Word Study: El Shadiy

I have already done a word study on the Hebrew word, “El” which means “mighty” in the sense of “no lack”. God or “El” is mighty because in Him is no lack at all. He alone is sufficient for all things, for He is the creator of all things, and all things are His.

Now the Hebrew word “shadiy” (long i) is Strongs 7706. It is found 48 times in 48 verses in the OT. All 48 times “shadiy” is translated “Almighty” and is found in the following verses: Gen 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3; 49:25; Ex 6:3; Num 24:4, 16; Ruth 1:20, 21; Job 5:17; 6:4, 14; 8:3, 5; 11:7; 13:3; 15:25; 21:15, 20; 22:3, 17, 23, 25, 26; 23:16; 24:1; 27:2, 10, 11, 13; 29:5; 31:2, 35; 32:8; 33:4; 34:10, 12; 35:13; 37:23; 40:2; Ps 68:14; 91:1; Is 13:6; Ez 1:24; 10:5; Joel 1:15. “Shadiy” is found in the OT 31 times in the book of Yob.

The root word of “shadiy” is “shadad” which is Strongs 7703. It is found 58 times in 47 verses in the OT: spoil (30 times), spoiler (11 times), waste (8 times), destroy (2 times), robbers (2 times) and 5 other times of various translations. “Shadad” is found in the following verses: Judges 5:27; Job 12:6; 15:21; Ps 17:9; 137:8; Prov 11:3; 19:26; 24:15; Is 15:1; 16:4; 21:2; 23:1, 14; 33:1; Jer 4:13, 20, 30; Jer 5:6; 6:26; 9:19; 10:20; 12:12; 15:8; 25:36; 47:4; 48:1, 8, 15, 18, 20, 32; 49:3, 10, 28; 51:48, 53, 55, 56; Ez 32:12; Hos 10:2, 14; Joel 1:10; Obadiah 1:5; Mic 2:4; Nah 3:7; Zech 11:2, 3. “Shadad” literally means “to destroy”. Thus “shadiy” when it refers to God means “the Destroyer”. “El Shadiy” would then mean “God, the Destroyer”. Or The Mighty One, He of no lack, is also the Destroyer. According to the flesh a contradiction, but according to the Spirit reconciled in Yeshua ha Mashiach, for all things are reconciled in Him. God is the God of all sufficiency and the destroyer at one and the same time. For in His judgment there is no lack. For in His judgment thee is plenty. For God is a God of judgment, and well as the God of all-sufficiency. Look at Yeshua ha Mashiach. For in one and the same person, Yeshua, He was condemned in the flesh, and justified in the Spirit, and is seated at the right hand throne of God.

Now in the Strongs it states that “shadad” is a primitive word. Strongs is stating that “shadad” cannot be broken down into any further root word. But there is another Hebrew word which I see as the base of “shadad”. The Hebrew word that is at the root of “shadad” is “shod” (long o, pronounced “shode”). It is Strong 7701. It is found 25 times in 24 verses translated spoil (10 times), destruction (7 times), desolation (2 times), robbery (2 times), wasting (2 times), oppression (1 times), spoiler (1 times). “Shod” is a verb or action word and it literally means “to destroy”. It is found in the following verses: Job 5:21, 22; Ps 12:5; Prov 21:7; 24:2; Is 13:6; 16:4; 22:4; Is 51:19; 59:7; 60:18; Jer 6:7; 20:8; 48:3; Ez 45:9; Hos 7:13; 9:6; 10:14; 12:1; Joel 1:15; Amos 3:10; 5:9; Hab 1:3; 2:17. Strongs 7700 is the same word, “shod”, and is translated “devils” in Deut 32:17 & Ps 106:37. It should be translated spoil, ruin or destruction. These two verses should be listed under Strongs 7701.

Now there is another Hebrew word made up of the same two letters as “shod”, pronounced “shad” (Strongs 7699).  The Hebrew word “shad” means “breast” as a “woman’s breast”. Now you you may wonder what is the connection between the breasts of a woman and destruction, as I did too, when I came across these words. In the Hebrew language the condition of life was tied to the breast. It is a very basic word. In Gen 49:25, Yacob declares Yoceph’s hands made strong “by the El of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty (Shadiy, the Destroyer), who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts (shad), and of the womb.” In Psalms 22:9 David declares, “thou did make me hope upon my mother’s breasts”. In the Song of Solomon the breast represents comfort, and health and prosperity. But as strongly as the breast speak of blessings they also speak of great despair. In Isaiah 28:8 the prophet declares, “Tremble, you women, that are at ease; be troubled, you careless ones. Strip you, and make you bare, and gird up your loins. They shall lament for breasts, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.” In the time of judgment and the severity of it, when children are conceived and there is no milk for them, the women shall lament. It is in the severity of judgment the most extreme of words are used that the breasts are dried up and the infants have no nourishment. The mothers watch their children starve to death. In Hosea 9:14 the word of the Lord is, “Give them, Yahavah, what will you give them? Give them miscarrying wombs and dry breasts.” It is out of the despair of dry breasts, ignoring the pleadings and warning of the prophets who spoke the word of the Lord, that “shad” (breast) came to be “shod”, which means “to destroy”. When the judgment of God falls upon people who have been warned, and the breast is dried up, and infants have no nourishment and perish, woe to them.

“Shad” (Strongs 7699) used primarily to mean “the breast of a woman” is found 24 total times in the OT translated 22 times “breast”; “teat” 1 time; and “pap”. It is found in the following verses: Gen 49:25; Job 3:12, 24:9; Ps 22:9; Song of Solomon 1:13; 4:5; 7:3, 7, 8; 8:1, 8, 10; Is 28:9; 32:12; 60:16; 66:11; Lam 4:3; Ez 16:7; 23:3, 21, 34; Hos 2:2; 9;14; Joel 2:16. In Lam 4:3 is the only verse that speaks of “tanniyn” translated “sea monsters” or more accurately, “whales” It is the plural word of Strongs 8565, tan, found only in Ez 32:2, and translated rightly “whale, singular.

Thus, in the spiritual word, “shad” which is “breast”, is found the spiritual thought (for a spiritual word is a spiritual thought), “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua ha Mashiach who has blessed us with all blessings of the Spirit in the Mashiach.” But in the spiritual word “shod” which is “to destroy” the spiritual thought is, “Woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter (contrary to the spiritual words of the OT), neither on the Sabbath day (which is the feast day according to the letter; for the letter killeth). For then shall be a great tribulation.” But now the time of the nations  is fulfilled. When Yeshua spoke of the great tribulation in Matthew, the time of Yisrael would be fulfilled. He was speaking of the destruction of Yerushalem in 70 AD, which was a judgment of God.

I mark this writing by the one true gospel, and the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again the third day according the Old Testament. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6). It is written the testimony of two confirms the fact, and the spiritual fact of the one true gospel is confirmed.

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