The Three Abrahamic Religions : Judaism, Christianity And Islam

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The three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam ¬¬¬– all have one thing in common, the nature of monotheism. Judaism innovated the idea of one God about 3000 years ago, with the Israelites. Though it was restricted to the people of Israel, this was the first time a monotheistic religion came into play. Worshipping the same God of Israel, Christians were the second monotheistic believers. The teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth were next to become revolutionary. As the Son, he quietly practiced his miracles, and it wasn’t until his death that Christianity became a widely popular religion. Lastly, the Last Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught the teachings Allah instructed him to teach as the religion of Islam. The one thing that was always maintained in these religions? One Almighty God. To understand the origins of God in all three Abrahamic religions, we must examine where the name of God derived from and the nature of him in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In Judaism, the name of God is a very particular one. God’s proper name in Judaism is the Tetragrammaton, which is made up of four consonants. The Hebrew equivalents of YNVH make up the Tetragrammaton, and it is known to not be articulated (About God in Judaism, MyJewishLearning). Instead, the Tetragrammaton has been transliterated as “Jehovah” (About God in Judaism, MyJewishLearning). In the Bible, God’s name is Yahweh, which is also used by Jews. In addition the name Adonai is used during prayer…

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