If one accepts the Christian faith, a question like:
Why Would God Create Humans Before There Was Any
Hope of Salvation, is an understandable question.
In the Hebrew Scriptures [OT], there are many references
to God forgiving sin, God’s lovingkindness…
When it is said:
"Save Thy people, L-ord, and bless Thy inheritance…"
salvation meant being saved from an external threat to
God’s Chosen People.
The Messiah, who was looked for, was to be a human being
who would “save” Israel, in the sense of setting up the
Kingdom of God, where God’s Law would be followed
completely, and the other nations of the world would
acknowledge the God of Israel, and follow the commandments
that apply to non-Jews who accept Israel’s God.
Peace will reign and the Kingdom of God will be established.
Judaism has no belief in Original Sin, and therefore
is not looking for a Messiah to wash away this sin.
Moses and Abraham could “walk with God” because
God loved them, accepted them, and brought them to
the World to Come.
This is at least one answer to the question of why
God created human beings when He did, because
He was their God, Who forgave sin:
“Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them
whiter than snow.”
To this day, Judaic thought says that a person who
has sinned, and is forgiven on repenting, may spend
up to 12 months in Gehenna, at death, and then will be
admitted into the World to Come.
Original sin, from which we must be saved, is a
Christian belief, which generates questions such as
the one in this thread. Additionally, the concept of
Original Sin creates questions like: What happens
to unbaptized babies, and so on.
Just my reflection,