Cameroon’s circular artist turn gospel singer Xviruz brings an amazing tune this season titled El Shaddai featuring Merveille these two sing to the lord about his goodness and love towards humanity.
Shaddai is one of the names of the God of Israel. El Shaddai is conventionally translated into English as God Almighty (Deus Omnipotens in Latin), but its original meaning is unclear.
The translation of El as “God” or “Lord” in the Ugaritic/Canaanite language is straightforward, as El was the supreme god of the ancient Canaanite religion. The literal meaning of Shaddai, however, is the subject of debate. The form of the phrase El Shaddai fits the pattern of the divine names in the Ancient Near East, exactly as is the case with names like “‘El Olam”, “‘El Elyon” or “‘El Betel”. As such, El Shaddai can convey several different semantic relations between the two words, among them:l Shaddai is a track dedicated to the Almighty God for his faithfulness and love over my life and family especially because he has saved my soul! He saved me from all dangers and proved he is truly my father. I started at a tender age in church played instruments for various choirs.
Born in a Christian family and dad is a renounced Man of God so my Christian background inspired me to do a brand new Gospel track to especially thank God and furthermore positively impact the entire world most especially the younger generation to encourage them to give their lives to Christ and good tidings will follow them.
Jesus never fails Halleluiah!! God is good and always faithful all the time! Put your trust in God and he will never fail you! Jehovah na ma Daddy! Ahvirom!!!
The name Shaddai appears 48 times in the Bible, seven times as (five times in Genesis, once in Exodus, and once in Ezekiel).
The first occurrence of the name is in Genesis 17:1, “When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am El Shaddai; walk before me, and be blameless,’ Similarly, in Genesis 35:11 God says to Jacob, “I am El Shaddai: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins”.
According to Exodus 6:2-3, Shaddai was the name by which God was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Shaddai thus being associated in tradition with Abraham, the inclusion of the Abraham stories into the Hebrew Bible may have brought the northern name with them, according to the documentary hypothesis of the origins of the Hebrew Bible.
In the vision of Balaam recorded in the Book of Numbers 24:4 and 16, the vision comes from Shaddai along with El. In the fragmentary inscriptions at Deir Alla, though “Shaddai” is not, or not fully present, shaddayin appear (שדין, the vowels are uncertain, as is the germination of the “d”), perhaps lesser figurations of Shaddai. These have been tentatively identified with the ŝedim (שדים) of Deuteronomy 32:17 and Psalm 106:37–38, who are Canaanite deities.