Maher-shalal-hash-baz mā´ər-shăl´əl-hăsh-băz [key] [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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