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Gender Masculine
Scripts מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. MA-her-SHAL-al-HASH-bas(Biblical English, Hebrew)  [key]
Other Forms FormsMahershala, Mahershakakhashbaz, Mahershalalhashabaz, Maher-shalal-hash-baz

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז (Maher-shalal-hash-baz) which is variously interpreted as meaning "quick to plunder and swift to spoil" or "he has made haste to the plunder!" It is a prophetic name or title which occurs in Isaiah 8:1 in the Old Testament and is a reference to the impending plunder of Samaria and Damascus by the king of Assyria.

'Mahershalalhashbaz Ali' is an actor from California, who guest played in various TV series (Crossing Jordan, CSI, Haunted, NYPD Blue) and currently stars as a main cast of the Sci-Fi hit series 'The 4400' on the USA channel.
Here is his profile:
Added 3/18/2007 by soleta
Edited 8/13/2017 by LMS and SeaHorse15