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Maher-shalal-hash-baz
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, Son of Isaiah
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, Son of Isaiah (מַהֵ֥ר שָׁלָ֖ל חָ֥שׁ בַּֽז‎, maher shalal chash baz). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Maher-shalal-hashbaz
Maher-shalal-hashbaz. Name of Isaiah’s son, meaning “quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil” (niv mg), which prophetically described the imminent destruction to befall Damascus and Samaria by the hand of the Assyrians (Is 8:1, 3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maher-shalal-hash-baz
Maher-shalal-hash-baz māʹhər-shalʹəl-hashʹbaz [Heb. mahēr šālāl ḥāš baz—‘the spoil speeds, the prey hastes’ (RSV mg)] (Isa. 8:1, 3). A symbolic name given to Isaiah’s third son (cf. Shearjashub; Immanuel). The name was first recorded on a tablet in the presence of legal witnesses before the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ Name of Isaiah’s son, meaning “swift to plunder and quick to spoil” (nlt mg), which prophetically described the imminent destruction to befall Damascus and Samaria by the hand of the Assyrians (Is 8:1, 3).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
Maher-shalal-hash-baz (may´huhr-shal´al-hash´baz; Heb., “the spoil speeds, the prey hastens”), the second or third son of Isaiah to receive a symbolic name. His name assured Judah that it need not fear Damascus and Samaria, since they would soon be plundered (8:1–4).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
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.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (Heb. mahēr šālāl ḥāš baz)The portentous name (“The spoil speeds, the prey hastens”; so NRSV mg) given to Isaiah’s third son to symbolize the coming Assyrian defeat of the kingdoms of Syria and Israel (Isa. 8:1–4; cf. v. 18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz [māˊər shălˊəl hăshˊbăz] (Heb. mahēr šālāl ḥāš baz “the spoil speeds, the prey hastes” [so RSV mg.]). The portentous name given to Isaiah’s third son to symbolize the coming Assyrian defeat of the kingdoms of Syria and Israel (Isa. 8:1–4, cf. v. 18).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz
MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ (Hebrew, “speedy spoil, hasty plunder”) The name given by Isaiah to his son (Isa 8:1–4). It was intended to assure King Ahaz that the danger then posed to Judah by Syria and Israel would soon pass because the Assyrians would soon conquer and despoil them.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Maher-shalal-hash-baz
Ma´her-shal´al-hash´-baz (i.e., hasten-booty, speed-spoil), whose name was given by divine direction to indicate that Damascus and Samaria were soon to be plundered by the king of Assyria. Isa. 8:1–4.
See also
Relatives
Isaiah Father
Shear-jashub Brother
Amoz Grandfather