The Original Sin in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: A Comparative Study


  • Talal Mshafi Al-Naimat



This study explores the issue of the Original Sin as it pertains to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The researcher examines the texts that mention the story of the sin according to the chronological order of their original sources. The story of the Original Sin is considered fundamental, upon which many conceptions and religious interpretations in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been built. The study highlights the role of Eve in committing the sin as well the responsibility of the sin and its most important consequences on Adam and Eve. The researcher also examines the most important elements upon which the three religions agree upon in terms of the Original Sin and also mentions the elements upon which they diverge.


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How to Cite

Al-Naimat, T. M. (2020). The Original Sin in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: A Comparative Study. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&Amp;RJ-JSS), 9(4), 1494.1508.