I should have worded that differently, and I didn't mean to imply that. I meant the trials and tribulations that the OT characters faced in the Septuagint after Chronicles, is more or less a local story. It is often presumed that it is a representation of what happened to "israel", when in my opinion, it is what happened to Judah and Levi. I wasn't intending to place the roots of the broader context of "judaism" there, even though my sentence sort of said that!
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