Other religions based on the Torah

Here is a family tree of religions that claim to be descended from the ancient Israelites and the Torah. What we call Judaism is only a tiny slice of this large family tree.

We see that the Torah itself, out of context, does not lead exclusively to Judaism. Why not? Judaism is based on the Hebrew Bible read through the lens of Judaism’s oral law.

To be clear, how much of the Oral Law was given at Sinai is up for debate, even in rabbinic literature. But all forms of Judaism agree that the oral Torah is what makes Judaism, Judaism. Without it, we end up with any of the hundreds of other faiths shown here.

Click this image to embiggen. It is very detailed and is mean to be viewed on a computer or tablet. It may be difficult to read the details if you attempt to view this on a cell phone.

Инфографика “ДЕРЕВО МИРОВЫХ РЕЛИГИЙ” – The World Religions Tree Infographics . 

This infographic is from a project created by Dzvenislavy Novakivsky in cooperation with the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. It originally was hosted at funki.com.ua, but that website no longer exists.

To look more specifically at Judaism, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, etc., see the Jewish denominations.

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