Jeff Wiemold

As stated by our textbook, the history of Judaism begins with the Tanakh. It starts with the creation of man by God and progresses through God’s dealings with man. They don’t use them as a historical reference, however they are still used by Jews as a religious tool. The Jewish people note the Pentateuch as the most holy part of the scriptures. Historians believe they were oral traditions that were written down later, but they are still viewed with fact in Judaism. The Torah is the bible of Judaism and is read during practice. The Torah is mainly focused on describing the creation of   the Earth and man. The Tanakh is basically the same. While the Mishnah and the Talmud talk more about the moral and ethical laws of Judaism.
Jews believe that the Earth was created by one single God while Buddhists don’t necessarily believe in a single God and are more focused on the spiritual side of nature and the betterment of themselves through their actions. Both Judaism and Buddhism have spiritual and moral teachings that strongly teach to be kind to your fellow man. Buddhists try not to have any negativity in their lives because this would result in bad karma. The Jewish people are less weary of this because they pray to god and ask for his forgiveness.
I simply couldn’t believe how the Germans were able to suppress a genocide of this scale for so long. And even with U.S. companies and corporations supplying the Ziclon B that was used in the gas chambers. It was equally shocking just how brutal the Nazis were and it was hard to believe how cruel a human being could be to another.

What factor played into the Jewish faith that denied the existence of Jesus Christ being the son of God?
What effect has the Dead Sea Scrolls had on Judaism and to a lesser extent, Christianity?