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Biblical PN 1. Son of ISAIAH (2 Nephi 17:3 = Isaiah 7:3)


SHEARJASHUB is given in the Isaiah section of the Book of Mormon as the name of ISAIAH's son but not as a PN in the Book of Mormon in its own right. The meaning of the name is disputed, but it could be rendered as "a remainder will turn back, will be converted."[1] In the printer's manuscript the name was written as Shear Jashub, but later was hyphenated to Shear-Jashub. However, from its first publication in 1830 until the present, the unhyphenated form SHEARJASHUB has bee given.

See also Shearjashub / / Shear Jashub / Shear-jashub Variants


Shear Jashub, Shear-Jashub

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  1. Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner, The hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Leiden/Boston/Köln, 1999), 4:1379.