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Christian and the Jews

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Introduction
Christianity came from Judaism. Judaism is a Jewish religion which views originated from the Old Testament. The Old Testament is broken down into five categories: the Torah meaning the “Law” containing the five books of Moses,” History: the book of Joshua to the book of Esther, Wisdom: the book of Job to the book of Song of Solomon, Prophetic Books: the book Isaiah to the book of Daniel and the last twelve books are the Minor Prophets: the book of Hosea to the book of Malachi. The Old Testament books are pivotal to the birth of the New Testament because if God did not keep his promises to the Old Testament patriarchs Christianity would have not been born.
In this research I will focus on early Christianity and how it began. Next I will speak upon how the gospel went from Judaism to a world religion. I will then talk about the persecution of the Jewish people by Christians. Lastly I will discuss the conflict between the two.

Early Christianity
In the first century there were four main religious sects made up of the Palestinian Jews: the Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, and the Zealots. The Sadducees were religious conservative priest and wanted to maintain the authenticity of the Hebrew teachings, they also did not believe in the resurrection of the dead or an afterlife. The Pharisees unlike the Sadducees took a more liberal mindset towards the Mosaic Law, they allowed multiple interpretations of the Torah, they accepted oral tradition of the Torah (the passing down of the Mosaic Law by word of mouth from generation to generation), and they believed in the afterlife.
The Essenes formed the semimonastic community by the Dead Sea and it is said that the Essenes were the first generation of God’s people and that they were the ones who wrote the Dead Sea scrolls. The Dead Sea scrolls was discovered in 1947 and dated from between 200 B.C. and...

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