Description of the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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This reseach paper will describe the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each religion is subdivided into the following sections: Places of origin, Historical figures and events, Central beliefs, Nature of God, Sacred Texts, Ritual and practices, and Ethics and Morality. The research will conclude with a summary of similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. It is one of the first monotheistic faiths and one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. The tenets and history of Judaism are the major part of the foundation of other Abrahamic Religions, including Christianity and Islam.

Historical figures


Judaism is an Abrahamic religion. Abrahamic religions are those religions deriving by the adherents to Abraham. Abraham was born circa 1800 BC and the name Abraham stands for Father or Leader of many. Abraham had two sons Isaac (Yitzchak) (Genesis (17, 18) and Ishmael (Genesis 16), also his grandson Jacob regarded as a Patriarch of Judaism.

Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish nation. To father the nation, God "tested" Abraham with ten tests, the greatest being his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac. God promised the land of Israel to his children, and that is the first claim of the Jews to Israel.

Abraham was born in Ur He is the son of Terach, an idol merchant. Abram believed in only one creator. And spread his beliefs. Fols eventually cam to Abram and made an offer. Abram accepted the b'rit or covenant. God changed his name to Abraham, (father of many). Abram migrated to Harran and, after a short stay, he, his wife Sarai, Lot (the son of Abram's brother Haran), and their followers, departed for Canaan.

Yahweh, the Hebrew name for God, called Abram to go to...