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Which names, other than the tetragrammaton relegate a sefer to shemos?

In particular, is shadai one of those names?

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Shakai is one of the names that requires placement in shemos.

To quote an article by the KOF-K (second page there):

Those names are: שם הויה, אדנות, א-ל, א-לוה, אל-והים, ש-די, צבאות. a9

9 Refer to Mesechtas Shavuos 35a-35b, Tur Y.D. 276, Shulchan Aruch 276:9, Bais Yosef. Some say אהיה אשר אהיה (Shulchan Aruch ibid).

The Gemara that they quoted (Mesechtas Shavuos 35a-35b) says (in part):

אלו הן שמות שאין נמחקין כגון אל אלהיך אלהים אלהיכם אהיה אשר אהיה אלף דלת ויוד הי שדי צבאות הרי אלו אין נמחקין

These are names that are not allowed to be erased: kel.....shakai, [and] tzevakos may not be erased.

  • Are tz'vaot and elokim based on context when they refer to the KB"H? – Noach MiFrankfurt Sep 28 '14 at 4:39
  • I believe so, thought can't source that (yet). I learned from my rebbeim that you actually should read the phrase "elohim acheirim" as such, so as not to lend extra respect to those "other gods" that we do not, in actuality, respect. – Shokhet Sep 28 '14 at 4:42
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt Couldn't find anything easily....you could try this though ;) – Shokhet Sep 28 '14 at 5:07
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt this answer may be relevant. – Shokhet Sep 28 '14 at 5:27
  • "א-ל, א-לוה, אל-והים" Why only by Elohim does the dash not go between the Alef and Lamed? – Double AA Mar 30 '16 at 19:23

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