Who started Judaism?


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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YahWeh was the founder of judaism, this was done by taking a Gentile and cutting covenant with him. YahWeh changed his name to Abraham and was to bring forth a sperate nation. Modern
Judaism can be traced back for thousands of years to the times of the Fertile Crescent. it all started when Abraham was spoken to by god in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Haran
1. Read books like "Choosing a Jewish Life" by Anita Diamant, "Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook" by Lawrence J. Epstein and "Choosing Judaism" by Lydia
We do not have any historical knowledge of who founded the Jewish faith. This is not something like Islam or the LDS (Mormon) Church that was founded in historical times by well-attested
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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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