Origins, beliefs and impact.. Introduction. Judaism developed 3,000 years ago, making it one of the world’s oldest religions.. There are nearly 14 million followers of Judaism in the world today.. The Judeo-Christian tradition is a major influence on our society today.. ID: 616513
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Judaism: An Overview
Origins, beliefs and impact.Slide2
Judaism developed 3,000 years ago, making it one of the world’s oldest religions.
There are nearly 14 million followers of Judaism in the world today.
The Judeo-Christian tradition is a major influence on our society today.Slide3
Judaism is a monotheistic religion.
They believe that people were created in (their) God’s image to act ethically (to do the right thing).Slide4
God tells a shepherd named Abraham to leave his home and go to Canaan.
Abraham believes in and obeys God so God makes a covenant with Abraham that the land of Canaan would belong to his descendants.Slide5
The Ten Commandments
The most important laws in Judaism.
Told the Israelites how to behave toward God and other people.Slide6
Legacy of the Ten Commandments
Their belief that they have a covenant with God is why these laws are important to the Jewish people today
The Ten Commandments have also been an important influence on the American system of laws.