Isaiah Chapter 7 Discussion



 
  • Eric Lopez on Isaiah 7
    Isaiah prophesied the son of the virgin to be called Immanuel. How did we go from that to Jesus?
  • Sacha - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    Hello Eric Lopez , it's good to hear from you and know that you are still out there , I hope you are safe and well and happy , do you have a concordance ? It's basically a big Bible dictionary , it tells you what every word in the Bible means ,I find the best one is called Strongs Exhaustive Concordance but others are available , if you had one you would be able to look up the word Emmanuel , from my memory it means :God with us ". A concordance is a fab tool to open up a whole new world of understanding the names of people and places in the Bible , I don't know if this site has one but it probably should have . Stay safe and best wishes to you .
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    In google, type in: Immanuel, Hebrew definition

    It means, God With Us
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    Hello Eric. We're so pleased to see the progress you're making with your systematic Bible reading. And you've now reached this great portion of Scripture in Isaiah.

    Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." It is true, that Immanuel is a Proper Name, but as I understand the significance of this prophecy, it was given as a sign to King Ahaz of Judah that before this Child (Immanuel) would be a little boy, the land & people who conspired to attack Judah would be made desolate & destroyed.

    So the impact of this sign to Ahaz was that firstly, God would enable a virgin to conceive, & secondly, that the Child's Name would signify that this was no ordinary babe that has arrived by no ordinary birth. His coming would be that 'God is now with us', or in the Hebrew, "with us, is God". So, I don't believe that the name Immanuel was to become Jesus' Name, but that by inference, the Name would signify the Presence of God now with His people. For example, one could exclaim: this is Jesus Christ, our Immanuel!

    In Matthew 1:21-25, we see the fulfillment of this prophecy, as the angel proclaimed to Joseph that this Babe will be named Jesus, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah of Immanuel's coming, i.e. the arrival of God in human form. To give this meaning further support, we could consider Isaiah 9:6, where we read that this coming One would be called, "Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace". See also Jeremiah 23:5,6 (a righteous Branch, The Lord our Righteousness). In very Truth, Jesus was the embodiment of all these Divine attributes, but no one in Israel ever called Him by any of those names. So these names, as also Immanuel, can be understood to be representative of Who this Jesus is: truly God & now called Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God in His incarnation. The Lord bless you in your reading & understanding of His Word.
  • Brad on Isaiah 7
    Isaiah gave that prophecy hundreds of years before Mary was visited by Gabriel (in the sixth month) nine months later she delivered in Bethlehem our SAVIOR Baby JESUS. (April 6th) at the same (April) We are enlightened to the visit of Angels (Great light showed all around) with a message for the shepherds who were (tending their spring births) ALSO of their LAMBS, APRIL 6th
  • Portia Kirkland - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    Hello saints of God, the Highest. I thought the discussion was about Jesus being born from a virgin birth. Because Jesus' birth would be a sign, given to them, is what I would like to be more enlightened about. I will go back to my studies and possibly get back to you, to hear your comments on the sign of Jesus' birth and the why or reason-the purpose in context.
  • Dorothy huff on Isaiah 7
    The Historicity of Daniel
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    Briefly, Daniel, whose name means "God is my Judge", was a statesman in the court of heathen monarchs. He was taken captive as a youth to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar in 605 BC & spent the rest of his long life there as a governmental official & a prophet of the true God. He was the writer of this Book (see Daniel 12:4) as also did Jesus Christ identified him as a prophet ( Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14). Throughout his life, Daniel was uncompromising & faithful to his God.

    His times: after King Nebuchadnezzar's death & the eventual appointment of Belshazzar his son, Daniel fell from favour with the Babylonians, but was recalled back to interpret the writing that appeared at Belshazzar's feast (5:13). Daniel was also made one of three presidents under Darius (6:1-3). His ministry was to testify, through his personal life & prophecies, to God's Power. Though Israel was in exile, Daniel told them that God had not deserted them, & Daniel also revealed many details about God's Plan for them in the future. He also traced the course of the Gentile world powers from his own day right up to the second coming of Christ. Daniel wrote this prophecy in about the year 537 BC.
  • PerkinGladys on Isaiah 7:14
    The world will give way to those who have goals and visions
  • DAYO SOLA on Isaiah 7
    For every action, theres a purpose. When Joshua was leading the children of Israel to the promised land, they met with the mighty wall of Jericho that prevented them from continuing the journey on their normal track.

