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Maher-shalal-hash-baz

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The symbolic name of a son of Isaiah (Isa. 8: 1–4), meaning ‘the spoil speeds, the prey hastens’, to indicate the prophet's conviction that the alliance between Damascus and Samaria was ...

Maher‐shalal‐hash‐baz

Maher‐shalal‐hash‐baz   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
45 words

...‐shalalhashbaz The symbolic name of a son of Isaiah (Isa. 8: 1–4), meaning ‘the spoil speeds, the prey hastens’, to indicate the prophet's conviction that the alliance between * Damascus and * Samaria was not a threat to * Judah , because * Assyria would subdue both of...

Maher-shalal-hash-baz

Maher-shalal-hash-baz  

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Religion
The symbolic name of a son of Isaiah (Isa. 8: 1–4), meaning ‘the spoil speeds, the prey hastens’, to indicate the prophet's conviction that the alliance between Damascus and Samaria was not a threat ...
Isaiah

Isaiah   Reference library

R. Coggins and R. Coggins

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
64,792 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...; cf. REB, which places 23 a in square brackets). If this is so of 23 a , the remainder of the passage may be read as a continuation of the picture of restoration set out in the preceding verses. The ‘spoil’ and ‘plundering’ remind us of the child Maher-shalal-hash-baz of 8:1–3 , for the same words šālāl and baz are here used. ( Chs. 34–5 ) Most scholars argue that these two chapters originated as a pairing (though for a contrary view see Steck 1985 ). Certainly they develop a theme found several times elsewhere in the HB. The glorification of Mount Zion...

Immanuel

Immanuel   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
345 words

...a specific message that they were trying to communicate. In the same way that Hosea named his three children to correspond with his message, so Isaiah noted, “I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs”: Shear-jashub, meaning “a remnant will return”; Maher-shalal-hash-baz, meaning “swift is the booty, speedy is the prey”; and Immanuel, meaning “God is with us.” The time between the birth and the maturation of Immanuel is the specific focus of Isaiah's prophecy. Isaiah claims that before the boy reaches a certain age, Judah's enemies in ...

Immanuel (Emmanuel)

Immanuel (Emmanuel)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
409 words

...the same way that Hosea named his three children to correspond with his message ( Hos. 1.2–2.1 ), so Isaiah noted, “I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs” ( Isa. 8.18 ): Shear‐jashub, meaning “a remnant will return” ( Isa. 7.3 ; 10.21 , 22 ); Mahershalalhashbaz, meaning “swift is the booty, speedy is the prey” ( Isa. 8.1 , 3 ); and Immanuel, meaning “God is with us” ( Isa. 7.14 ; 8.8 , 10 ). The time between the birth and the maturation of Immanuel is the specific focus of Isaiah's prophecy. Isaiah claims that before the boy...

Isaiah

Isaiah   Reference library

Christopher B. Hays

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
18,039 words
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...to “your son Shear-jashub,” whose name means “a remnant shall return,” and 8:3 describes the prophet fathering a child by a prophetess and naming it Maher-shalal-hash-baz, “swift is the plunder, speedy is the prey.” And 7:14 refers to a maiden bearing a son named Immanuel (“God is with us”)—although here the text is less clear about the child's relationship to Isaiah. While Immanuel and Maher-shalal-hash-baz are intended as words of comfort (the latter is framed as referring to the Assyrian plundering of Damascus and Samaria in protection of Judah),...

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