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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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She´ar-Ja´shub (the remnant shall return), son of the prophet Isaiah, who accompanied his father when he proceeded to deliver to King Ahaz the celebrated prophecy contained in Isaiah 7 (see ). As the sons of Isaiah sometimes stood for signs in Israel (), and the name of Maher-shalal-hash-baz was given to one of them by way of prophetic intimation, it has been conjectured that the somewhat remarkable name of Shear-jashub intimated that the people who had then retired within the walls of Jerusalem should return in peace to their fields and villages. But we cannot build on this, as it is not distinctly stated that the name of Shear-jashub was chosen, like that of his brother, with any prophetic intention.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Shear-Jashub'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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