Did Christianity originate in Judaism?

Jesus told the official leaders of the Jewish nation that He existed before Abraham, (the father of the Hebrew nation and religion), was ever born. “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58 Since Christianity is faith in Christ and His message, wouldn't that at... show more Jesus told the official leaders of the Jewish nation that He existed before Abraham, (the father of the Hebrew nation and religion), was ever born.

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58

Since Christianity is faith in Christ and His message, wouldn't that at least point to the fact that Christianity is no shoot from Judaism but is something that transcends Judaism?

Any thoughts?
Update: Glutten for Punishment,
How did you come to the conclusion that there is no contemporaneous evidence for the existence of YHWH? What evidence do you have that suggests such a statement?
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