In religio-mythology, El, or “Il” (southern Arabia), is the god modeled on the creator god of the Canaanites, represented by the bull and revered by the Hebrew tribes who settled norther Palestine. [1]

The god El, according to some Ugaritic texts (e.g. Ras Samra), is not the original creator god, but the offspring of an older principle god El’eb, meaning “god of the father”.

In the Bible, the term ‘el’ tends to get translated as “lord”.

The Muslim god Allah, supposedly, is derived from a variant of El, namely the the western Semitic god Il, who began to be worshiped in c.300BC in Saudi Arabia. [1]

See also

1. Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World (Allah, pg. 11; El, pg. 74). Facts on File, Inc.

External links
El (deity) – Wikipedia.

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