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Subject: Re: El Shaddai
Author: Obie   (guest, 213.10.185.228)
Date: April 19, 2004 at 9:55:21 AM
Reply to: El Shaddai by L Cleffman
The problem with translating Shaddai as almighty is that Shaddai is a plural. It seems that the original meaning was many-breasted. 'The Hebrew word shaddai comes from the root word 'breast'. Literally translated it would mean 'many-breasted one'. See http://www.goodnewsinc.net/v4gn/shaddai.html for details. References to women and female anatomy in the Bible are often obscured by later 'reinterpretation'. Perhaps this is another example.

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