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Mosaic representing Jesus Christ at the entrance of a small Coptic church with a wooden column porch in the Christian quarter of Cairo ( peizais/ Adobe Stock)

The Genesis Of Modern Religions In Ancient Egypt

It is an irony of history that the three great religions of Europe and the Middle East, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, did not originate there but rather had their genesis, like the human species itself, under more southern skies. Indeed, the oldest of these, Judaism, which gave rise to Christianity, and the later Islam were nestled by ancient intuitions that arose and were first codified by seekers of the ultimate, living in the Nile Valley. It was a natural evolution.

Harvesting the crop (Matrioshka / Adobe Stock)

Harvesting the crop (Matrioshka / Adobe Stock)

Long before the memory of modern time, along the banks of the Nile’s two sources, the Blue and the White Nile, people began cultivating crops after millennia of merely gathering, scavenging, and hunting. This may have come before or after the sudden catastrophic fall of a high human civilization that many believe set humanity back thousands of years. In any event, despite whatever setbacks occurred, over the eons they migrated down these two branches. This is what today is recognized as the dawn of the Neolithic Age, around 18,300 to 17,000 BC.

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