Friday, September 18, 2015

The Destroyer El Shaddai and Jeremiah

The Destroyer  El Shaddai and Jeremiah

("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."

In the patriarchal literature, and in Job particularly, where it is put into the mouths of the patriarchs, this name appears sometimes in the compound אל שׁדּי, 'ēl shadday, sometimes alone. While its root meaning also is uncertain, the suggested derivation from שׁדד, shādhadh, “to destroy,” “to terrify,” seems most probable, signifying the God who is manifested by the terribleness of His mighty acts. “The Storm God,” from שׁדא, shādhā', “to pour out,” has been suggested, but is improbable; and even more so the fanciful שׁ, she, and דּי, day, meaning “who is sufficient.” Its use in patriarchal days marks an advance over looser Semitic conceptions to the stricter monotheistic idea of almightiness, and is in accord with the early consciousness of Deity in race or individual as a God of awe, or even terror. Its monotheistic character is in harmony with its use in the Abrahamic times, and is further corroborated by its parallel in Septuagint and New Testament, παντοκράτωρ, pantokrátōr, “all-powerful.”
Shad'da-i. (the Mighty). An Omnipotent 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, Gen_17:1; Gen_28:3; Gen_43:14; Gen_48:3; Gen_40:25, before the name Jehovah, in its full significance, was revealed. Exo_6:3. See God.

Hebrew words for Destroyer:
shad; shaadad; shod (devastating temptest); Shadhadh (destroy; terrify)
shod 7701 shode. From H7736; violence, ravage: - desolation, destruction, oppression, robbery, spoil (-ed, -er, -ing), wasting. Isa 13:6 destruction from the Almighty for Day of the Lord; Joel 1:15 (Day of the Lord)
shachath 7843- due to God in general, enemies, famine, self destruction, corruption
A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively): - batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste (-r).
charab 2717- dried up  khaw-rab', khaw-rabe' A primitive root; to parch (through drought), that is, (by analogy) to desolate, destroy, kill: - decay, (be) desolate, destroy (-er), (be) dry (up), slay, X surely, (lay, lie, make) waste.
shadad 7703 – due to God in general, enemies, famine, self destruction, corruption, animals
shaw-dad' A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage: - dead, destroy (-er), oppress, robber, spoil (-er), X utterly, (lay) waste.
spoiled, 20 Isa_33:1 (2), Jer_4:13, Jer_4:20 (2), Jer_4:30, Jer_10:19-20 (2), Jer_25:36, Jer_48:1, Jer_48:15, Jer_48:20, Jer_49:3, Jer_49:10, Jer_51:55, Hos_10:14, Mic_2:4, Zec_11:2-3 (3)
spoil, 8 Pro_24:15, Isa_33:1, Jer_5:6, Jer_47:4 (2), Jer_49:28, Eze_32:12, Hos_10:2
spoiler, 8 Isa_16:4, Isa_21:2, Jer_6:26, Jer_48:8 (2), Jer_48:18, Jer_48:32, Jer_51:56
waste, 5 Isa_23:1 (3), Isa_23:14, Nah_3:7; spoilers, 3   Jer_12:12, Jer_51:48, Jer_51:53
robbers, 2 Job_12:6, Oba_1:5; wasted, 2 Joe_1:10 (2); dead, 1 Jdg_5:27
destroy, 1 Pro_11:3; destroyed, 1; Psa_137:8; destroyer, 1 Job_15:21
oppress, 1  Psa_17:9; spoilest, 1  Isa_33:1; spoileth, 1 Isa_21:1-2 (2)
utterly, 1  Mic_2:4; wasteth, 1 Pro_19:26

pĕriyts 6530  per-eets'
From H6555; violent, that is, a tyrant: - destroyer, ravenous beast, robber.
Shadad as destroyer
     One needs to stop and reflect on what “shaddai” actually means. Shaddai means Almighty God as the Destroyer. It comes from the root word “shadad.”
      This gives a more explicit interpretation of the word “almighty.”
     When reading how the “destroyer” is used, and what happens when the destroyer comes, it gives a graphic picture of terror and devastation in its path.

