Differences Between Judaism And Christianity

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Christianity pulled away from Judaism and became its own religion after the crucifixion of Jesus from Nazareth. Even though Christianity originated from Judaism there are striking differences that sets the two religions apart. Christianity and Judaism both originated in Israel and are monotheistic religions. In Judaism, the concept of divine states that there is only one Being in the universe. There is no human being equivalent to one Being because it is incomparable. The nature of God is viewed as one unity in Judaism. Even though Christianity is monotheistic, the believe of divinity differs from Judaism. Christianity sees God comprised of three unities called the Trinity. The Trinity consist of the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. …show more content…
In Judaism, there is one sacred ritual that initiates one into their religious community. Whereas in Christianity, there are more steps involved in being welcomed into their church community. A third difference seen between the two religions are the scriptures. Judaism and Christianity both have sacred scriptures. In Judaism, there is the Torah and TANAKH. The Torah is the law of God that was revealed to Moses. The law of God is the standard of living believers follow ethically and morally. TANAKH, is an acronym for the Hebrew Bible. Each letter represents a part of the Hebrew bible. The “T” section of the bible that speaks of the Torah Law, which are the first five books of the Hebrew bible. The “N” stands for nevi’iam, which talks about the prophets such as: Joshua, Jeremiah, and Micah. The “K” is khetuvim, which are the different writings in the bible such as: Psalms, Proverbs, and Songs of …show more content…
The sacred scriptures of Christianity are also called a bible. Christianity believes in the Hebrew bible as well. However, the bible is Christianity was altered when this branch separated away from Judaism. The bible consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the Hebrew Bible, the same one that Judaism follows. The New Testament has a Greek influence on it. The New Testament has five different sections. The gospels are the first section, the three common synoptic gospels are Matthew, Luke. There is a gospel and that is according to John. The second part of the New Testament is the historical narratives of the Apostles. The third section is the epistles of Paul, which are letters that Paul wrote. Following the epistles of Paul, is the fourth section, which are the Catholic Epistles. Catholic Epistles consists of letters about James, Peter, Jude, and John. The final section of the New Testament is the Apocalypse. The Apocalypse a revelation; however, Western cannon accepts it but Eastern or Orthodox does not accept this section. The Hebrew is significant between the two religions because they both share it, yet the New Testament was created post separation from

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