Unique and Unusual
Isaiah had two children with strange, prophetic names. Shear-jashub (7:3) means “a remnant shall return,” and Maher-shalal-hash-baz (8:3) means “haste to the spoil.” Shear-jashub’s name carried God’s promise that exiled Jews would one day return home. Maher-shalal-hash-baz’s name assured the king of Judah that his country’s enemies would be handled by the Assyrian armies.
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