Compare and contrast the three major religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share many basic similarities in their beliefs. All three are monotheistic religions, directing all their worship toward one God. Judaism developed first, as God chose the descendents of Abraham to become His Chosen People, the Israelites. Prophets such as Moses led the Israelites and taught them the rules God had laid out for them in order to meet His expectations, which are recorded in the Torah and other writings.

Christianity began as an offshoot of Judaism. Jesus was considered by some to be...

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