Hebrew: מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז —transliteration: Maher Shalal Chash Baz —meaning: “Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey;” “Hurry to the spoils!”, plunder speedeth; spoil hasteth
also known as: Mahershalalhashbaz, Maher Shalal Chash Baz, and Mahershalalchashbaz
This is a name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters on a tablet, and afterward to give as a symbolic name to a son that was to be born to him, as denoting the sudden attack on Samaria and Damascus by the Assyrian army under Tiglath-Pileser III (734–732 BCE).
Then the Lord said to me, “Take for yourself a large tablet and write on it in ordinary letters: Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey. And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.” So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz; —Isaiah 8:1-3 NASB
Another very long name is found in Isaiah 9 and refers to The Messiah:
Hebrew: פֶּלֶא יֹועֵץ אֵל גִּבֹּור אֲבִיעַד שַׂר־שָׁלֹֽום —transliteration: Pele-joez-el-gibbor-abi-ad-sar-shalom —meaning: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace
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