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Assuming the view that Avraham was not a Jew (see here and here1), "ha-nefesh asher asu beCharan" (Gen. 12:5) that Rashi explains were converts, what did they convert to?


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1 I'm using these as sources until I find better ones....if you can help me with this please comment!

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Noahidism or monotheism – Matt Jun 20 '14 at 21:14
    
this gives some perspective of what he did at first chabad.org/global/popup/default_cdo/aid/2615/jewish/… probably more to it though, he also had a yeshiva where he taught torah – ray Jun 24 '14 at 17:38
    
Isn't the answer obvious?; Avraham came to believe in the One G'd; HaShem (Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey); so also the souls that came with him (seems to be people who could identify themselves with Avraham's way of life; and that's probably the reason the word for souls/persons is used here: nefesh). – Levi Jul 15 at 20:15

The most main stream view that I know of is that they converted to "Hebrew" Monotheism, because Avrahom was a Hebrew.

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What do you mean avraham converted to hebrew i dont see any related hebrew as a relidlgion – Yamin Jun 15 at 14:54
    
Noachide "religion" with many other aspects of what would come to be Judaism, i.e. Bentching, morning prayers etc.,. – Avishai EliYahu Jun 16 at 14:48

Avraham followed the faith of Shem and Ever. It was the same monotheism which had been transmitted by Adam in a continuos chain. This is discussed in the beginning of Sefer Raziel HaMalach, Sefer Chanoch, Sefer Noach and is the subject of Sefer Yetzirah.

Starting particularly with the generation of Enosh, many people studied the traditions less and became confused. They started to believe in polytheism and to worship idols. This is also how it is explained by Rambam in chapter 1 of Hilchot Avodat Kochavim in the Mishnah Torah.

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