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When did the belief system start?

Last Updated: 10th May, 2020

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Other belief systems, such as Daoism, Legalism, and Buddhism, also flourished in China by 600 CE. The beginnings of Hinduism are difficult to trace, but the religion originated with the polytheism that the Aryans brought as they began invading the Indian subcontinent sometime after 2000 BCE .

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Considering this, which religion came first in the world?

Hinduism is the world's oldest religion, according to many scholars, with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years.

Secondly, when did the concept of God begin? Scholars believe that not until the eighth century bc was the first biblical account of creation composed (starting at Genesis 2:4), and that only a couple of centuries later did an anonymous priestly author write down the full-blown version we get starting at Genesis 1.

In this manner, when did different religions start?

The history of religion refers to the written record of human religious experiences and ideas. This period of religious history begins with the invention of writing about 5,220 years ago (3200 BCE). The prehistory of religion involves the study of religious beliefs that existed prior to the advent of written records.

When did monotheism begin?

The first evidence of monotheism emerges from Egypt in the 14th century BCE (1353-1336 BC) during the reign of Akhenaten. The king was known to have worshiped Aten, the sun disk god (Figure 1).

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