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Religion and Theology
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Jesus and Mohammad Student First and Last Name Name of University Jesus and Mohammed Both Jesus and Mohammad have significantly affected a great number of people all over the world. There are many religions that exist in the world today, yet approximately more than half of the world’s population follows one or the other of these two religious figures (Silas).
Jesus was a Jew and was born approximately two-thousand years ago in a town called Bethlehem. At that time, the Romans had occupation of the lands of Israel. As such, the Jews were expecting a savior to come along and defeat the Romans. Before Jesus was born, a prophecy was given that he would be the Messiah: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14 New International Version). However, what the Jews considered the Messiah to be was not how Jesus lived. The woman who gave birth to Jesus was a virgin called Mary. At that time, Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph. Because of this, Mary faced many calls of being an adulterer. During Jesus’ childhood, he was taught how to be a carpenter because this was his father’s profession. Once Jesus had reached the age of thirty, he left his hometown and set out on his ministry around the lands of Israel. In contrast to Jesus, Mohammad was born in 570 A.D. and was called Muhummad Ibn Adullah (Slick). ...
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