A short introduction with showing who the Patriarchs where.

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Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, known as the Patriarchs, are both the physical and spiritual ancestors of
Judaism. They founded the religion now known as Judaism, and their descendants are the Jewish
people. Of course, technically, it is incorrect to refer to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as Jews, because
the terms "Jew" and "Judaism" were not used generally to refer to this nation until hundreds of years
after their time; nevertheless, for convenience and in accordance with common practice, I will use
these terms.
Modern scholars question the existence of the Patriarchs and its historical accuracy; however, it is
worth noting that scholars also questioned the existence of Babylonia and Troy... until archaeologists
found them.
· The history of Judaism begins with Abraham, who came
to believe in one Supreme Being,
· his son Isaac,
· Isaac's son Jacob, later called Israel,
· and Jacob's 12 sons who founded the twelve tribes of


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