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Jesus and Mohammed

Jesus and Mohammed are two of human history's most important figures. Who were these men and why are they so important to religion today? Jesus of Nazareth is the key figure in what is arguably the world's most practiced faith; Christianity. Mohammed is the central figure in what is the world's second largest religion by adherents, Islam. The accounts of the lives of both of these men may be argued for centuries to come. Their exact actions, exact words and very existence are in some instances matters of faith rather than fact. However, what is undeniable is the impact that both of these men have had on modern society. The words, actions and teachings of these men are so important that wars for the true ideology have been waged over their names for centuries. Who they were and their true nature though, is perhaps what is forgotten in this modern world.
The history of Jesus of Nazareth is a case of conjecture and faith, however there does exist the commonly accepted history of his life. According to most scholars, Jesus was born sometime between 6 and 4 BCE. Most scholars accept this figure as it is reflected in the Christian scripture that Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great. Although there is no exact date known as to determine when Jesus was born, it is celebrated in most Christian faiths on December 25th on the holiday of Christmas.
The ministry of Jesus is largely documented in what is known as the new testament. Comprised of the four canonical gospels as written by Jesus' followers, this is the most accepted account of Jesus' life. Although multiple gospels have been written by those mentioned in the canon stories, only the writings of the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke & John are accepted as the true version of Jesus' life. It is commonly accepted that Jesus began his ministry at the age of…...

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