Actually, the most recent article I read in research states that after testing all known races of Homo Sapiens, none of us have Neanderthal DNA. They died out, as they were not very adaptable, and were very adapted to the Ice Age and Arctic conditions. However, they did have larger brains than Homo Sapiens, were probably quite intelligent, & capable of speech. But they did not make any cave paintings or images. Not artistic. However, they did bury their dead with some ceremony, so evidently believed in an afterlife, therefore probably had souls. Who says God didn’t create them?? Just because He didn’t tell Moses about them (who probably would have gone – WHAAAT???) doesn’t mean they weren’t also human, and had souls. They lived a LOOOONG time before Abraham, but who knows whether they believed in God. They did believe in some sort of afterlife, demonstrated by their careful burials with momentos of their lives, i.e., weapons, , baby teeth they had lost, and especially one woman who was found buried in the back of a cave in France who had mounds of flowers placed on her grave. They then placed the earth back in the grave, & piled rocks on top. They then built a large bonfire over her grave, and must have kept it burning for 3 or 4 days, as it mummified her, which they normally didn’t do. The flowers were able to be identified, as they were dried perfectly. This was a cave which was lived in, and to bury her within the living area (although at the very back) she must have been an important person to them, perhaps a religious leader or healer. They made no images, so they were at least, in lifestyle, good Jews! LOL They did appear to have some symbols - pre -written forms, such as marks of a lions claws, curves of a bison’s horns, etc., but these were only made on weapons, perhaps to ask their Gods/God to help them in the hunt.