Abrahamic Faiths - Similarities and Differences

I'm trying to find information about Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I cannot seem to find things that I can compare between the three regarding their history, specifically in Palestine. Are there any similarities between them? I know that Christians and Muslims often rivaled to convert people but ...

Word study of the Old Testament Book of Amos

Based upon the Old Testament book of Amos 5:18, 24, and 25 please address the following: 1. Word study on the passages listed. 2. What is the rhetorical situation? 3. Who is author/speaker and does he establish personal credibility, is knowledgeable, and reputation convey a certain authority. ...

Review of the book of Amos

What is the significance of Amos 18-25 in regard to other parts of the book? Please provide a detail exegesis of the book of Amos regarding Amos 18-25 relative to identifying major differences in the NRSV version to the NIV and NASB. Based upon the text of Amos 18-25 please make a distinction...

The Prophetic Genre: Summarizing and Including Hermeneutical Suggestions

From the chapter, "The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel," from Fee and Stuart, the authors discussed the nature and key characteristics of the prophetic genre. Many of the problems readers encounter as they engage this segment of Scripture occur because they do not understand the nature o...

Jesus and the Levitical Priesthood Compared

What does the priesthood of Jesus have in common with the priesthood of Levi? In what ways are they different? Jesus' priesthood has elements that were shared with the priests from the line of Levi as expounded in the Old Testament, but there were many ways that Jesus' priesthood was different. Th...

The persecution of Jews and the prosperity gospel

1. Develop a long and detailed list of reasons why there has been long-standing and wide persecution of Jews. 2. Take a particular movement within Christianity which started within the past 200 years and explain its origin and distinctive beliefs.

Common Characteristics of Judaism, Christianity, Islam

To summarize the study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, consider the common characteristics that link the three traditions. Some of these characteristics might include: - Abraham - People of the Book - Monotheism - Prophecy - Linear history - Middle East origins - Violence - Scholarshi...

Long-Standing and Wide-Spread Persecution of Jews

1. Why has there been long-standing and wide-spread persecution of Jews? 2. What the differences are between Reform and Orthodox Jews in 21st century America? 3. Research one practice in modern Christianity you believe to be unique and important to the faith of believers, and write a summary descr...

Discussion of the book, "Paul Was Not a Christian"

The book "Paul Was Not a Christian" provides important background information about first-century Judaism and wrestles with the question of Paul's relationship to his Jewish heritage. What does the book's provocative title mean and how does the book's argument develop the title's claim? What ...

Expansion of Islam under Mohammed and his successors

Describe the founding and expansion of Islam under Mohammed and his successors during or after Jesus Christ's Time. 6 to 10 scholarly sources (not Wikipedia), one source must be the primary source. "What initial conclusions have you drawn at this point in your research?"

Argument on the Inerrancy of the Bible

The question was: What is your position and argument on the inerrancy of the Bible? The Bible makes bold claims. While the term inerrancy cannot be found within Scripture, as an extension of the Lord who is perfect, a rational expectation is that His special revelation would likewise be perfect,...

Analysis of Jesus' Birth

Provide an overview of Jesus' birth and childhood, comparing and contrasting the accounts of Matthew and Luke. Which account describes visions of angels as the way God warns Joseph and Mary, and which utilizes dreams? Evaluate the genealogies in each. Can they be harmonized? Why or why not?

The characterization of "inerrancy" by Erickson

The topic of Biblical inerrancy is a crucial topic in the studies of any Christian. Erickson states, â??Inerrancy is the belief that the Bible is truthful in all of it teachingsâ? (Erickson, 246). This topic is so crucial because of the implications that inerrancy of Scripture could have on our ...

Western Religions

I'm writing a paper about the contemporary issues facing the Western religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism & Islam. I need help with the historical connections and theological similarities of all three with each other and the contemporary struggles between all three with each other.

1) How would you characterize rabbinic Judaism after the 1st Century C.E.? 2) How would you compare the different observances of the Orthodox Jews, the Conservative Jews, the Reform Jews, and the Re constructionist Jews? 3) How is Christianity a continuation of Judaism? How is it a break from Judaism? 4) What causes led to the Reformation of the 16th Century? What were the effects of the Reformation? 5) What are the central beliefs of Islam, and how are they reflected in the Five Pillars? 6) What are the Islamic understandings of the Judaic and Christian Traditions? 7) What are some of the common characteristics of the Western religious traditions? Why do you think the three religions share these characteristics? 8) What threats do the Western religous traditions face in a more secular world? How are they coping with these threats?

1) How would you characterize rabbinic Judaism after the 1st Century C.E.? Rabbinic Judaism was born from the chaos surrounding the Jewish rebellion of 66 BC to 70 BC which ended with the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Judaism had been centered around the Temple and the sacrifices, tea...

Describe how Judaism, Christianity and Islam understandsGod

*PLEASE HELP START ME OFF* # Describe how Judaism understands God. # Describe how Christianity understands God. # Describe how Islam understands God. # Now compare and contrast the three. How are these understandings alike? How are they different?

Concept of Covenantal Historical Model

1. Explaining Brueggemann's concept of the Covenantal Historical model for looking at the Bible; for understanding the world; and for thinking about, perceiving and living life. 2. Explaining the three other models for understanding the world and life that Brueggemann contrasts with the Covenanta...

Abraham's Lagacy and Hinduism

1) reduce the points of comparision and contrast of the Abrahamic religions to a bullet point summary 2) reduce Theravada, Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism to individual bullet point summaries 3) using these five summaries a) draw four conclusions concerning the points of continuity and discontinu...

Covenants in Judeo-Christian Religion

Covenants are both conditional and unconditional. Which ones were which, and do why do we see a shift between unconditional and conditional covenants?

Reference in the Bible Regarding the Age of Rebekah

I found the age of Isaac in Genesis 35:28-29. I have been searching but I am unable to find the age of Rebekah. I only find that she was buried in the cave of Machpelah in Canaan with Sarah, Abraham and Isaac. Is there any reference in the bible regarding the age of Rebekah? Thanks for your help...

Christianity

Summarize the meaning of significant rituals, symbols, myths, and sacred texts in Christianity. - Rise of the papacy in the West - Schism between East and West - The Reformation of the 16th century