did hinduism come before christianity

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The Vedas, for instance, which constitute the soul of present day Hinduism, have not been composed in 1500 B.C., as Max Muller arbitrarily decided, but may go back to 7000 years before Christ, giving Hinduism plenty of time to influence Christianity and older civilizations which preceded Christianity.

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  • Where does the origin of Hinduism come from?

  • Hinduism can be traced back to ancient Indian seers who transmitted to their followers their ideas about ultimate truth. The earliest Hindu writings date from roughly 1500 B.C. There are a variety of sacred writings—the Vedas and Upanishads.

  • Is there any evidence that Hinduism influenced Christianity?

  • There may have been some influences on Jewish thinking from the peoples in Egypt or Mesopotamia, but there is no credible evidence for influence of Hinduism on Christianity. It is easy to make such claims, but the credible historical evidence for this is nonexistent.

  • Where did the origin of Christianity come from?

  • You may find it surprising that much of Christianity originated from India. Indeed, over the centuries, numerous historians and sages have pointed out that not only has Hinduism had a predominant influence on Christianity, but that many of the Christian rites could be directly borrowed from Hindu (Vedic) India.

  • When did the first writings of Hinduism come out?

  • The earliest Hindu writings date from roughly 1500 B.C. There are a variety of sacred writings—the Vedas and Upanishads. The Code of Manu set down many prescripts for life, including the caste system—a social structure based on birth and wealth.