Abrahamic religions

Group of religions that claim descent from the worship of the God of Abraham

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Symbols of the three largest Abrahamic religions: the star and crescent used to represent Islam, the Christian cross, and the Jewish Star of David.

The Abrahamic religions, also collectively referred to as the world of Abrahamism, are a group of religions that claim descent from the worship of the God of Abraham, an Ancient Semitic religion of the Bronze Age Israelites and the Ishmaelites (whom they called 'Hanif' before Islam), the direct predecessor of various ancient Israelite sects, including the remaining two extant Israelite religions of Judaism and Samaritanism, with all other Abrahamic religions descending from Judaism. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic, with the term deriving from the patriarch Abraham (a major figure described in the Torah, Tanakh, Bible, and Quran, variously recognized by Jews, Samaritans, Christians, Muslims, and others). The three major Abrahamic religions trace their origins to the first two sons of Abraham: for Jews and Christians it is his second son Isaac, and for Muslims his elder son Ishmael.

Abrahamic religions spread globally through Christianity being adopted by the Roman Empire in the 4th century and Islam by the Umayyad Empire from the 7th century. Today the Abrahamic religions are one of the major divisions in comparative religion (along with Indian, Iranian, and East Asian religions). The major Abrahamic religions in chronological order of founding are Judaism (the source of the other two religions) in the 6th century B... ...read more

God in Abrahamic religions
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God in Abrahamic religions ... revealed himself to Abraham. Abrahamic religions share the same distinguishing features: all of them originated from Semitic religions in the geographical region...

Table of prophets of Abrahamic religions
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Table of prophets of Abrahamic religions ... sometimes called messengers, of the Abrahamic religions. Books of the Bible List of burial places of Abrahamic figures List of founders of religious...

Major religious groups
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Major religious groups ... in comparative religion, arranged by historical origin and mutual influence. Abrahamic religions originate in West Asia, Indian religions in the Indian...

List of religions and spiritual traditions
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List of religions and spiritual traditions ... to the Abrahamic religions as an orientation system that helps to interpret reality and define human beings, and thus believes that religion, as a concept...

Semitic religions
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Semitic religions ... The term Semitic religions most commonly refers to the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Semitic religions may also refer...

Religion in Africa
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Religion in Africa ... practice of Abrahamic religions. Abrahamic religions are widespread throughout Africa. They have both spread and replaced indigenous African religions, but are...

Angel
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Angel ... a supernatural being in various religions. The theological study of angels is known as angelology. Abrahamic religions often depict them as benevolent...

Comparative religion
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Comparative religion ... In the study of comparative religion, the category of Abrahamic religions consists of the three monotheistic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism...

Hexagram
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Hexagram ... Jainism. The reasons behind this symbol's common appearance in Indic religions and the West are unknown. One possibility is that they have a common origin...

Holy Spirit
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Holy Spirit ... In Abrahamic religions, the Holy Spirit is an aspect or agent of God, by means of which God communicates with people or acts on them. In Judaism, it refers...

Asceticism
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Monotheism
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Religion in India
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Slavery and religion
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Religion in pre-Islamic Arabia
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Personal god
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Religion in Ethiopia
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Religion in the United States
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Ancient Semitic religion
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