Since the inception and translation of the bible, sure. Every era and society has their version of what the end of the world would be like.
the most modern interpretation with the rapture scenario and all of that is actually alot younger than the bible itself, and was expounded by the tribulationist movement in the 1800shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Tribulation_Rapture
the paternal monotheism of the middle east began in Judaism, which mutated into Christianity, and had another offshoot in Islam... all refer to the "one true god", who is referred to as "He", both judaism and christianity refer to jehova, and in fact the Koran was supposedly spoken to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel - so again the relation is clear
(edit: this is discounting the less succesful previous monotheistic experiments of egypt and greece, although mithraism is often considered to have leant a great deal to christian and gnostic theology)
now the politics of each particular tribes territory is a different matter entirely, especially considering the christians themselves were not of a particular ethnic group - however they clearly demonstrated the drive to conquer the world and convert heathens in the crusades, inquisitions and so on... the jews havent really enacted any overt holy wars since their conquest of the caananites and all of that bronze age shit... and the muslims, well - we all know how thats going
but essentially the religious wars center around possession of the "holy lands" of which jerusalem is key as is much of that whole middle-east area by proxy
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