Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Nov 20 17:08:33 UTC 2005

There's a discussion on alt.usage.english about "Judeo-Christian", which OED2
and MW11 date to 1899. From APS on Proquest:

* Judeo-Christian, n.

1841 _Christian Observer_ 8 Oct. 164/3 Until more satisfactory proofs be adduced
to the contrary, we may, however, call the Frankists Judeo-Christians.
[The sense here is apparently "quasi-Jewish quasi-Christian person". More on the
Frankists: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Frank>.]

* Judeo-Christian, a.

1847 _Harbinger_ 16 Jan. 88/2 A unitary religion, embodying the Judeao-Christian
[sic] doctrine of Universal Love, shines, the torch-bearer of humanity, far in
advance of its actual institutions.

--Ben Zimmer

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