Before any serious discussion or analysis of the Judeo-Christian tradition can actually take place, one must first define the terms being utilized. The specific English word, ‘Judeo-Christian’ has only been in use since around the year 1899. Here are just a few definitions as can be found on-line today:
Definition of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN: having historical roots in both Judaism and Christianity
Origin of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN (Latin- Judaeus Jew)
First Known Use: 1899
– Mirriam-Webster Dictionary
(adj.) 1. having origins in both Judaism and Christianity, of or pertaining to Christianity, as in, the Judeo-Christian tradition.
– Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
(Adjective) 1. Being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity. As in “the Judeo-Christian tradition”
– WordWeb Online
Definition: of or pertaining to the religious writings, beliefs, values, or traditions held in common by Judaism and Christianity.
– Dictionary.com, Random House Dictionary
1. (adjective) being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity; “the Judeo-Christian tradition”
– WordNet 3.0, by Princeton University
The adjective JUDEO-CHRISTIAN has 1 sense:
Meaning: being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity
Familiarity information: JUDEO-CHRISTIAN used as an adjective is very rare.
Classified under: Relational adjectives (pertainyms)
Context example: the Judeo-Christian tradition
– Audio-English.net Dictionary
May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.