El Shaddai and the Destroyer in ancient texts
El Shaddai is translated as God Almighty. The koldrin bible, written by the Egyptians, also describe an “almighty” object sent by God.
In Hebrew, the word “destroyer” is translated with different words:
Hebrew words for Destroyer:
shachath 7843- due to God in general, enemies, famine, self destruction, corruption
charab 2717- dried up
shadad 7703 – due to God in general, enemies, famine, self destruction, corruption, animals
pĕriyts 6530 – robber, beast
Shadad as destroyer
One needs to stop and reflect on what “shaddai” actually means.
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 7706 comes from the root word : shadad 7703
1) to deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin, destroy, spoil
1) to violently destroy, devastate, despoil, assail
2) devastator, despoiler (participle) (subst)
b) (Niphal) to be utterly ruined
1) to assault
2) to devastate
d) (Pual) to be devastated
e) (Poel) to violently destroy
f) (Hophal) to be devastated
El Shaddai is a prominent name for Israel’s God, when YHVH or Adonai is not used.
Mezzuahs have this name on them, which go on doorposts to bless and protect the home or building.
Jeremiah speaks of the destroyer:
Jer 4:7 The lion 738 is come up 5927 from his thicket 5441, and the destroyer7843 of the Gentiles 1471 is on his way 5265 ; he is gone forth 3318 from his place 4725 to make 7760 thy land 776 desolate8047; [and] thy cities 5892 shall be laid waste 5327 , without an inhabitant 3427 .
Jer 48: 8The destroyer 7703 will come to every city, and no city will escape. The valley will be destroyed, and the plain will be laid waste as the LORD has threatened. 8The destroyer will come to every city, and no city will escape. The valley will be destroyed, and the plain will be laid waste as the LORD has threatened.
Jer 4: 7 "A lion has gone up from his thicket, And a destroyer 7843 of nations has set out; He has gone out from his place To make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruins Without inhabitant.
Jer 4: 13 Behold, he shall come up 5927 as clouds 6051, and his chariots 4818[shall be] as a whirlwind 5492: his horses 5483 are swifter 7043 than eagles 5404. Woe 188 unto us! for we are spoiled7703 .
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 7703 at noonday: I have caused [him] to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
48: 15 Moab 4124 is spoiled7703 , and gone up 5927 [out of] her cities 5892, and his chosen 4005 young men 970 are gone down 3381 to the slaughter 2874, saith 5002 the King 4428, whose name 8034 [is] the LORD 3068 of hosts 6635.
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:
51 : 56 A destroyer 7703 will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay in full.
God’s use of the letter Shin, which represents Shaddai to mark Jerusalem as his own:
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.
Non-biblical accounts and records:
Heavenly object causing destruction on earth:
2012 Wisdom From the Ancients
Millennia ago, Egyptian and Celtic authors recorded prophetic warnings for the future and their harbinger signs are now converging on 2012. These predications are contained in The Kolbrin Bible, a secular wisdom text studied in the days of Jesus and lovingly preserved by generations of Celtic mystics in Great Britain.
Nearly as big as the King James Bible, this 3600-year old text warns of an imminent, Armageddon-like conflict with radical Islam, but this is not the greatest threat.
The authors of The Kolbrin Bible predict an end to life as we know it, by a celestial event. It will be the return of a massive space object, in a long elliptical orbit around our sun. Known to the Egyptians and Hebrews as the "Destroyer," the Celts later called it the “Frightener."
***See notes above. The Hebrews did not address any space object as the “destroyer.”
Manuscripts 3:4 When blood drops upon the Earth, the Destroyer will appear, and mountains will open up and belch forth fire and ashes. Trees will be destroyed and all living things engulfed. Waters will be swallowed up by the land, and seas will boil.
Manuscripts 3:5 The Heavens will burn brightly and redly; there will be a copper hue over the face of the land, ‘followed by a day of darkness. A new moon will appear and break up and fall.
