judaism, Torah- originally, the written record of the revelations as given to Moses on Mount Sinai. For Christianity, Bible -the holy book that combines the Old Testament (or the Hebrew Bible) with the history and teachings of Jesus as recorded by his disciples in the 27 books of the New Testament, including the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. For Islam, Qur'an -the sacred text of Islam that is considered to be the literal word of God, or Allah, as revealed to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. 8. What are the symbols for each religion? For Judaism the Star of David, also known as the Shield of David, has stood for Judaism from as early as the 11th century. The star has 12 sides for the 12 tribes of Israel. Jewish congregations are led by rabbis. For Christianity

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