WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
year, it included any Jews who might be in the Indian province . Prompt courageous action by Queen Esther and her Jewish cousin Mordecai turned the tables on Haman and saved the day for the imperiled Jews .-Esther 1 :1 ; 8 :9. 2 Since 1947 that part of India where the Hindu religion predominates is called Hindustan . The beginnings of Hinduism are thought to be shrouded in darkness, but the evidence is that it sprang from Babylon, Nimrod's royal capital. When Jehovah God defeated the intentions of the people in building the city and tower of Babel by confusing their language, they scattered, dropping the idea of Babylon as a world capital for holding all the people together in oneness of language as well as of political allegiance . Some of these moved eastward and settled on the sub-continental Indian peninsula . Though they carried a changed language with them, they still bore the traditions of the false religion which they had held in common at Babylon . They knew of the global deluge of Noah's day . They knew how he and his immediate family had survived in the ark and given a new start to the human race . Through Noah, who practiced the revealed religion of Jehovah God, they knew of the divine promise in Eden, that the seed of the woman was to suffer a heel wound from the Serpent who had tempted Eve, but the seed was to triumph at last over the Serpent and crush his head . Noah was still living in the days of the tower-building fiasco. 2 . Where did Hinduism have its real start, and how did it take root in India?