These texts reveal the Jewish roots of several key ideas in Western Civilization. Please read the following five prompts. After reading each prompt, identify the quotes on the Judaism and Western Civilization Worksheet that reflect the idea discussed in the prompt. Then answer the question at the bottom of the page.
Grand Canyon University BiB 113 Old Testament History November, 1 2009 There are many different views of the Old Testament . This is easy to understand once you take into consideration that the Old Testament is comprised of thirty nine chapters of the Hebrew Bible and seven apocryphal books. (BarChart, 2005) With writings spanning over a period of approximately a thousand years (1400 B.C – 400 B.C. ), the book of the Old Testament is undoughtably full of intrigue and influence for many people in many religions. The Old Testament can be broken into nine major eras.
There is evidence to suggest that all three Abrahamic religions have been influenced by the paganism as well as other religions, especially Zoroastrianism, that preceded them. Judaism begun as a polytheistic religion, but after contact with Zoroastrian monotheism, they too chose to worship only one God. Christian idea of metaphorical light and darkness representing good and evil may have also been derived from Zoroastrianism, as it is both mentioned in the Bible and the Avestan (Esposito). The idea of a messiah, that is shared by all three Abrahamic religions, is a concept that preceded them, and was evident in Zoroastrianism before the beginning of the 6th century BC. Islam also exemplifies the non-Islamic religious and pagan influences that have been intertwined with the religion.
The Four Gospel Gospels 1 Running head: THE FOUR GOSPELS The Four Gospels Teresa C. Johnson October 29, 2011 Mid-Continent University Gospel 2 The Four Gospels In this paper I am going to be summarizing the Fours Gospels. Each Gospel will have the Author, Date, Place of writing and purpose. We will begin with The Book of Matthew (Levi). The Author of this book is Matthew. Matthew was formerly a Tax Collector and he also was one of the twelve Disciples.
Structures and Ideas of the Book of Genesis Genesis comes from a Greek word meaning “origin” or “beginning”. Beginnings show a road to an ending. The Genesis is the first book of the Bible that sets the platform for understanding the rest of the book. It starts with the creation, and ends with how nations arrived in Egypt. It contains many sectors of relationships between God’s initial creation, God and humanity, and humanity vs. themselves.
This book is much like what most Christians use called the Holy Bible. They both contain scriptures that are believed to be actually sent from God and is God’s word and will. Jehovah’s Witnesses also Use and distribute a publication called the Watchtower. They use the Watchtower to go over certain subjects such as avoiding premarital sex and the grieving process when losing a loved one. Christians believe that there is only one God.
Above all other areas of dogma within Christianity, monotheism tops the list. Monotheism is the belief in one God who rules over all. This one God is the creator, and stabilizer of the universe we reside in. Christianity also believes in the Bible being the only set of scripture inspired by the word of God; Virgin Birth; martyrdom; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; the second coming of Christ; the creation of the world through the one true God; life after death; Hell; Paradise after death; and the Holy Trinity. Above all of these dogmas, the faith in a one creator God who rules the universe is the most important.
The book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur and is located in the prophets section of the tanach. It is one of the twelve Major Prophets. It takes place during the time of the first temple in 8th century BCE at the time of the reign of King Jeroboam 2nd. The book mainly focuses on the ideas of forgiveness and repentance and is entwined into the books main themes. There are many views on when Jonah was written but it is backed up with the reference of ‘Jonah the son of Amittai’, found in KingsII, chapter 14, and verse 25.
His ideas however weren’t accepted by the Pope who became extremely infuriated by his teachings and translations. The first authorized version of the bible was the Great Bible in the 1530’s. How has the meaning of some Religious terms changed or developed? The term “pagan” originates from the Latin word paganus. Paganus, as an adjective meant, “rural”, “rustic” or “of the country”.
There are so many religions out there but only one true God. This religion called Christianity is more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion is set on rules and works needed to be close to god but those religions that have rules and works in order to reach god are not really reaching the one and only true God. There is only one religion and it is Christianity: it is the only religion that is true, alive, and many have witnessed the experience of meeting and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible is the only true source that talks about the true God and the son of God, Jesus Christ.