Christianity, Islam, And Buddhism Essay

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In every corner of the world, you will find some type of religion or belief system. Religious people live a life of deciding to do what is right from wrong, the fear of an almighty God. Along the way bloomed four religions that dominated the world, known as – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
“According to Hebrew history narrated in Exodus, the second book of the Torah, the Hebrews became a nation and adopted a national god on the slopes of Mount Sinai in southern Arabia” (Ancient Jewish History). Judaism known to belief in a single powerful god, was led by Abraham who started his teachings in Jerusalem. A Jewish historian known as Josephus completed his writings in early 80 CE that the Jewish history rose from the Maccabees to the destruction and fall of the Masada. Among the Jews were three sects- The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. These groups created and enforced heavily on social boundaries between its members and all others. They also viewed others outside of their sect to be evil, while they are of the good people. One sect in particular, the Essenes, were the most conservative. They banned their women from their community as a way for them to live a life of celibacy and purity. In the book from Leviticus and Numbers, “the laws of purity prevented normal social relations between those who observed them and those who did not to the point that even routine physical contact (a handshake) with a non-observer was forbidden.” (Sayer, 119). From 66 CE to 135…

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