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Who Said It in the Bible?
'Good' god of Zoroastrianism
'Bad' god of Zoroastrianism
Collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism destroyed by Alexander the Great but reassembled from fragments by Sassanian kings
Collectively called the 'samhitas'/Oldest Hindu scriptures and include the Atharva, Sama, Yajur, and Rig
Hindu epic about the Rama King of Ayodhya who rescues his wife, Sita, from the demon king Ravana after bending Shiva's bow to win her hand in marriage
Longest Hindu epic/over 200,000 lines of verse/contains Bhagavad Gita
Tale of Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna/contained in the Mahabharata
The Preserver (Hindu)
The Creator (Hindu)
The Destroyer (Hindu)
Monkey King from Hinduism and central character in the Ramayana
Holy book of Islam
Commentary on the Qur'an
4th Pillar of Islam/alms for the poor
Flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina
Arabic word for 'struggle'
Number of Pillars of Islam
Holiest city of Islam
Burial place of Mohammad/initially called Yathrib, it was renamed by Mohammad/2nd holiest city of Islam
Home of the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall
Ancient home of Zoroastrianism and current home of Shi'ite Islam and persecuted Baha'i
First written collection of the Jewish 'Oral Torah'
1st five books of the Bible/Law of Moses
Commentary on the Torah
Hebrew word with the same meaning as the Greek word Christ
2nd largest branch of Islam
Largest branch of Islam
Language of the New Testament
Wrote 2/3 of the New Testament
Father of Ishmael (Arabs) and Isaac (Hebrews)
Founded by Guru Nanak
Religion that practices Dianetics, 'the modern science of mental health'
This religion's sacred texts include The Pearl of Great Price and The Doctrine and Covenants
Founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Man who led the Mormons to Salt Lake City
Joseph Smith claimed this angel showed him the golden plates from which came the Book of Mormon
Founded by Charles Taze Russell/uses New World Translation of the Bible/Watch Tower Society
Considered canon by Catholic & Orthodox churches but not Protestants/include 1 & 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Bel & the Dragon, Story of Susanna, Baruch
5th Pillar of Islam/pilgrimage to Mecca which every able-bodied Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime
Also known as 'The End of the Vedas' these writings form the theoretical basis of Hinduism
Founder of Daoism
Lunyu (trans. Conversations)/sayings of Confucius recorded by his followers
Also called Kongfuzi/Chinese philosopher which emphasized morality, justice, and correctness of social relationships
Classic text of Daoism written by Lao Tzu
Traditionally attributed to Fu Xi/Book of Changes/Confucian book of divination/contains 64 hexagrams for this purpose
Language of Palestine during the time of Jesus
Japanese religion with sacred texts Kojiki and Nihon Shoki/name means 'Way of the Gods'
Hero of the Bhagavad Gita
Head of Tibetan Buddhism/currently in exile
Founder of the Church of Scientology
Nephew of Mohammad and 4th Caliph
Has branches Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana
Number of Noble Truths in Buddhism
Mohammad claimed this angel recited to him the Qur'an
Number of disciples Jesus chose to be with him
Name of the Buddha
Noble ______-fold Path of Buddhism
Oldest branch of Buddhism/literally means 'teaching of the Elders'
Largest branch of Buddhism/literally means 'Great Vehicle'
Indian religion that emphasizes non-violence and equality among all forms of life/traditional founder Rishaba (Adinatha) is the first of 24 tirthankara
Monotheistic religion emphasizing spiritual unity of mankind/believes that all major religions have same source/Founded by Baha'u'llah in Persia in 1800's
This religion's sacred texts include Persian and Arabic Bayan, Writings of the Bab, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, The Four Valleys, Gems of Divine Mysteries, Will and Testament
Rabbinic commentaries on the Mishna which along with the Mishnah form the Talmud
Zoroastrian hymns believed to have been composed by Zarathustra which form a part of the Zoroastrian sacred texts
Oldest extant chronicle in Japan (translates as Record of Ancient Matters) dating from early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Gemmei
