Required Religious Literature Reading

 

Bible††††† Genesis1-50†††††††††  Etiological traditions accepted by Judaism, Christianity,& Islam

Koran†††† The Cow 2:127-††† Traditions regarding the Hagar and Ishmael the eldest son of Abraham
††††††††††††††† The Hajj
                                                The Last Sermon of the Prophet Mohammed

Talmud Genesis 21††††††††††††† The Story of Abraham, Sarah and Isaac and the conflict with Hagar and Ishmael

Baga Ghita †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hindu Redemption Story

 

 

Biblical Knowledge Recommended Reading List

 

 

Exodus†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Israel wanders in the desert

Job††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Story of a man who is tested by God

Psalms 1, 4, 16, 19, 22, 23, 122,††††††††††† Beautiful songs/poems/prayers

††††††††††† 127, 130, 131, 133, 137, 146†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Proverbs††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wisdom literature: aphorisms and proverbs

Jeremiah†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The weeping prophet of impending judgment

Luke, Gospel According to††††††††††††††† The life of Jesus

Acts ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The establishment of the church

Romans††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paulís letter to Christians at Rome

I Corinthians†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paulís letter to Christians at Corinth

 

Itís in the Bible

 

Slavery condoned††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Philemon 15, 16, Genesis 9:24-27; Exodus 21:20-21

Subjugation of Women ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I Corinthians 11:3-16; I Timothy 2:9-14

Women must pray wearing hats††††††††††††††††††††††† I Corinthians 11:5

Women may not teach men††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I Timothy 2:12

No instruments mentioned in worship†††††††††††† Ephesians 5:19

Socialism practiced††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acts 4:32-37†††††††††††††††††††††††††

No tattoos†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Leviticus 19:28†††††

Polygamy practiced†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Genesis 29:16-30††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Incest practiced††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Genesis 19:30-38

Genocide†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Num. 31:1-18(esp. verses 7, 15, 17); Joshua 8:1-29

Death penalty for

††††††††††††††† Witches†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exodus 22:18

††††††††††††††† Stealing††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joshua 7:20-26

††††††††††††††† Lying††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acts 5:1-11

††††††††††††††† Cursing parents††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exodus 21:17

††††††††††††††† False worship†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exodus 22:20

††††††††††††††† Prostitution†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Genesis 38:24; Leviticus 21:9

††††††††††††††† Sexual sin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Leviticus 20:14

††††††††††††††† Trespassing††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Exodus 19:13

Envy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romans 1:29

††††††††††††††† Gossip††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romans 1:29

††††††††††††††† Disobeying parents†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romans 1:30

Homosexuals †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:26-27