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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are considered the "Abrahamic" traditions. Why is this term used? What do these three religious traditions have in common?

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are considered the "Abrahamic" traditions. Why is this term used? What do these three religious traditions have in common?

The term "Abrahamic" traditions is used because Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all regard Abraham as a key figure or patriarch of their faiths.

The term "Religion of Abraham" is found in the Qu'ran (Surah 2:135). The term was sometimes replaced by "Judeo-Christian" to describe Western religious and ethical tradition.

The teachings and practices within the three religions may differ greatly. For example, within Judaism, there are Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed branches. In Islam, there are Sunni, Shiite, and Sufi divisions, and there are many denominations in Christianity within the three main groups of Orthodox, Protestant, and ...

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This solution will assist the student in understanding why the term "Abrahamic" traditions is used and some commonalities between the religions.

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