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File:Canaanite God El.png
El, seated on a throne with lion feet, wears conical horned headdress, a tunic and mantle. He receives gifts from a priest or king or lesser deity.

ʾĒl (or 'Il, written aleph-lamed, e.g. , Phoenician: 𐤀𐤋{{#invoke:Category handler|main}},<ref>Online Phoenician Dictionary</ref> Hebrew: אל‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Classical Syriac: ܐܠ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Arabic: إل‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} or إله{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, cognate to Akkadian: ilu{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a Northwest Semitic word meaning "god" or "deity", or referring (as a proper name) to any one of multiple major Ancient Near East deities. A rarer spelling, "'ila", represents the predicate form in Old Akkadian and in Amorite.{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} The word is derived from the Proto-Semitic archaic biliteral ʔ-L, meaning "god".<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Semitic/%CA%BEil-</ref>

Specific deities known as El or Il include the supreme god of the Canaanite religion,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} the supreme god of the Mesopotamian Semites in the pre-Sargonic period,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} and the God of the Hebrew Bible.


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File:Canaanite God El.png
El, seated on a throne with lion feet, wears conical horned headdress, a tunic and mantle. He receives gifts from a priest or king or lesser deity.

ʾĒl (or 'Il, written aleph-lamed, e.g. , Phoenician: 𐤀𐤋{{#invoke:Category handler|main}},<ref>Online Phoenician Dictionary</ref> Hebrew: אל‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Classical Syriac: ܐܠ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Arabic: إل‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} or إله{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, cognate to Akkadian: ilu{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a Northwest Semitic word meaning "god" or "deity", or referring (as a proper name) to any one of multiple major Ancient Near East deities. A rarer spelling, "'ila", represents the predicate form in Old Akkadian and in Amorite.{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} The word is derived from the Proto-Semitic archaic biliteral ʔ-L, meaning "god".<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Proto-Semitic/%CA%BEil-</ref>

Specific deities known as El or Il include the supreme god of the Canaanite religion,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} the supreme god of the Mesopotamian Semites in the pre-Sargonic period,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} and the God of the Hebrew Bible.


El (deity) sections
Intro  Linguistic forms and meanings  Proto-Sinaitic, Phoenician, Aramaic, and Hittite texts  Amorites  Ugarit and the Levant  Hebrew Bible  Sanchuniathon  Poseidon  See also   Footnotes   References  Further reading  External links  

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