Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshee' ahr jay' sshuhb) Symbolic personal name meaning, “a remnant shall return.” First son of the prophet Isaiah, born probably around 737 B.C., near the beginning of his father's ministry in Jerusalem. Isaiah apparently named him (and his brother, Mahershalalhashbaz) as an embodiment of prophecy, that Judah would fall, but a remnant would survive. On one occasion, Shearjashub accompanied his father on a trip to assure King Ahaz that the alliance of Syria and Israel would not be allowed to harm Judah (Isaiah 7:3-7 ). See Isaiah .
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Symbolical name given to the elder son of the prophet Isaiah, signifying 'a remnant shall return.' Isaiah 7:3 .
- On one occasion, Shearjashub
accompanied his father on a trip to assure King Ahaz that the alliance of Syria and Israel would not be allowed to harm Judah (Isaiah 7:3-7 )
(Isaiah 7:3, "a remnant shalt return") was another sign that Judah should not be utterly destroyed, notwithstanding its terrible defeat by Pekah of Israel, and notwithstanding Syria's confederacy with Israel against it (Isaiah 7:17-25; Isaiah 8:6-9)
- And doubtless Isaiah 7:16 refers to Shearjashub
; and before this child could have grown to maturity, Pekah had been killed by Hoshea, and Damascus had been taken and Rezin slain by the king of Assyria. ...
It may seem strange that there should be no break between Isaiah 7:15 and Isaiah 7:16 , as the one verse refers to Immanuel, and the other to Shearjashub
; but such abrupt transitions are not unusual in prophetic scriptures
- Isaiah was certain that a faithful remnant would always carry on the divine mission (Shearjashub
, Isaiah 1:9 )
- ) Shearjashub
, "the remnant shall return," and Maher-shalal-hash-baz, "speeding to the spoil he hasteth to the prey," intimate the two chief points of his prophecies, Jehovah's judgments on the world yet His mercy to the elect