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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz

Dictionaries :: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz:

plunder speedeth; spoil hasteth, (Isa 8:1-3; Zep 1:14), a name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters on a tablet, and afterwards to give as a symbolical name to a son that was to be born to him (Isa 8:1,3), as denoting the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the Assyrian army.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz:

making speed to the spoil; he hastens to the prey

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz:

ma'-her-shal'-al-hash'-baz (maher shalal chash baz, "the spoil speedeth; the prey hasteth"): Asymbolic name given to Isaiah's son to signify the sharp destruction of Rezin and Pekah by the Assyrian power (Isa 8:1,3). Compare the Greek idea of Nemesis.

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