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Similarities and differences In the 3 major religions The 3 major religions of the western world - Judaism Christianity and Islam share similar as well as different characteristics and it is evident that the 3 are all inter-related Judaism the first real monotheistic religion started in Palestine during 13th Century BC among the ancient Israelites This idea of believing in one god came about when Moses received the 10 commandments from heaven on mount Sinai Tradition says the founder of Judaism was Abraham Judaism was the basis of the 3 major major monotheistic religions Started in 30 AD Christianity formed by Judaism was founded by Jesus of Nazareth It has many of the same beliefs as Judaism except Christianity has a messiah Jesus was a Jew before he broke away and taught that he was the son of God Christianity was developed in the same location as its connected religion Judaism in Israel The third monotheistic religion which was brought out by Judaism and Christianity is Islam Beginning in 622 AD in Mecca Arabia Islam was founded by Muhammad Before Mohammeds time the Moslem religion was polytheistic believing in several gods The Islamic faith was the result of the Hegira when Muhammad traveled with his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 Although separate and distinct the 3 major religions of the western world share characteristics of similar beliefs Judaism is the founder of the monotheistic based religion Monotheism is the belief in one true deity Jews believe that god created the world and is creator of life Jews also believe in prophets who god speaks through Moses Abraham Abrahams son Isaac and Isaacs son Jacob Israel are all prophets in the Jewish faith Moses received the 10 commandments of gods instructions on Mount Sinai and led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt Abraham was the traditional founder of the Hebrew nation 1 Jews believe that their messiah will
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