At the time of Abraham the Hebrew, other nations were full of pagan cults; they were polytheistic, worshiping multiple deities and lacking moral character; with their rites accompanied by things such as human sacrifice, “sacred” prostitution, and animal worship. Abraham was the first to advance the idea of ethical monotheism: the worship of One God, and the appropriate ethical code of conduct.
Link: How Abraham founded Judaism

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The Israelites differed from other ancient peoples in the following ways:
It was the only religion in which God spoke to the entire assembled nation (Exodus ch.19) of over two million people.

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