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Bible Q

Did Matthew realise that the original “Emmanuel” prophecy (Isaiah 7:14) refers to a child at the time of Pekah and Rezin (Isaiah 7:1, 16)?

In some ways, from the perspective of those new to the Bible, it’s quite a reasonable question. For those in many countries the name “Emmanuel” (KJV) or “Immanuel” (ESV etc.) is used almost exclusively in the context of Christmas carols such as ‘O come, O come, Emmanuel’, and in the reading of Matthew’s account of […]

Do you have an outline of the book of Isaiah?

I’m not sure if you would call this an outline – it’s more of a summary of Isaiah.  It is written by David Pearce and used with his kind permission.1 THE PROPHET ISAIAH Isaiah lived in the times of Uzziah, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah – round about 740 to 680 BC. This was […]

From a Jewish perspective, is Matthew’s use of the word “virgin” correct, since Isaiah doesn’t use the specific word for “virgin” but only the word for “maiden”? (Isa. 7:14; Mat. 1:23)

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [1]. ESV footnote [1] Immanuel means God is with us Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” which […]