May 23 12012
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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