Where Was Judaism Founded?

Definition: Where Was Judaism Founded?
Southern Levant (modern-day Israel, Palestine, and Jordan)

Judaism was founded in the Southern Levant, a region of the Eastern Mediterranean that roughly corresponds to modern-day Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

The name "Judaism" comes from the Kingdom of Judah, which had its capital in Jerusalem.

Acoording to the Hebrew Bible, Abraham was born in Ur Kaśdim, which most scholars identify with Ur in modern Iraq. Abraham was then given the land of Canaan.


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Title Where Was Judaism Founded?
Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
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MLA Citation “Where Was Judaism Founded?.” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/judaism/place-founded>