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Judaism - The Biblical Period, Rabbinic Judaism

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Andre Maintenay

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World Religions Judaism: The Biblical Period, Rabbinic Judaism Reading: Ch. 2 The Jewish Tradition, pp. 61-101 Ethic religion: Identifies a nation of people or an ethnic group Religious identity primarily passed on through blood type People of particular ethnic traditions wear certain identifying marks of their tradition, symbolizing their membership to that community, e.g. Jews circumcision, Hindus sacred thread Missionary religion: Premised on a set of beliefs Traditions are not absolute, e.g. all throughout history, allow non-Jews to enter into the Jewish community and to covert into the faith Judaism primarily ethnic tradition, where Jews see themselves as descendants from the same set of fore parents Seen itself as cohesive type of people tied together by common mythic ancestry Shared belief that their ultimate destinies are intertwined Mesopotamian Deities typically understood as having particular gender In cosmogonic myths (stories about origins of universe) were typically represented from resulted from Origin of universe typically repr
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