Ju·​deo-Chris·​tian jü-ˌdā-ō-ˈkris-chən How to pronounce Judeo-Christian (audio)
 also  ˌjü-dē-ō-,
 or  jü-ˌdē-ō-
: having historical roots in both Judaism and Christianity

Examples of Judeo-Christian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The potential problem is not heart versus mind, but the possibility of using the Judeo-Christian tradition as a framework for living, while failing to acknowledge that the single biggest problem any of us have is the sin within us. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 20 Nov. 2023 These words come from the Bible and reflect a key principle of justice in the American tradition, shaped by our Judeo-Christian heritage: Justice isn’t about power. Matthew Solomson and Tal Fortgang, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 Green wants to spread a message that’s less about faith in a patriarchal Judeo-Christian God and more about the people who come together to save their kids by any means necessary. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 The long-lasting popularity of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ shows that in a secular age, readers still respond to Judeo-Christian teachings about morality, providence and power. Meir Soloveichik, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Latin Judaeus Jew — more at jew

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Judeo-Christian was in 1847

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“Judeo-Christian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judeo-Christian. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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