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Judaism, Christianity

Worldview/Religion Analysis Paper

Table of Contents:

Title Page…………………………………………….1

Summary of Judaism……………………………….2

Flaws………………………………………………...3

Proposed plan……………………………………….4

Bibliography………………………………………...6

Jesus was a Jew. At first glance, stating the obvious or restating common knowledge may seem unnecessary, but it is crucial to understanding Judaism from a Christian perspective. Jesus was in fact a Jew and followed Jewish traditions growing up, he spoke in synagogues and quoted the Hebrew Bible. Those who followed Jesus then and now are Christians. The Jews rejected Jesus as the Messiah, a biblical figure in the Jewish Bible (Tanakh). Furthermore, Christians believe in a holy trinity while Jews believe in only one God. “In all likelihood, Jesus was a pious Jew, a man deeply committed to fulfilling the commandments of the Torah. At a momentous turning point in his life, Jesus apparently became a disciple of John the Baptist. And in time, after John was arrested and executed, Jesus went on, with some of John's disciples as well as others of his own, and continued to preach John's message, admonishing his fellow Jews to atone, repent, and prepare themselves for the imminent coming of God's kingdom.”

Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and the 12th largest religion in the world. Judaism is based on the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) on the Talmud. Judaism is the religion of Jews and originated in Palestine/Isreal. Among the well-known figures of this religion is Moses. Judaism claims a history spanning 3000 years. In Judaism the leaders are called Rabbis. In regards to Judaism religion, an interesting article points out: “I was fascinated to learn that the Hebrew language does not have a word for 'religion'. The Hebrew word stands, we are told for 'a system of beliefs', which by definition is opposed to the way Christians look at their...
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