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World Religions

Social Studies 6

TermDefinition
Judaism Religion of the Jewish people
Apostle One of the twelve closest followers of Jesus, Chosen by him to help him teach
Caravan A group of people and animals traveling together for safety, especially through a desert
covenant an agreement with God
Torah The first of the five books of the Hebrew Bible containing the laws and teachings of Judaism
Exodus departure of Israelites o ut of slavery in Egypt
oasis a green area in a dessert fed by underground water
Quran The most holy book of Islam, believed to contain the teachings of Allah
monotheism The belief in one God
brahman the universal spirit of Hindus
Islam Religion of the Muslims based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad
Christianity The religion based on the teaching so Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament.
parable A simple story that contains a message or truth
Hinduism
reincarnation A Hindu belief that people move in a constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
dharma In Hinduism, the laws and duties that guide the behavior of each caste member.
Buddhism A religion founded in India by Siddharta Guatama which teachers that the most important think in life is to reach peace by ending suffering.
karma In Hinduism and Buddhism, the end result of all of a person's good or bad acts, which determines his or her rebirth.
Four Noble Truths In Buddhism, the principles that rule life and promise an end to suffering.
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