Metaphysical meaning of Maher-shalal-hash-baz (mbd)
Maher-shalal-hash-baz, ma'-her-shal'-al-hash'-baz (Heb.)--hastening spoiler will hush and tear in pieces. Maher--hastening; speeding; rushing headlong. Shalal--spoiler; plunderer. Hash--hushed; still; quiet; silenced. Baz--pulled in pieces; squandered; despoiled; dissipated.
A name symbolical of the very short time that was to elapse before Damascus and Samaria would be taken captive by the king of Assyria. This name was given by Isaiah to his son, symbolizing the fact that before the child was old enough to call his parents Father and Mother the spoiling of Samaria and Damascus would take place (Isa. 8:1).
Meta. The rapidity with which the law of cause and effect works. The two phases of the law are virtually one, certain causes being followed almost immediately by their corresponding effects, or results.