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A symbolic name for Isaiah’s son. It means “speedy spoil, hasty plunder,” and was meant to encourage Judah to not fear the Assyrians (Isa 8:1, 3–4).
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MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ (PERSON) [Heb mahēr-šālāl-ḥāš-baz (מַהֵר־שָׁלָל־חָשׁ־בַּז)]. Symbolic name given by Isaiah in Isa 8:1–4 to his newly born son. The name means “speedy spoil, hasty plunder” and is part of his strategy to discourage Judah (under King Ahaz) from submitting to Assyria as the
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MAHER-SHALAL-HASHBAZ. A symbolic name meaning “Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey,” given to one of Isaiah’s sons to signify the speedy destruction of the combined power of Rezin of Damascus and Pekah of Samaria by the king of Assyria (Isa 8:3–4). Isaiah had been directed to display these words on
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MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ. A symbolical name (‘speed the spoil, hasten the prey’) given to one of the sons of *Isaiah to signify the speedy removal of Syria and Israel as enemies of Judah by the Assyrians. This removal was to take place before the child could lisp ‘my father and my mother’ (Is. 8:3–4).E.
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