A lot of people may not be aware of the gods of the middle east because they use the word “god” as a proper name. Much like they use the word “devil” when these are aspects or roles that any of these beings took on and attributed to their enemy in any respect. I’ve been researching the Mesopotamian gods and trying to see if there are any parallels since the Hebrews were going through that area.
Many times we can figure out who worshipped who simply by looking at their names. If someone had the suffix “El” at the end of their name most likely they were worshipping a god from the family of Enlil.
It’s my believe that Marduk was the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Iakob) . There’s some symbolism that makes me think that. The testing of Abraham and giving him a ram to sacrifice instead (a ram is a symbol of Marduk, Aries) and the few treks into Egypt where Marduk later became known as RA and became a chief god there.
Jacob later is written to “wrestle with an angel” and make a separate covenant where he is later rename Israel. Why is that? Because the deal he made was with a son of Enlil not a son of Ea (Marduk) . Perhaps it was Ninurta who made that promise, but fast forward and Joseph brings all of Israel back into Egypt where they are under the leadership of Marduk (RA)
The god of Moses , who seems to communicate with a god who wants to remain unseen and likes high mountains.. possibly Ninurta again. Why Ninurta? Well, he brings the children of Israel out of Egypt claiming them as his own. Then they go and build a golden Calf. Why a calf. Aaron tells them this is the god who saved you. Marduk was known as the Solar Calf (Amar-UTU) . This angers the god of Moses who was a son of El as they were praising Marduk…once again. Under the laws of “El” they are given many rules which they end up breaking and worshiping other gods like Shamash and Asteroth (brother and sister, the twins who are also known by Horus and Isis) . It’s my belief Shamash is the biblical Molech the bull god who they began child sacrifice to.
Ninurta gives up and exiles Israel to Marduk once again who by that time was chief god of Babylon. The later prophets who are speaking of god are speaking now about Marduk is doing for them. He’s got a different personality all together.
Through out history we see this triune worship of Marduk, Isis, and Shamash (God, the queen of heaven and the “sun/son” god. From Egypt to Rome and now even today (if you know their symbolism). I’m still studying up on stuff so feel free to disagree if you know more about anthropology or history. Check out this link for more.