Israel & Humanity – the Quest for Universal Torah, by R. Elijah Benamozegh Lesson 5 – The “Pagan” Origins of Judaism, the Original Message of Torah. The Biblical message is clear, a single God created all existence and all humanity. Thus, all the world, and all humanity is ultimately united in source. The Biblical message proclaims that just as all in the beginning was one, so too in the messianic future will all return to the one. In the mean time, it is our job to gather the pieces of our lost unity. Judaism developed over many centuries, and included many influences from clear pagan sources, such as Melchizedek and Jethro. Even the Hebrew language was originally Canaanite. An important Torah teaching based on Malakhi 1:11 is that God is known in every nation and culture. God reveals Him/Itself under different Names, and it is the job of Israel to gather the disconnected spark to reunite them as a whole, and this is how God's Name is unified.