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How did the world begin in Christianity's, Islam's and Judaism's views?

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all “Abrahamic religions.”  In other words, they all trace their roots to Abraham, who is said to have been the originator of monotheism.  Therefore, they all share common beliefs about the way in which the world began.  Those beliefs can be found in Genesis in the Hebrew Bible.  This forms Jewish and Christian beliefs while Muslims also add to this some details found in the Quran.

Basically, all three faiths believe in a God who created the Earth and indeed the entire universe.  They believe that God created all of creation in 6 days.  They also believe that God created the first human being by forming a model from earth and breathing life into it.

In short, these faiths share the same basic beliefs about the creation of the world.

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