the Omnipotent, the name of God in frequent use in the Hebrew Scriptures, generally translated "the Almighty."
("ALMIGHTY".) (See GOD.) Gesenius derives from shad, shaadad, "to be strong." Isa 13:6 plays on similar sounds, "destruction from the Almighty," shod ("devastating tempest") from Shadday. Rashi and the Talmud (Chagiga, 12, section 1) from sh "He who is," and day "allsufficient."
(the Mighty), an ancient name of God, rendered "Almighty" everywhere in the Authorized Version, is found in connection with el, "God," El Shaddai being then rendered "God Almighty." By the name or in the character of El-Shaddai God was known to the patriarchs,
before the name Jehovah, in its full significance, was revealed.