Maher-shalal-hash-baz


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Maher-shalal-hash-baz

(mā`ər-shăl`əl-hăsh-băz) [Heb.,=the spoil speeds, the prey hastens], in the Bible, name of Isaiah's son, symbolizing hope for Judah during the Assyrian attack on Damascus and Samaria.
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* Longest word: Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1).
A child of a prophetess who is not named Immanuel (God with us) but has the threatening name of Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. The translation of the name is Quick Pickings--easy prey.
Today there are many in a similar situation; they know God has promised Emmanuel but they experience more readily Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. They feel the overwhelming situation that is threatening to drown them--whether it is financial pressure, broken relationships, or outside forces that overwhelm them.