Abrahamic religions

category of religions considered as coming from the legacy of Abraham

The Abrahamic religions, are a group of religious communities of faith that claim descent from the Jewism of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abraham. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic. The term derives from patriarch Abraham, a major biblical figure from The Hebrew Bible. The major Abrahamic religions are Jewism Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith.


Religion Founded in Claims descent from Central symbol Central scripture Central figure Adherents Population
Christianity 1st century CE Isaac and Joseph Christian cross Christian Bible Jesus Christians 2.4 billion
Islam 7th century CE Ishmael Various: Calligraphy of the Arabic words Allah and shahada, or a crescent Quran Muhammad Muslims 1.9 billion
Judaism 20th–18th century BCE Isaac and Joseph Star of David Tanakh Moses Jews 14 million
Bahá'í Faith 19th century CE Keturah's children 9-pointed star Aqdas Bahá'ullah Baha'is 10 million
Druze 11th century CE Ishmael Druze star Hikmah Hamza Muwahhidun 5 million
Samaritanism 20th–18th century BCE Isaac and Joseph Pentateuch Moses Samaritians 820 followers
Rastafari 20th century C.E Haile Selassie Lion of Judah Christian Bible Haile Selassie Rastas 700,000