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1Analytical EssayNameChamberlain University College of NursingRELI 448N: Comparative ReligionsProfessor Todd BuckDecember 13, 2020
2The relationship between Christians, Jews, and Islam has been shaped by not only the beliefs and theology as well as the historical circumstances under which these beliefs are found. Thus history can be viewed as the foundation of religious understandings. In most cases, every historical phase has its own definition of who a Christian, Islam, and Jews are. These definitions have been changing from time to time, sometimes based on religious identifications, but the mostcommon distinction between these three religious groups borrows much from the social, political, and economic practices and aspirations(Molloy, 2020). This paper will develop a timeline that shows the historical relationship between the beginnings of these three religious groups, their geographical connections, founders, and divisions. It will additionally address the similarities and differences in Jesus and last look at the challenges that affect the relationship between them.The origin of Christianity, Judaism, and the Islamic region are associated with Jesus Christ, Father Abraham, and Prophet Muhammad, respectively(Johnson, 2012). During the birthof Prophet Muhammad in around 570 CE, most parts of Saudi Arabia were involved in the economic, political, and religious rivalries with the Sassanian and Byzantine Persian empires. Historically, Arabia was the major trade root for merchandise from Africa and the Far East. This strategic location motivated the empire's defence war(Schäfer, 2014). A large number of Arabianarmies were recruited in the war during this time and were equipped with camel cavalries and horses. Every Arabian empire had its client's state that acted as buffer and base of its military operations. Approximately fifty years before the war broke, the Jewish Kingdom located in Southern Arabia and largely occupied by Persians was defeated and occupied by the Christian Monophysite from Abyssinia (Schäfer, 2014). The Islamic historians claimed that the army led by general Abraha once attempted to invade Mecca during the birth year of Prophet Muhammad