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El is the general title for Yahweh. It is used 250 times in the Tanach. The earliest combination of El Yah inscription (Late Bronze Age) was found on a beautiful Ewer, discovered in a rubbish heap of a temple at Lachish in 1934. The Lachish Ewer (1220 BCE) bares the title El coupled with the abbreviated name Yah embossed with the Menorah and a sacrificial ram.
This title draws attention to the fact that one is worshipping the one true El. This is the most common title for Yahweh and comes from the ancient Hebrew word “ul” meaning, “to be strong.” In other Semitic tongues El is referred as Ellah (Ancient Hebrew - Ezra 5:11), Eloah (Hebrew - Deut. 32:17), Ilu (Akkadian), Elahh (Chaldean), and Allah (Arabic – though this was applied to the Arab moon deity also called Sin of Sinai).
"If this were an authentic history, the textbook would explain that the god of Muhammad was man's creation. Arabia was a pagan nation that worshiped over 300 gods. One of those was the moon god named, al-ilah. Legend has it that the moon god mated with the sun god and had two daughters, both of whom were worshiped as goddesses. When Muhammad claimed to have had his `vision' and `revelation from Gabriel' he chose al-ilah as the god to build his army around. Muhammad shortened the name, al-ilah, to, Allah, and declared that he alone should be worshiped. He forbade the worship of the daughters. To this day, a crescent moon can be found at the front of every mosque, acknowledging that Allah was, and is the moon god."
Originally posted by volafox
If man can pray to his god directly without intervention by priests, mullahs, or pastors, then how would these religious mafias make a profit?
Originally posted by Detrucci
the information posted is quite interesting actually. The more we look into the YHWH name, the more that seems to get revealed
El is often used as a generic name for God and comes from the father God, who YHWH is one of the sons of, the Shaddayyin, who are the mountain demons. El is also about the most common word in the Old Testament because it also means, the. So something like El Shaddai could mean the shaddai (one of the Shaddayyin). It is probably a reference to YHWH the Median mountain god, who got adopted by some later Canaanites. There is no actual record of there being such a god other than a rather obscure storm god related to weather originating, from the perspective of someone living in Palestine, a thunder storm from the Sinai region. Much later, it was probably recalled by exiled Jews to be connected to their mythical king David, since it sounded something a little close to the name, Jerusalem.
. . . information on YHWH gives some details in the difference between El Sheddai (a.k.a. Yahweh) . . .
Originally posted by nearlyfabled
Allah was recognized by Arabs before Islam came. Allah was known to be the supreme God, but the arabs took other gods alongside him, said that the other gods were a medium between The One. When Muhammad recieved his revelation, it was declared that Allah, GOD, was one. Whether or not the arabs considered Allah to be a moon god or not before Islam was irrelevant. Islam entirely changed the religion which the arabs had.
The Qur'an states that Allah Is One, Allah is besought of all, He does not beget nor is he begotten. And there is none equal to him. [Chapter 112]
Allah's true name is Sin.
I can understand the concept, but as the Koran instructs to tithe one seventh of one's funds to Allah, since I doubt he personally collects, does not this go to the mosque? What does god need with money, in any religion? I am all for helping the poor with funds, the homeless with a roof over their heads, and the hungry with food...but when funds can be so easily absconded from the temple coffers by 'holy men' I tend to grow a little skeptical.