The religion of the ancient Hebrews was unique in many ways. What were some of the tenets of this religion?

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The outstanding tenant of the Hebrew religion was that that it was monotheistic. It believed in one God, in stark contrast to its polytheistic neighbors. The Hebrews also believed that the most important thing in life was for people to love God with all their heart, mind, and soul. The second most important thing was to treat others as you would want to be treated. In the New Testament of the Christian Bible, Jesus proclaims that all else hangs on these two tenants.

Nonetheless, the ancient Hebrew religion had voluminous laws. The most famous are the ten commandments, given by God to Moses. These include prohibitions against murder, lying, disobeying parents, and coveting others' possessions, as well as exhortations to worship God, and to make no images of Him. The latter commandment was also something unique to the Hebrews, as other religions made statutes, masks, etc., symbolizing their gods and goddesses. Yet another unique tenet of Hebrew law was the command to take a rest, or...

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