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On the Shediym

Author Stephen Pidgeon - Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM


One of the words that appears just a couple of times in the comprehensive restoration of sacred scriptures in the English language called the Eth CEPHER, is the word shediym. This word means demons or devils.  But, according to one legend, the shediym are descendants of serpents, or of demons in the form of serpents, alluding to the serpent in Eden as related in Bere’shiyth.  Again, we see the serpent emerge – this time as a demon.

Let’s take a look at some of these instances:

Devariym (Deuteronomy) 32:17
They sacrificed unto Shediym, not to ELOAH; to elohiym whom they knew not, to new elohiym that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

Tehilliym (Psalms) 106:37-38
Yea, they sacrificed את eth-their sons and את eth-their daughters unto Shediym, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Kena`an: and the land was polluted with blood.

We see here that in the only two places where the word shediym appears in the Tanakh, it refers to sacrifice; and the Psalm tells us that the sacrifice was of sons and daughters – and not just a passing through or spiritual sacrifice, but bloodletting, such that the land was polluted with their blood.

Baruk (Baruch) Sheniy (2 Baruk (Baruch)) 10:8
I will call the Sirens from the sea, and ye Lilin, come ye from the desert, and ye Shediym and dragons from the forests: Awake and gird up your loins unto mourning, and take up with me the dirges, and make lamentation with me.

Now, the word (שֵׁד) Shed (singular) Shediym  (plural) (Strong's H7700) shed (shêd), is a masculine noun (from H7736 (שׁוּד) shood meaning to devastate) which is generally interpreted as a demon primarily (Shed), but which some interpreters have construed as devils. (Shediym).

But compare with Shaddai (שַׁדַּי) (H7706) – meaning the Almighty (from the root שָׁדַד shâdad (H7703) meaning to utterly lay waste).  How do we reconcile these words?

Take a look at the sod meaning using the tedushah to understand letter by letter.

So, Shed is (שֵׁד) shin – dalet.  Shin means to consume or to destroy; Dalet means the door. Shed, therefore has in one sod meaning: the door to destruction.  Shediym: the doors to destruction.

Now, we also see that shadad (שָׁדַד) means to lay waste! The sod meaning: the doors to destruction. 

So, how does Shaddai become sacrosanct? The answer lies in the yod

Now, of course, we have the secular understanding of the placement of the yod as a construct within the word; however, the spiritual meaning is a bit different because the yod denotes a possessive and can imply the possession by YAHUAH. 

Look at this progression:

Yod (י) = the eternal hand;

YAH (יה) = the I AM;

YAHUAH (יהוה) = I AM he who breathes life;

YAHUSHA (יהושע) = I AM he who saves.

Now, let’s take a look at the sod meaning of Shaddai: yod – the eternal hand; dalet – the door; shin – destruction.  Shaddai would then have a sod meaning of the eternal hand at the door of destruction. There is evidence of this in Bere’shiyth.

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 1:2
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the RUACH ELOHIYM moved upon the face of the waters.

So, the formlessness of the earth was at the hand of the RUACH YAHUAH.  

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