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  2. This is often counted the longest name (and word) used in the Bible, though a possible longer name-phrase in Isaiah is found in Isaiah 9:5 "called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-abi-ad-sar-shalom" The section is also quoted in the Book of Mormon .

    • Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1, 3) God told Isaiah to name his son this whopping 18-letter, six syllable name—the longest name in the Bible. Why? Heaven only knows!
    • Zaphnathpaaneah (Genesis 41:45) This name was given to Joseph when he became the prime minister of Egypt. Why we don’t give our modern-day prime ministers grand names like this is a mystery, really.
    • Tilgathpilneser (1 Chronicles 5:6, 20) We’ll call him Tilga for short. As one of the ancient kings of Assyria, Tilga had keen intentions to expand the Assyrian Empire.
    • Chushanrishathaim (Judges 3:8-10) This guy was the king of Aram-Naharaim, or northwest Mesopotamia, and the first oppressor of the Israelites after their settlement in Caanan.
  3. Oct 22, 2018 · The longest name in the Bible is “Mahershalalhashbaz” which is found in Isaiah 8:1 and 8:3. It belongs to the name of the child born of Isaiah and ‘the prophetess.’. “Moreover the Lord said to me, “Take a large scroll, and write on it with a man’s pen concerning Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.

  4. Oct 22, 2021 · According to Oxford Reference, the longest name and word in the Old Testament – and the Bible as a whole — comes in Isaiah 8. In the narrative, God commands the prophet to impregnate a woman and, when she gives birth to a son, name him "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz."

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