What Is the Meaning of the Name El Shaddai?

Dawn Wilson
| Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
2019
1 Oct
What Is the Meaning of the Name El Shaddai?

In 1982, Amy Grant made the song “El Shaddai” famous. Though written by Michael Card and John Thompson for Card’s 1981 debut album, the God-honoring song is more closely associated with Grant. As she sang, “Age to age you’re still the same, by the power of the name,” she magnified God Almighty—the wonderful “El Shaddai.”

What does the Old Testament word shaddai mean, and is there a message in this name for the Church? Let's explore the meaning of this name from the Bible and how we can apply it to our relationship with God today:

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