Religions predating judaism
Linsley The religion of the Proto-Saharans is older than the Rig Veda and Torah. Torah comes much later as an expression of post-exilic Judaism.Comparative linguistics indicates a close connection between the proto-languages that emerged as Elamite and Dravidian.One important thing to understand is the timeline in which major events took place.For one thing, the earliest historical event in the Torah that is not supernatural is Abraham leading the Hebrew people (whose descendents became known as Israelites) out of the Mesopotamian city of Ur and into the so-called “promised land” of Canaan, which later became known as Palestine.
Long before Christianity was founded, however, a number of religions were practiced.
I hold the view that the greatest force for good in the universe is a lemon drizzle muffin and a good book - that is not a religion, it's a . Religions are significantly more complex...typically a religion needs some 'components' before you can call it a religion...like: Organized Behaviors - (killing people who don't share your beliefs is nearly universal behaviour) Religious Laws Magic Books Special Clothes Ceremony Doing odd things to dead bodies Based on that very over-simplified list (the more savvy folks here will probably add more) - it would either be pre-Mulism era Hindus, or possibly the Chinese meditative religions that get the award for subscribing to some form of religious dogma the longest, or it could be some long dead civilization like the Minoans or something weird like the Cucuteni-Trypillian, I'll finish with a nice wiki on Prehistoric Religion..that helps the discussion Hi digitali, Interesting article here on old religions (top return on google) You might need to refine your question slightly in terms of the word 'religion'...
I hold the view that the greatest force for good in the universe is a lemon drizzle muffin and a good book - that is not a religion, it's a .
The oldest forms of worship in the world are ancestor worship, shamanism, and animism, which are thought to date back to at least around 300,000 BCE.
The oldest religions that are still widely practiced are Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Jainism.