Manuscripts 3:6 The people will scatter in madness. They will hear the trumpet and battle cry of the Destroyer and will seek refuge within dens in the Earth. Terror will eat away their hearts, and their courage will flow from them like water from a broken pitcher. They will be eaten u in the flames of wrath and consumed by the breath of the Destroyer.
Manuscripts 3:10 In those days, men will have the Great Book before them; wisdom will be revealed; the few will be gathered for the stand; it is the hour of trial. The dauntless ones will survive; the stouthearted will not go down to destruction.
Other identities for the destroyer:
The Destroyer is also known today as Wormwood, Nibiru, Planet X and Nemesis.
There are also troubling prophetic correlations to the future predictions of Mother Shipton’s "Fiery Dragon" and the "Red Comet" warning of the Mayan Calendar 2012.
While these future predictions are uncertain at best, is it possible for us to know about the Destroyer’s previous flybys with a great degree of certainty.
The American Indians also speak of a Red Kachina, a great red star which will come in the later days to purify the earth, and start life over.
Destroyer as an evil spirit
Other Names: Apophis, the Destroyer.
Patron of: evil and darkness.
Appearance: a great serpent or crocodile.
Description: Apep was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction who dwelled in eternal darkness. Every day he would attempt to devour the Sun Boat of Ra as it sailed the heavens. Set’s original role was to battle Apep and keep him from destroying the boat. Occasionally, Apep would succeed, and the world would be plunged into darkness (a solar eclipse?). But Set and his companion Mehen would cut a hole in Apep’s belly to allow the Sun Boat to escape.
Apep commanded an army of demons that plagued mankind. Only by putting faith in the gods of light could people defeat the demons.
Every year, a ritual called the "Banishing of Apep" would be held by the priests of Ra.
They would take an effigy of Apep and in the center of the temple they would pray that all the wickedness in Egypt would go into the effigy.
Then they would trample the effigy, crush it, beat it with sticks, pour mud on it, and eventually burn and destroy it.
In this way, the power of Apep would be curtailed for another year.
Worship: Not worshipped. Ever.
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 4889 mountain 2022, saith 5002 the LORD 3068, which destroyest7843 all the earth 776: and I will stretch out 5186 mine hand 3027 upon thee, and roll thee down 1556 from the rocks 5553, and will make 5414 thee a burnt8316 mountain 2022.
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 he 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.
This sounds more like a burning volcano, that slides down the mountain as it erupts.
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.
It is a “star,” most likely a comet of some sort, that falls into the sea and destroys 1/3 of the waters.
What the Koldrin Bible of the Egyptians describe is much larger than that, which many call Nibiru, or Planet X today.
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.
The only way Wormwood could fit this scenario is if a piece of material from Nibiru broke off and fell to earth, as wormwood, into the sea.
My impression is that Nibiru was not mentioned in the Old Testament, because there was no experience with it.
Noah’s flood was due to water breaking out of the depths of the earth, and does not fit the earthquake and burn scenario of Nibiru. Earthquakes may have played a role in Noah’s flood, but they were not mentioned as a major event.
God said he would not destroy the earth with water any more, but would use fire the next time.
Comparing all the ancient texts
If the Koldrin bible has any truth in it about the Destroyer, to be consistent with the bible, it would be predicting a future event, not recalling a past one, which will be repeated. The passages cited from the Koldrin bible does speak in the future tense, not past tense.
If it is accurate, and inconsistent with the bible, then maybe it is supplemental historical, or scientific, information omitted by God from the biblical text for a special reason, known only to Him.
The Book of Revelation mentions 7 thunders but does not describe what they are. Obviously, this information is withheld, and open to speculation . The destroyer may be part of this withheld content. Or, maybe not.
Apep the dark destroyer who attacks the sun is a legend based on some sort of human experience, or it is just a human effort to explain eclipses.
It is however, associated with a serpent, which is interesting, since Satan in Revelation is portrayed as a serpent / dragon.
Is it be possible that APEP is also a planet under the initial control of Satan, but to be destroyed, or used, by God?
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.
Otherwise, we will be destroyed.