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MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ ( = "speeding for booty," "hastening to the spoil"):

Symbolic name of the son of Isaiah indicating the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the King of Assyria (Isa. viii. 3-4). Isaiah had first been commanded by God to write it on a large roll (ib. viii. 1).

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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