Shearjashub

Son of Isaiah

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Shearjashub

The prophet Isaiah had two sons, both with symbolic names corresponding to God’s designs for His people. The Hebrew name Shearjashub means “a remnant shall return”—alluding to the eventual restoration of Israel in the latter days. Isaiah’s other son’s Hebrew name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz, means, approximately, “hurrying to the spoil hastens the plunder”—an allusion to the misguided alliance of Ephraim and Syria that was defeated with the Assyrian invasion of 721 BC, resulting in the scattering of the ten tribes—and the eventual defeat of all earthly kingdoms rising up in alliance against the kingdom of God. The prophecy is given in Isaiah’s words, as conveyed by Nephi. “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion”.

(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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