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Running Head: Analytical Essay1Analytical EssayShannon TinioChamberlain College of NursingRELI-448N Comparative ReligionsNovember 2018
Analytical Essay2IntroductionThree of the world’s major religions are very closely related in their origins and their holyscripture with very similar beliefs about morals and ethics. [The13] Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are commonly referred to as the Abrahamic Religions because they all began with Abraham. Abraham lived approx. 2000 BCE, in Mesopotamia. He was called by God to take his people andmigrate to a place that came to be called the Holy Land. It was an area on the eastern Mediterranean coast between Mesopotamia and Egypt, and the desert toward its south. Today, that land includes all or part of several modern countries, including Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Yemen, and parts of Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. [The13]“Abraham was the ancestor of many people, among them were the Hebrews, the Ethiopians, and Arabs who shared the common language of Semitics. Among Abraham’s descendants were the major prophets of the monotheistic tradition” [The13] This was the birth of Judaism. The prophets of this day are responsible for the Torah, this is the religious scripture of Judaism, and these scriptures are also found in the Bible and the Qur’an. Another prophet born in this region and a descendant of Abraham was Jesus. Jesus is thought to have lived between 7-3BCE and wasthe founder of Christianity. Muhammad, another descendant of Abraham was the founder of Islam born approx. 570CE into this Holy Land. Because of this three of the world’s major religions lay claim to their holy land in the same region. AnalyzedThere is a strong historical relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam because of their origins. When comparing the nature of God there are many similarities and differences
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