anonymous
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i need help on this questions In what ways is the Holy Land an important site for all three monotheistic faiths? The three major monotheistic religions are sometimes described as branches of the same family tree. If this is true, how would you describe the trunk of the tree? How are the three major holy books of the monotheistic faiths both similar and different? How are the basic beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike? What types of internal differences and divisions exist within each religion? What characteristics and beliefs of the three religions make them different?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
was it a multiple choice question
anonymous
  • anonymous
no-_- i wish i just need the last 2 answered
anonymous
  • anonymous
The difference between the religions is that they believe different things and they all have different rules.

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anonymous
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This is a lot to cover, but I'll try and keep what I can share short: 1) All three faiths have religious sites within the Holy Land making it an important focus for their religions. The Jewish faith has many sites within Jerusalem, such as the Wailing Wall. The Christians have the Holy Sepulcher. And the Muslims have the Dome of the Rock. All three are very important shrines. 2) I'd characterize the trunk of the tree as the belief in one, all-powerful God which is something that they all have in common. 3) The three major books, the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible, and the Qu'ran, all contain scripture recorded by followers inspired by (or directly attributed to) God. The difference is primarily what each religion considers the 'correct' or canonical version of what is being said. The Jewish faith does not recognize the New Testament in the same way that Christians do (they don't hold that Jesus was the Messiah), and the Christian faith believes in the Trinity nature of God while Islam does not. However, Islam does believe that Jesus was a great prophet, however they also consider both the Hebrew and Christian texts to have been corrupted over time. 4) All three faiths essentially believe in an all-powerful, and benevolent, God. That's the same answer as the trunk question. 5) All three religions express their faiths through different practices and rituals. Jewish worship is markedly different from the Church-going Christian approach with communion, or the focus pointing to Mecca within Islam and its pilgrimage to the holy city. 6) The easiest answer is to look at what holidays each religion considers important. For example, Jews and Muslims do not practice Christmas or Easter. And Christians and Jews don't observe the Muslim tradition of Ramadan. Lent is a Christian fasting holiday, but neither the Jews nor Muslims observe it because it doesn't fit in with their specific religious traditions.

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