The Divine Assembly
By Derek Gilbert, Host of SkyWatch TV
The ancient records are rife with references to pantheons that imitate the true Divine Assembly of our Lord and Savior. Baal, El, and El’s seventy sons are one example. Each pantheon is said to dwell upon a sacred mountain—whether natural or man-made (Babel being one such example). These precipitous and lofty throne rooms could be found across the globe, including Mount Zaphon (abode of Baal), Mount Olympus (home of the Olympians), and Mount Kailash (sacred to Shiva), to name but a few. But as we study the long spiritual war between Yahweh and the Fallen Realm, we find ourselves returning to Mount Hermon, the place where the Watchers descended and took an oath before cohabiting with human women and producing giant offspring—for it is also where El held court with his consort Asherah and his “seventy sons.”
Who is El? First of all, “El” was a title that came to be used in Hebrew as a generic term for “god” or “lord.” We also see it in proper names like El, Elohim, El Elyon, etc. Some scholars contend that the epithet El Shaddai, meaning “god of the mountain,” was first applied to El.
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