Religions predating the bible
The religion of Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of "Allah." The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. Was "Allah" the biblical God or a pagan god in Arabia during pre-Islamic times?
The Muslim's claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert Jews and Christians for if "Allah" is part of the flow of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in biblical religion. But, on the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then its core claim is refuted.
In fact, he was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars were his daughters.
The reader must know that Islam, Judaism, and organized Christianity (so-called) all worship a trinity of gods Archaeologists have uncovered temples to the Moon-god throughout the Middle East.
We can endlessly speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the evidence reveals.
In (Cambridge University Press, 2004), he explores when and why the ancient Israelite accounts—once conveyed only orally—came to be written down and attain the status of Scripture.