YOU heard it here first!The g-d of the monotheistic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) started out as the g-d of the Jews.
The Jews called it by many names: Yahweh, Elohim, El, Elah, Eloah.
El was the name of a person. Elohim refers to El's seventy children.
This is the gossip on the Dead Sea Scrolls, from a student of one of the scrolls' top scholarly researchers.