The Greeks and the Hebrews

The ancient Greek religion like many others of their time, shared some basic theological views. However, the ancient Hebrew religion differed in many ways. First of all, the Hebrews believed in one God, while the Greeks believed in a pantheon of gods. This pantheon was usually warring with each other. Humans could also thwart the plans of the Greek gods, whereas the God of the Hebrews plans could never be thwarted. Moreover, the Greeks supposed that the sacrifices they gave their gods’ strengthened the gods in some way like nourishment. Yet, Yahweh does not need the sacrifices that the Hebrews gave him. These are only some of the differences between these two religions. It is interesting to note that in the ancient era there are no other religions like the one of the Hebrews.

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