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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Nieborg

Niro Rahu thJanuary 18 2011 World ReligionsWestern Traditions JUDAISM Lecture 02Written Text vs Oral TraditionThe oral tradition is just as important as the written textThe written text sometimes can be less accurate than the oral traditionA religion with oral tradition is just REAL as the religions with written textIn Islam Christianity and Judaism the oral component is very crucial reciting the written textTen Wavesa religion has more than one wavethe waves are most like intertwined they dont completely change the old elementssynchronism the combination of different religion all religion of combining past and present developmentsAncient Religion Polytheism means cultures and tradition that have multiple gods usually in hierarchy order Monotheism belief of one God Judaism Islam Christianity Myth narrative that tells their story sacred history provides meaning organizes and manages people and Gods typically tell origin stories Relic a personal item that has religious significance JUDAISM Involvement of GodGod is watching the events that unfolds on earthSometimes he determines the outcomes of the eventsRabbinical JudaismIs the Judaism today no temple for worshipHow to maintain and codify the scriptures Israelite JudaismAncient Hebrew ReligionWestern Traditions Islam Christianity and Judaism are historically connected biblicallySequence of RevelationsMessage is not completely told exactly the same way God is NOT redundant he does not repeat himselfDoes not have single founder there is no one person but a sequence Moses Abraham Jacob Noah etcMaternal lineage ethnic designations but also religiousReligious Jews follow the TorahTORAH the first five books or the whole bible or the Hebrew bible and all the commentaries mishnah or Gods will way of life living according to GodIn Christianity the Hebrew bible is part of their biblical writingsIslam also believes the sequences of revelations however they have their own commentaries and have interpreted some parts more differently than Judaism
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