How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

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How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?   How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? Judaism Christianity, and Islam, in contrast to Hinduism and Buddhism, are all monotheistic faiths that worship the God of Adam, Abraham, and Moses-creator, sustainer, and lord of the universe. They share a common belief in the oneness of God (monotheism), sacred history (history as the theater of God’s activity and the encounter of God and humankind), prophets and divine revelation, angels, and Satan. All stress moral responsibility and accountability, Judgment Day, and eternal…

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The kingdom divides

Chapter 12 The kingdom divides v1 Rehoboam went to Shechem. All the *Israelites had gone there to make him king. v2 Jeroboam the son of Nebat was still in Egypt. He had gone there to escape from King Solomon. Jeroboam heard what had happened. So he returned from Egypt. v3 The *Israelites sent for Jeroboam. He and they went to Rehoboam. This is what they said to him. v4 ‘Your father Solomon was cruel towards us. Now make these heavy *burdens lighter. Make our work easier and we will serve…

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Solomon’s palaces

Chapter 7 Solomon’s palaces v1 Solomon took 13 years to build his palace. v2 The first great hall that he made was called the ‘Hall of the Forest of Lebanon’. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. (One foot is about 30 centimetres.) It had three rows of *cedar columns which supported *cedar beams. v3 He made the roof of *cedar above the beams that the columns supported. There were 45 beams, 15 in each row. v4 The windows were high in sets of three.…

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Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beersheba came to meet together

Chapter 20 v1 Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beersheba came to meet together. They also came from the area called Gilead. They all met at Mizpah, where the *Lord was. v2 This meeting of God’s people included the leaders of all *Israel’s *tribes. There were 400 000 people with swords. v3 (The people in Benjamin’s *tribe heard that *Israel’s people had gathered at Mizpah.) The *Israelites said, ‘Tell us how this awful crime happened.’ v4 The husband of the woman that the wicked men had murdered spoke. (He was…

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Cities of refuge

Cities of refuge – Joshua 20:1-9 Chapter 20 v1 Then the *Lord spoke to Joshua. v2 He said, ‘Tell the *Israelites to choose special cities. I told this to you by Moses. v3 Anyone can be safe in these cities if he has killed someone. But he will be safe only if he had not meant to kill that person. The person who killed a man or woman can escape to that city. There, that person will be safe. The brother of the dead person may not kill such a…

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A list of all the kings that the Israelites defeated

A list of all the kings that the Israelites defeated – Joshua 12:1-24 Chapter 12 The kings that Moses defeated v1 *Israel killed the kings in the list below. *Israel killed them and *Israel took their land. This land was east of the Jordan, between the Arnon valley and Hermon mountain. All of it was on the east side of the Arabah. v2 Sihon, king of the Amorites, was king of Heshbon. He ruled ·           from Aroer to the Jabbok river. Aroer was by the middle of the Arnon valley.…

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You may see that your neighbour’s ox or sheep is loose

Chapter 22 v1 You may see that your neighbour’s ox or sheep is loose. If you do, you must not avoid it. Take the animal back to your neighbour. v2 If its owner lives far away, take the animal to your home with you. Also, you must do that if you do not know the animal’s owner. When the owner comes to look for his animal, then give it to him. v3 Do the same if you find your neighbour’s *donkey or his coat or anything else. Do not avoid it.…

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The priests are Levites

Chapter 18 v1 The priests are Levites. They and all the *tribe called Levi, will not have any share of the land in *Israel. The people burn *offerings in order to give them to the *LORD. But part of those offerings (that they do not burn) will be food for the *Levites. That is their share. v2 The *Levites will not own any land in the country as the other *tribes do. The *LORD will supply everything that they need. He promised that to them. v3 This is what the people…

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The Israelites’ journey from the country called Egypt to the country called Moab

Chapter 33 The Israelites’ journey from the country called Egypt to the country called Moab – Numbers 33:1-49 v1-2 Moses and Aaron led the *Israelites out of the country called Egypt. Moses recorded the places where they went. The *LORD had told him to do this. This is a record of their journey. v3-4 The *Israelites left the city called Rameses (in Egypt) on the 15th day of the first month. This was the day after the first *Passover. The *LORD had allowed the *first-born sons in every *Egyptian family…

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The duties of the priests and the men from Levi’s tribe

Chapter 18 The duties of the priests and the men from Levi’s tribe – Numbers 18:1-7 v1 The *LORD spoke to Aaron. He said, ‘You and your sons alone are responsible for the *sins that affect the priests. You, your sons and your *clan are responsible if anyone *sins against *God’s Tent. v2Levi’s *tribe are your relatives. When you and your sons serve me in *God’s Tent, bring in Levi’s *tribe. They must help you. v3 They must work for you and they must do all their duties in *God’s…

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The Passover

Chapter 9 The Passover – Numbers 9:1-14 v1 The *LORD spoke to Moses in the *desert called Sinai. It was the second year after the *Israelites had left the country called Egypt. It was the first month during that year. The *LORD said, v2 ‘Tell the people to *celebrate the *Passover this month, at the proper time. v3 The proper time is during the evening of the 14th day. Follow all the rules.’ v4-5 Moses told the people what the *LORD had said. And they obeyed the *LORD’s instructions. They…

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The priests start their work

Chapter 9 The priests start their work v1 On the 8th day, Moses ordered Aaron, his sons and the leaders of *Israel to come. v2 (Moses) said to Aaron, ‘Fetch a young *bull for your *sin offering and a *ram for your *whole offering. Both (animals) must be perfect. Offer them to the *LORD. v3 Then say to the *Israelites, “Fetch a male goat for a *sin offering. Also, (fetch) a young *bull and a *lamb for a *whole offering. They must both be a year old and perfect. v4 And…

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Rules about Blood, and Rules for the Priests

Chapter 7:22-38 Rules about Blood, and Rules for the Priests v22 The *LORD said (this) to Moses. v23 ‘Say this to the *Israelites. “Do not eat any *fat from cows, *bulls, sheep or goats. v24 (You may find a tame) animal that a wild animal has hurt. (Or you may find) an animal that is already dead. You may use its *fat for any other purpose, but you must not eat it. v25 Someone may eat the *fat from a type of animal that you may offer on the *altar to…

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