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Abrahamic religious glossary

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The Abrahamic religious glossary is a glossary of important terms in the Abrahamic religions as a whole and also within specific religions.

General terms[edit]

These terms are used by all the Abrahamic religions


See the main article on this topic: Adam and Eve

Adam was the first human created by God. He lived in the Garden of Eden before he ate the forbidden fruit.


See the main article on this topic: Adam and Eve

Eve was the wife of Adam and was created from his rib. She took the forbidden fruit and ate it when they lived in the Garden of Eden.


See the main article on this topic: God

God is the most powerful entity of all in the Abrahamic religions. Christians call him (or her or it) God or their language's equivalent, though The Lord is a synonym. Jews call him Adonai, because they will not say יהוה‎ (Aibishter) when praying or reading the Torah. Hashem is used in contexts outside of religious services. Muslims call him Allah among many other names. He created the world.

Christian terms[edit]

Immaculate Conception[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is the idea that the Virgin Mary was not conceived with original sin, as believed in by Catholics.

Jewish terms[edit]


See the main article on this topic: Jewish holidays § Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday commemorating when a small amount of oil burned until new oil could be made to supply a light in the Temple. Latkes and sufganiyot are often eaten over its eight days.

Rosh Hashanah[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Jewish holidays § Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday. It is on the first and second days of Tishrei.[1] White clothes are worn and apples and honey are eaten.


See the main article on this topic: Jewish holidays § Sukkot

Sukkot is the 15th day of Tishrei. It is a Jewish holiday that commemorates when the Jews lived in sukkot, meaning booths, after the Exodus. Booths are built in which the celebrants will live and eat.

Yom Kippur[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Jewish holiday on the 10th day of Tishrei. It is a day of atonement where Jews go and pray at the synagogue.

Muslim terms[edit]


The meal that ends the fast during Ramadan that is eaten every evening.[2]


Allah is the word for God that all Arabic Abrahamic religious use, but it is especially in use among Muslims. Allah is considered the same god as YHWH.