“Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before Me and be blameless.”  Gen. 17:1

The name “God Almighty” is often translated from the Hebrew name for God “El Shaddai”.  When we read this in common English translations, the title “God Almighty” may cause us to think it refers to God being ‘all-powerful’.  While this is not untrue – God is all-powerful – another interpretation shows us that there is much more to Hebrew language and thought.  According to Rashi, the Hebrew for Shaddai (she-dai) could be understood as “I am the One whose divinity is sufficient to all creation.”

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