According to the History of Judaism, the Bible states that God chose Abraham to be the father of His chosen people. Eventually, these people became known as Jews.
In Genesis 17:6-7, God says to Abraham: "And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee." At the time, Abraham did not believe God because he and his wife, Sarah, were too old to have a child of their own. Eventually, Abraham and Sarah had a son, Isaac, who became the father of Jacob who was also called "Israel" by God. Jacob's sons became the 12 tribes of Israel.Learn More
Hinduism is one-of-a-kind among world religions because it has no set place of origin according to Patheos. Philosophers and religious gurus who follow Hinduism understand the religion to have always existed within its own tradition.Full Answer >
Many Hindus do not eat meat because it is considered tamasic, meaning influenced by ignorance. Some Hindu scriptures do not sanction meat, poultry, fish or eggs, although this is open to interpretation, as other scriptures refer to meals involving meat.Full Answer >
There is no definitive way to fast or pray; however, there are tips one can use to do so effectively. Fasting can be done by setting an objective, committing to the fast, getting prepared physically and mentally and reading scripture. Since pray means "to speak to God especially in order to do something," according to Merriam-Webster, prayer styles will differ by individual choice.Full Answer >
The three core Confucian principles are filial piety, humaneness and ritual. These values permeate Chinese culture and everyday life, and also influenced cultures of neighboring people, such as the Japanese and Koreans.Full Answer >