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According The Bible, Judaism began with Abraham in Genesis ch. 12. Abraham was born in the Hebrew year 1948 (1812 BCE). Abraham was called the Hebrew in Genesis 14:13, since he was a descendant of Eber, father of the Hebrews.

Abram was a citizen of Ur of the Chaldees, a region in what is now in Iraq. Genesis chapter 12 relates that God blessed Abram and told him to pack up his family and move to an undisclosed location.

Based on Abram's faith, he packed up his family and traveled west, eventually crossing the Jordan river and arriving in the land of Canaan, which is in modern-day Israel. In the land of Canaan, God promised the land to Abram and there changed his name to Abraham, meaning Father of many nations (Genesis ch.17).

Because Abraham trusted God (Genesis 15:6) and obeyed His commands (Genesis 26:5), it is said that Abraham is the father of Judaism. The complete story of Abraham, his journeys and his life is recorded in Genesis (11:27 through 25:9).

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Judaism was founded by Abraham in the Fertile Crescent.
Abraham (18th century BCE) was born in Ur (Mesopotamia; now Iraq), where he first repudiated idolatry. He then sojourned in Harran (Syria) for several years, and then lived most of his life in Canaan (Israel).
It was in Canaan that Abraham lived most of his life, made a covenant with God (Genesis ch.15), and raised a family to be the center of carrying on his traditions (Genesis 18:19).

Abraham's family carried on his teachings voluntarily. Judaism as a binding, permanent entity, was set forth between God and the Israelite nation descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at Mount Sinai in the time of Moses (Exodus ch.19, ch.24, and 34:27).All of the above places are in the ancient Fertile Crescent.

See also the Related Links.1) Where did the Jews come from?
2) How Judaism was founded

3) Archaeology and the Hebrew Bible

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