Why are the Noahide laws important?

  • The Noahide laws are important as they set the basic rules and teachings for people to live in harmony and to satisfy their God, the Creator.
  • In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah or the Noahide Laws, are a set of moral imperatives that were given by God as a binding set of laws for the "children of Noah" - that is, all of humanity. According to Judaism, any non-Jew who adheres to these laws is regarded as a righteous gentile, and is assured of a place in the World to Come.
  • The following are the seven laws
  1. The prohibition of Idolatry.
  2. The prohibition of Murder.
  3. The prohibition of Theft.
  4. The prohibition of Sexual immorality.
  5. The prohibition of Blasphemy.
  6. The prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive.
  7. The requirement of maintaining courts to provide legal recourse.
  • The Noahide laws summarize main commandments in all God religions; including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam religions.
  • One may refer to the ten commandments in Christianity and instructions per Qur'an Muslims holy book for more information.