    One will expect that they bypass the wall by either passing through the right or the left of the wall to rejoin there track.

    since they could match round the whole wall in one day, bypassing it will not be up to a day journey.

    They were instructed to go round the wall once in six days and seven times on the seventh day. My question is, why the stress, why the longer time, what is there inside Jericho they needed to take and what is the significance of the walland Jericho to the Israelite journey to the promised land.
  • Frank Lee on Isaiah 7
    Jesus appeared, then vanished and returned. His appearing was greeted with disbelief and mockery, for the most part. Having overcome death, and seeing the sin permeate every sq. Inch on earth, he disappeared and reported back to his Father. "OMG! There is noone on earth who understands what they are made of! The Father has created live humans from dust, and they rebel against him completely.
  • Jj - in Reply on Isaiah 7
    No matter what sins the people had when Jesus was on earth, Jesus bore the sins on the cross and died to save all humanity...and after he did all God said for him to finish he ascended back to heaven only to return again for all the saints....all the saints get your house in order Christ is coming back like he said he would....no 1 knows the day or the hour!
  • ALEX on Isaiah 7
    MARK I RESPECT YOUR VIEWS BUT THE BLOOD OF BULL AND GOATS CD NEVA TAKEAWAY SIN, TH TORAH ( LAW) WAS SCREAMING BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKETH AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, DAVID WAS A MAN AFTER GODS OWN HEART, A TORAH KING BUT DAVID SAID THAT CHRIST WD BE A PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC NOT AARON.GOING BACK INTO ANIMAL SACRFICE IS AKIN TO GOING BACK TO EGYPT BONDAGE. TH VEIL WAS RENT. GBU
  • Mark Diffin on Isaiah 7
    My previous comment on v5 was meant for chapter 53 and got put here by mistake!
  • Mark Diffin on Isaiah 7
    Big mistranslation in v5 - he was wounded FOR our transgressions. The correct translation is - he was wounded FROM our transgressions. Go and check the original Hebrew if you don't believe me. There is a world of difference in this - FROM does not imply any forgiveness from the sinner. Forgiveness is only granted by the sinner himself repenting as is stated in many places. May we all merit this!
  • Mark Diffin on Isaiah 7
    Alex, yes, Zacharia was killed,but by the mob but not by the Pharisees. Are you blaming the Pharasees even for killing Abel?! I do not regard Matthew as reliable (see my comments on ch2). I just wonder how many Jews have been killed because of this Ch23. I am still waiting for names and sources for the Pharasees (the Jews faithful to the Torah) having killed a single prophet, let alone most/all
  • ALEX on Isaiah 7
    MARK THERE WERE JUST A FEW THAT WERE NOT STONED BUT VERY FEW MATTHEW 23 V 30 HAD WE BEEN IN THE DAYS OF OUR FATHERS ( ISRAEL ) WE WD NOT HAVE BEEN PARTAKERS WITH THEM IN THE BLOOD OF THE PROPHETS YOU ARE WITNESSES TO YOUR SELVES YOU ARE THE CHILDREN OF THEM THAT KILLED THE PROPHETS, THE VERY FACT THAT JESUS MENTIONES JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE AND ALTAR DENOTES ISRAEL.THERE WAS NONE RIGHTEOUS NOT 1.
  • ALEX on Isaiah 7
    HI MARK TY FOR READING ME, MATTHEW 23 HAS SEVERAL VERSES ABOUT ISRAEL ( JERUSALEM ) STONING THE PROPHETS JESUS ASKED WHICH OF THE PROPHETS HAVE NOT YOUR FATHERS ( ISRAEL ) STONED.BEHOLD I SEND YOU PROPHETS BUT ISRAEL STONED THEM, THAT ON YOU MIGHT COME ALL THE RIGHTEOUS BLOOD SHED ON THE EARTH FROM THE BLOOD OF ZECH TH SON OF BARACHI WHOM YE SLEW BETWEEN THE TEMPLE AND THE ALTAR.N ACTS 7 V 52.GBU
