Fear God and keep His Commandments for this is the whole duty of man.
- Ecclesiastes 12:13
Introduction: Defining the Word 'Judeo-Christian'
Before any serious discussion or analysis of the Judeo-Christian tradition can actually take place, one must first define the terms being utilized. The specific English word, 'Judeo-Christian' has only been in use since around the year 1899. Here are just a few definitions as can be found on-line today:
Definition of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN: having historical roots in both Judaism and Christianity
Origin of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN (Latin- Judaeus Jew)
First Known Use: 1899
- Mirriam-Webster Dictionary
(adj.) 1. having origins in both Judaism and Christianity, of or pertaining to Christianity, as in, the Judeo-Christian tradition.
- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
(Adjective) 1. Being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity. As in "the Judeo-Christian tradition"
- WordWeb Online
Definition: of or pertaining to the religious writings, beliefs, values, or traditions held in common by Judaism and Christianity.
- Dictionary.com, Random House Dictionary
1. (adjective) being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity; "the Judeo-Christian tradition"
- WordNet 3.0, by Princeton University
The adjective JUDEO-CHRISTIAN has 1 sense:
Meaning: being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity
Familiarity information: JUDEO-CHRISTIAN used as an adjective is very rare.
Classified under: Relational adjectives (pertainyms)
Context example: the Judeo-Christian tradition
- Audio-English.net Dictionary
May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.