Character Study on Mahershalalhashbaz

Character Study on Mahershalalhashbaz

Isaiah 8: Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
Isaiah 8: And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Mahershalalhashbaz
Symbolical name given to one of Isaiah's sons. Isaiah 8:1-4 . It signifies 'swift for spoil, hasty for prey.' The child was to be so called because before he should "have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria" should be taken away before the king of Assyria. See 2 Kings 15:29 ; 2 Kings 16:9 .

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Shearjashub - Isaiah apparently named him (and his brother, Mahershalalhashbaz) as an embodiment of prophecy, that Judah would fall, but a remnant would survive
Isaiah - ... The prophet was married and was the father of two sons whose names symbolized Isaiah's public preaching: Mahershalalhashbaz (the spoil speeds; the prey hastes), a conviction that Assyria would invade Syria and Israel about 734 B