Ancient Hindu texts which typically eulogize a single deity and contain accounts of the historical narratives
Standard scriptures of Therevada Buddhism which contains 3 pitakas
Author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and founder of the Church of Christ, Scientology (Christian Science)
Founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The name for a chapter of the Qur'an
A aphorism or collection of aphorisms in a manual as a text in Hinduism or Buddhism
24th and last tirthankara of Jainism/considered a reformer of Jainism
In Buddhism & Jainism it refers to the teachings of their founders/In Hinduism it means the moral law governing conduct
Author as well as character in the Mahabharata/considered to be the scribe of the Vedas and the Puranas
'First Poet' of Sanskrit and author of the Ramayana/his early life is recorded in the Uttara Khanda/was a highway robber/name means 'one born out of ant-hills'
Translated as 'The Cube', it is housed in the Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca
Pilgrims of the Hajj perform this circling 7 times around the Kaaba
The direction Muslims must pray (toward Mecca; esp toward the Kaaba)
9th month of Islamic calendar in which Muslims fast during the day/believed to be the month Gabriel revealed the Qur'an to Mohammad
bearing witness that there is one God named Allah and Muhammed is his prophet
reciting daily prayers in Islam
Body of homiletic stories told by Jewish rabbinic sages to explain or fill in gaps in the Tanakh
Hebrew word for the entire Hebrew Bible
Babylonian creation myth which deals of the elevation of Marduk above other Mesopotamian gods
Fasting and self-control during Ramadan
Believed primarily in Shia Islam to be the 12th Imam
Grandson of Confucius who wrote 'The Doctrine of the Mean'
Most famous Confucian philosopher after Confucius himself/trained by Confucius's grandson Zisi
Author of Ushtavaiti, Ahunavaiti, Yasna Haptanghaiti, and the Gathas
Collective body of Jewish law (both written and oral)
The 613 laws contained in the Torah
Christian denomination founded by John Wesley
Christian denomination most closely associated with John Knox
Pre-Reformation Christian group persecuted by Roman Catholic Church/founded by John Wycliffe/Jan Hus was a member
Major dualistic, Gnostic religion that thrived from the 3rd to 7th Centuries/begun in Persia but spread from Roman Empire to China/prophet Mani
Considered radical groups from the Reformation/included Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites/were bitterly persecuted by mainline Reformation groups
2nd oldest book of classical Japanese history (translates as The Chronicles of Japan)/more elaborate & detailed than Kojiki/finished in 720 under Prince Toneri & O no Yasumaro
18th century BC Akkadian epic which includes a creation myth and flood account/one of 3 surviving Babylonian deluge stories/name appears on Sumerian king list as king of Shuruppak
Title translates as 'Book of the Community'/tales from K'iche' kingdom in Guatemala/Mayan creation story, deluge, Hero Twins, & genealogies/transcribed by Father Ximenez (Spanish)
Shinto festival held annually in Kyoto for entire month of July/included Folding Screen Festival/begun to appease gods in 869 AD by Emp Seiwa/huge parade at end
Practice of mixing distinct religions into a new religion containing elements of each
non-legalistic exegetical texts in the classical rabbinic literature of Judaism, particularly as recorded in the Talmud and Midrash
Chinese philosophy w/concepts of Li (rituals) & Ren (good feeling from altruism)/supported education, proper roles in society, respect for parents & authority/founded by Kong Fuzi
Chinese philosophical or religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the 'way'/wú wéi (nonaction)/revere the Eight Immortals from Chinese myth
School of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chán/influenced by Taoism/rigorous meditation/de-emphasizes sutra memorization
Also United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing/founded in 1700's in England/ecstatic worship/female leaders (Jane Wardley, Ann Lee, Lucy Wright)/celibate, pacifist
Christian group/known as Religious Society of Friends/Valiant Sixty/began in England in 1600's/Inner Light'/pacifists, abolitionist, refuse to swear oaths/founded by George Fox
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