Shadai shad-dah'ee 7706 comes from the root word : shadad 7703
1) to deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin, destroy, spoil
a) (Qal) 1) to violently destroy, devastate, despoil, assail; 2) devastator, despoiler (participle) (subst)
b) (Niphal) to be utterly ruined
c) (Piel) 1) to assault; 2) to devastate
d) (Pual) to be devastated; e) (Poel) to violently destroy; f) (Hophal) to be devastated
Jeremiah speaks of the destroyer:
Jer 4:4  Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Fires (Isa 34:9; 37:7; Isa 25:4; Ps 46:6,8; 2 Sam 16:14-16; 1-4 Trumpet judgments Rev  8; Ezek 38:22; 2 Peter 3:10; Isa 30:30; Rev 16:8-9); Nah 1:5 (burned)

Jer 4:7  The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer 7843 of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah in the propheic present tense sees the judgment as already in progress, so certain of its fulfillment) of the invasion by Babylon into Judah and Jerusalem. Jeremiah compares this event to a fir (v. 4), a lion seeking prey (v. 7), a dry wind (the sirrocco, v 11) from the desert, and threatening clouds (v. 13). Add to this the eagle (v. 13), wolf, and leopard (v. 5-6), and we seen disaster coming against Judah and Jerusalem.

The destroyer is Nibiru and the Lion is Yeshua/Jesus. The many names of 'The Destroyer' are:
Lucifer, Satan, The Dragon, The Great Snake, The Destroyer, The Serpent, The Devil, Marduk, Nibiru, Shiva, Hercolubus, Wormwood, The Dark Star, The Death Star, The Red Star, The Red Planet, The Planet of the Crossing, The Winged Disk, The Tenth Planet, The Dark Twin, Black Star, Freightener, flaming sword ?, Comet Elenin (NASA), *P-7X {Astronomer John Anderson, Science Digest, November 1982} *Planet X (NASA Astronomer Robert S. Harrington–Planet X as the Tenth Planet–1993},  Tyche, Nemesis, 2nd Sun. The Blue Star, Blue Kachina, Fiery Red Dragon of Old, Chinese Guest Star 1054 AD, Death Angel that passed-over Egypt, the Terrible Comet, XKBO; Messianic Star; Leviathan; Sakkloth; .Denebola--brings misfortune and disgrace.

“The Destroyer” in the Old Testament of the Bible; “The Destroyer” in ancient writings of the Egyptians (Ex 12:23; Jer 6:22-30; Jer 48:7-10; Isa 16:4-5; Jer 4:1-10; Jer 51:18; 51:54-58; Rev 12:3-4, 9, 12-15). Other verses: Isa 54:16-17;

“Wormwood” in the book of Revelation 8; “Nibiru” in the writings of the Sumerians; “Marduk” in the Babylonian religion; “Phateon” in the Greek literature;“Nemesis” in the Greek mythology; “Apollyon” in Babylonian mythology; Rev 9:11; “Apollo” in Greek mythology; “G1.9” as a working title by NASA; "The Death Star" by NASA. Planet GJ1214B

El Shaddai is His Name. Shaddai comes from the root word "Shadad" shaw-dad' A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage: - dead, destroy (-er), oppress, robber, spoil (-er), X utterly, (lay) waste. Strong H7703

Jer 4:11  At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
Jer 4:12  Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them.
200+ mph (320+ kph) winds as the jet stream is coming down to ground level affecting the entire globe. Wind: Gen 8:1; 41:6,23; Exodus 10:13, 19; Job 1:19; Psalm 148:8; Isa 41:16; Jer 4:11-12; 51:1,16; Ezk 13:11, 13; Ezk 19:12; Dan 2:35; Hos 13:15; Rev 6:13.

Jer 4:13  Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled (destroyed by the destroyer).
spoil´ẽr (השּׁדד, ha-shōdhēdh, “the spoiler”): A favorite expression of the prophet Jeremiah by which he describes generally the enemies that invade and devastate a country - with special reference to enemies that invade Judah (Jer_12:12; Jer_15:8); to enemies who devastate Moab (Jer_48:8, Jer_48:18); to enemies from the North who are to assail Babylon (Jer_51:48), and in one case (Jer_6:26) to Nebuchadrezzar making an irresistible advance upon Jerusalem. the American Standard Revised Version uniformly renders “destroyer.”
We saw this westwind sandstorm in the last week of Elul (first week of September) and on Yom Teruah in 2015 in Syria, Iran and Israel.
   Whirlwind (Tornadoes, Hurricanes) Job 37:9; Isa 66:15; Jer 23:19; Jer 30:23.

Jer 15:7  And I will fan (winnow) them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.
Jer 15:8  Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler (destroyer) at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
Judah will be tossed like grain into the wind so the chaff will be blown away. It won't be total. A remnant would be spared.

