Yahwism acknowledges the transcendent-personal creator whom ancient Hebrews called "Yahweh", confesses man's defection, and trusts the creator's covenant (his promise of restoration).
Ancient Judaism (the culture of the tribe of Judah) always professed Yahwism but seldom practised it, so that Christ told the Jews of his day, "Your fathers killed all the prophets".
Yahwism's prehistory may (as the Tanakh claims) go back at least to Abraham of Ur in Mesopotamia (1800 BC), and it may have taken something like coherent form under Moses of Egypt (1300 BC) or at least under David of Bethlehem (1000 BC, first Hebrew king in Jerusalem). But Amos of Tekoa is the earliest known author of a coherent literary version.
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