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How long has judaism been around?

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  • Jews say their religion has been around for about 2500 years.


  • What we now call the Jewish people and their religion came from a largely nomadic peoples, wandering in the deserts, worshiping the gods and Baals in the locality.
  • The first person to be called a Patriarch was Abraham. Abraham simply means leader of a caravan. So this confirms the nomadic origins of those people we now call Jews.
  • They obtained their identity after their exodus from Egypt; a God Moses called upon saved these people.
  • Moses then gave them the Ten Commandments in the desert.
  • THIS event is the beginning of the people and the religion we now call Jews.
  • This event believed to have happened 2500 years ago by modern Jews.
Statue of Moses by Michaelangelo

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