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May 23 12012 Ancient Religion - The English word “religion” is different than “religion” in other languages. - Rituals in ancient religion usually involve sacrifice (Abraham and his son). - They involve FACT, THEORY AND INTERPRETATION - They have myths, or stories. They cannot be proved, but are important for religious traditions. - Death and afterlife is a major part in many religions, and give people meaning and morals to their life on earth. Judaism - There is diversity in every religion. In Judaism for example, there is Orthodox and Reform. There is “contestation” in religions, meaning differences and debates. There is no single founder (Judasim) - It is monotheistic, meaning they believe in One God. God demanded Monolatry, meaning God asked them to exclusively worship Him. - Revelations are messages from God given to Prophets throughout time. The Torah can be called the Hebrew Bible or the 5 Books of Moses -> Revelation. Revelations come at a particular point in time. Hebrew Bible - The Torah contains 5 Books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. - The Pentateuch is another word for the 5 Books of Moses. - Written in 200BCE. - TNK is an acronym for Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). - Exhortation means to lectu
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