In the Canaanite religion El was a god also known as the Father of humanity and all creatures, and the husband of the goddess Asherah as recorded in the clay tablets of Ugarit.
|In the Tanakh (P (Priestly) strand - Old Testament: Exodus 6:2–3)|
|2 And God (Elohim) spoke unto Moses, and said unto him: "I am the LORD (YHWH);|
|3 and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob as EL (God) Almighty, but by My name YHWH I made Me NOT known to them."|
|In the Tanakh (P (Priestly) strand - Old Testament: Numbers 23:22),|
|22 EL (God) who brought them forth out of Egypt is for them like the lofty horns of the wild-ox.|