Jer 25:9  Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
     The people of Judah did not turn from their evil ways so the Almighty is coming to destroy them.
Completely destroy is related to the Hebrew noun cherem, where the enemy was "put under the ban" and set apart for destruction.

Jer 48:8  And the spoiler (destroyer) shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.
Jer 48:15  Moab is spoiled (by the destroyer), and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Jer 51:55  Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Jer 51:56  Because the spoiler (destroyer) is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.
The towering ziggurat and the beautiful palace of Babylon, though protected by a double wall (v. 58) of defensive fortifications will fall.

     One gets the impression that God wants to send a terrifying message, that He is not a weak God, but a powerful one.
     While his mercies are new every morning, his terror is beyond human comprehension, when his wrath is stirred.
     This is the message the God of Israel sends to his enemies.
    “Do not touch his city, or destruction will come to any who come against it”
     He is to be feared. He can destroy.
    Many do not have the fear of God in them, and they think they can do anything they want and God will tolerate it.
     It is a fearsome thing to fall in to the wrath of Almighty God.
     Any connection between the bible use of the word destroyer, and the use in other ancient texts?
(1). No. Not in the Old Testament. There is no space object mentioned.

One possible exception – a burning mountain:
The word “shachath” is used, not “shadad.”
Jer 51:25 Behold, I [am] against thee, O destroying mountain , saith  the LORD , which destroyest all the earth : and I will stretch out  mine hand  upon thee, and roll thee down  from the rocks , and will make  thee a burnt mountain .
     The image of a devastating mountain that rolls down from the cliffs and turns into a charred mountain is difficult to conceive unless the image is of a volcano  that spews rock and hot coals, leaving a burned-out crater. This image matches the once-arrogant Babylon that would soon become a burnt-up, ruined empire.
     One’s first impression is that the mountain which would destroy all the earth might be a heavenly object that fell from the sky, and be similar to or be same as Wormwood described in Revelation 8.
However, this verse is mentioned after the fall of Babylon described previously in the same chapter.
      And it is clear it does not come from the sky, as it “rolls down from the rocks” instead.
      The mountain to be destroyed (in context) seems to represent Babylon, who destroyed all the earth, and is now to be judged itself.
(2) Wormwood may be similar to the Destroyer mentioned by ancient texts, but it has limited destructive effects.
     Nibiru is reported to be 4x the size of Jupiter, so any contact with the earth would destroy ALL the earth, not 1/3 of it.

Rev 8:8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Rev 8:9  And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Rev 8:10  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Rev 8:11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Allusions of Jeremiah 51 to Revelation
Jer 51:7 Drinking the cup of God's wrath Rev 18:3
Jer 51:9 Babylon's sins piled up to heaven Rev 18:5
Jer 51:22 Judgment as a harvest Rev 14:14-15
Jer 51:25-26 Babylon as a volcano Rev 18:8-9
Jer 51:36 Sea will become dry  Rev 21:1
Jer 51:48 Heaven and earth rejoice Rev 18:20
Jer 51:59-64 Scroll thrown into Euphrates River Rev 18:21

     Babylon here in Jeremiah 51 refers to Saudi Arabia.
     God said he would not destroy the earth with water any more, but would use fire the next time.
Nibiru effects according to some writers will affect both the trumpet and bowl judgments.

     When God brings judgment, it can come in different forms. He himself is El Shaddai, which is translated “God, my destroyer.”

El Shaddai is the avenger of Israel, and anyone who harms Israel will experience the wrath of El Shaddai.

Destruction can also come through acts of nature, enemies, animals, etc, which are all ultimately under the control of El Shaddai.

For those who do not take God’s wrath seriously, and consider Him tolerant of sin and evil, it will be a rude awakening with the Wrath of God hits this earth .

While we still have time, we should repent of our sins. If we are so ignorant as to not even know what is a sin, and what is not, we should make a vigorous effort to find out.–

We are too corrupted in the flesh for our own works to save us.

Only the righteousness of Jesus who covers us when we turn to him, will save us.

I urge all those who are slack in their faith, and those who are not saved yet by the blood of Jesus, to pursue their eternal destiny with a serious mind.

No sin can stand in the presence of God. We must be pure.

We must repent of all sin, and turn away from it.

No excuses!

Otherwise, we will be destroyed.

Resources:  This is a remake of the original article.  e-sword; HCSB Study Bible

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