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Maher-shalal-hash-baz (/ˈmɑːhɛr ʃælæl ˈhæʃ bɑːz/; Hebrew: מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז‎- "Hurry to the spoils!" or "He has made haste to the plunder!" - was the second mentioned prophetic child in Isaiah ch.7-9.

The prophet Isaiah's first son Shear-jashub is mentioned only once in Isaiah 7:3. Commentators, Jewish and Christian, traditionally note that this first son's name is also prophetic - meaning "the remnant shall return" - but no account of why, when or how this son was named is given in the Book of Isaiah.

The child Maher-shalal-hash-baz is the second prophetic-name child after the birth of Immanuel - traditionally understood as the son of Abi the bride of king Ahaz, i.e. the future king Hezekiah, by many Jewish commentators, or of another woman. The name Maher-shalal-hash-baz is a reference to the impending plunder of Samaria and Damascus by the king of Assyria, Tiglath Pileser III (734-732 BCE).

This is often counted the longest name (and word) used in the Bible, though a possible longer name-phrase in Isaiah is found in Isaiah 9:6 "called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-abi-ad-sar-shalom"

The section was later quoted in the Book of Mormon.

Dorothy L. Sayers used this as a title of a Montegue Egg short story, in which the name was borne by a ginger cat.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Return Visit to Rock Mass Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2000 From a Summer to Another Summer Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2000 Souvenir de Mauve Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2002 Maher on Water Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2003 Blues du jour Maher Shalal Hash Baz 3
2004 Faux Départ Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2006 Live 1984-85 Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2006 Osaka Bridge Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2007 L'autre cap Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2009 Gok Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1
2009 C'est La Derniere Chanson Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Open Field Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live Aoiheya January 2003 Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1

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