By: Dakotah and Avery

Judea and the new religion

The new religion, known as Christianity, started in Judea in the early first century AD. Chrisitianity followed in the ideas and traditions of Judaism. This religion was based off of the way of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus the founder

Jesus was the founder of Christianity. He was also known as the Messiah, which means "God's anoited one" in Hebrew. As a young man, Jesus lived in the town of Nazareth, probably studying to become a carpenter.

Christians basic beliefs

Jesus emphisized two rules that were also taught in the Torah: love other people, and love God. He expected his followers to love all people. Jesus encouraged his followers to be generous to the poor and sick. He told people they should everyone, including their enemies. Jesus, the messiah, taught about the resuce from sin.

The Apostles

The Apostles were 12 followers of Jeus who spread the Christian word. Early Christians spread the teachings of Jesus among the Jews. They also introduced it to non-Jews as well.