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Theodore A. Hoppe

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What is the origin of the idea that a deity created the world?

Many attribute the creationist concept for the world's origin to the Jewish text scribed by Moses, The Book of Genesis, but what was Moses source for this story? Are there other stories about the beginning of the world that predate the Old Testament account? Please provide references and not just speculation.

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  • Nov 5 2012: I am taking a class on Asian art history and my professor spoke about the Dravidians bringing the Vedic text to Asia from that evolved several eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.
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      Nov 5 2012: I'm not sure this is correct.
      Draviian peoples where pushed South as Indo-Aryan peoples migrated from the Middle East into India.
      Veda's were composed from knowledge they brought from the North with some Dravidian influence.

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