Of course, when you hear El Shaddai the first thing that comes to your mind is the song made famous by Amy Grant. What does El Shaddai mean? Let’s break it down into the two words.
El means God. Simple, now that we have one down we’ll move on to the harder one.
Shaddai in the Greek Septuagint is translated Almighty. The root word shadad means to overpower which could be why the Latin Vulgate translates Shaddai as Omnipotens, which we get omnipotent from.
When you put it together El Shaddai means God Almighty. What comfort can we bring into our lives knowing that God is completely sufficient to meet our needs.
George Washington out of respect used Almighty as one of the terms he would use when he referring to God. What a difference it makes thinking about God as The Almighty.