Who started Judaism?

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According to the History of Judaism, the Bible states that God chose Abraham to be the father of His chosen people. Eventually, these people became known as Jews.

In Genesis 17:6-7, God says to Abraham: "And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee." At the time, Abraham did not believe God because he and his wife, Sarah, were too old to have a child of their own. Eventually, Abraham and Sarah had a son, Isaac, who became the father of Jacob who was also called "Israel" by God. Jacob's sons became the 12 tribes of Israel.

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The history of the Jewish people begins in Bronze Age times in the Middle East when God promised a nomad leader called Abram that he would be the father of a great people if he did as God told him.
Jews regard Abraham (as he was later called) as the first Patriarch of the Jewish people. He was the first person to teach the idea that there was only one God; before then, people believed in many gods.
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Judaism originated in Israel around 4,000 years ago. The founder of Judaism was Abraham around 1812 BC, during the Bronze Age. Moses is also an important figure ...
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