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The oldest book known to man is The Bible. It predates all other books on any subject, including religious writings by hundreds, even thousnads of years.

The first Bible writer, by tradition of biblical scholars, was a man named Moses (it has not been historically established that this Moses existed). It has been calculated by scholars that the book of Genesis, which is famous for it's creation account was written around 1513 B.C.E., which was a little over 3500 years ago. Obviously, if a person believes in the existence of a literal Adam and Eve, they would accept that the teaching of creationism goes back to them. But Moses reports that there were others that also believed in a creator. One such individual that Moses tells us about was a man named Abel. We know that Abel believed in a creator, because he is reported to have offered a sacrifice to the creator.(Gen Ch 4) Abel lived somewhere around 3900 B.C.E. Still others after Abel believed in a creator. Enoch (3404 B.C.E.), Methusaleh (3339 B.C.E.), Noah (2970 B.C.E.), and more. Some are reported to have been aware of a creator, but refused to submit to the creator, such as a man named Nimrod (c. 2300 B.C.E). The teaching of creationism goes back as far as man's earliest existence, but there is written documentation that helps as well.

There are many many written accounts of the creation of earth, the universe and of mankind. The majority of these predate the Hebrew account of genesis. Creation by a deity of some kind is the earliest explanation mankind was able to develop concerning his own existence. So, I would say that a philosophy of creation has been taught ever since people began asking the question.

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One thing that researchers agree upon is that mankind has always believed in a Higher Power. Archaeology has shown that no ancient society ever existed that did not believe in the supernatural.

Based upon a massive worldwide study of the most ancient inscriptions and the earliest levels of civilization, Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt (in his twelve-volume Der Ursprung Der Gottesidee) concluded that the original belief was monotheistic1. It was a simple belief in the Creator (Sky-Father) with no imagery of any kind. The Torah of Moses simply reinstates the belief in Creation in its original purity. The belief itself goes all the way back to Creation. Notes: 1) Albright, "From the Stone Age," p.170; and J.A. Wilson, "The Culture of ancient Egypt," p.129.

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One thing that researchers agree upon is that mankind has always believed in a Higher Power. Archaeology has shown that no ancient society ever existed that did not believe in the supernatural.
Based upon a massive worldwide study of the most ancient inscriptions and the earliest levels of civilization, Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt (in his twelve-volume Der Ursprung Der Gottesidee) concluded that the original belief was monotheistic (note 1, below). It was a simple belief in the Creator (Sky-Father) with no imagery of any kind. The Torah of Moses simply reinstates the belief in Creation in its original purity. The belief itself goes all the way back to Creation. Notes:

1) Albright, "From the Stone Age," p.170; and J.A. Wilson, "The Culture of Ancient Egypt," p.129.

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Strictly speaking, 'creationism' is a doctrine that was developed in response to Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection and other scientific advances. There have been so many strands of creationism, notably 'Old-Earth' creationism and 'Young-Earth' creationism, that it is unclear who really started the movement, but this was probably in the second half of the nineteenth century, after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. It has been said that what really sparked the modern creationist movement was the publication in 1961 of the book titled The Genesis Flood, written by Henry Morris and John Whitcomb.

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