  • Bruce on Isaiah 7
    Many were Stoned? Most Died in Peace: Nathan, Simon, Malachi, Haggai,Micah, Elisha, Obadiah and Hosea. Jeremiah and Habakkuk Stoned. 10 Out of 22 Listed on Chapter xxx11 of The Death of The Prophets.( Only 2 Stoned Out of 22)
  • Mark Diffin on Isaiah 7
    Alex (or anyone) - could you please give me a list of all of the prophets that you are accusing Israel of stoning to death, and your source. I am not aware of a single one - maybe you can elucidate me - or maybe you are making it up - like so many other accusations against Israel?!
  • Jose jimenez on Isaiah 7
    to eli inman... Angel Gabriel didn't speak greek to Mary ( didn't say JESUS ). Gabriel spoke Hebrew - by saying the name Yeshua )
  • Eli inman on Isaiah 7
    for Dennis J. Isreal Mary named her baby Jesus because Gabriel, GOD's angel, told her to. Luke 1 I don't know how the name Jesus correlates to Immanuel.
  • Dennis J Isreal on Isaiah 7
    When God Gave Isaiah The Prophecy 700 Years Beforehand, That His Name Would Be Called Immanuel: Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23 Emmanuel Why Did Joseph Change Our Saviour's Prophesied Name Emmanuel To A Greek Translated Name: Iesus Jesus, which means Hail Zeus??? I've Often Wondered Why The Church Doesn't Experience All Of God's Promises Christ Endowed Gifts As They Did When They Called Him EMMANUEL CAUSE GOD WAS WITH THEM, THAT'S WHAT EMMANUEL MEANS THAT GOD Would Be WITH US THE Same As With Them: TODAY YESTERDAY FOREVERMORE!!! !!!
  • A disciple on Isaiah 7
    Alex; It wasn't because the Jews' loving and keeping the Law of God that they fell short of His grace and knew not His Spirit; but because they loved themselves more, and thought that religion had no more meaning than an outward stage performance. If they had known God's Law, they would have known God's ministers speaking to them, and would have received their words like the REAL Saints all do!
  • Alex on Isaiah 7
    There was no other nation that cared about the law like Israel.THEY WERE SOLA SCRIPTURA. BUT ISRAEL STONED EVERY PROPHET THAT GOD SENT THEM AND REJECTED THE CHRIST, THE LAW CD NOT ARREST OR ADDRESS MANS EVIL ADAMIC NATURE,David was a man after GODS own heart, But he seduced Bathsheba and had Uriah HIS NEIGHBOR killed, MURDER 1.Thats Y Paul said what the LAW CD NOT DO GOD HAD TO SEND HIS SON ETC.
  • Kristi Ann on Isaiah 7
    Emmanuel = "Our ONE True GOD is With Us."!! Praise Jesus Christ!!
  • A disciple on Isaiah 7
    God calls many, who after prove unworthy, and end up doing and causing very much evil. King Saul ended up being an enemy and persecutor, and caused civil war in Israel, because of his envy of David. Ahaz ended up being the one who called the Assyrians for help; which ultimately destroyed and carried away captive the whole Northern kingdom. Apostates and hypocrites are the worst traitors!
  • Irene123 on Isaiah 7
    The reason the Jews didn't/don't believe in Jesus is because of the same idea His apostles had in Acts 1:6. The Jewish nation is still looking for the restoration of the old boundaries of Israel to be in control of the Jewish nation. They never understood because they wanted what they wanted - not God's will, in their lives. We are to PRAY for Jerusalem ........
  • Ikechukwu faith mrs on Isaiah 7
    Thank God for this



  • JP on Isaiah 7
    Hello David H. I disagree with you, this isn't what the writers of the NT believed at all. You should read Matthew 1 v.23 and Luke 1 v.35. God bless


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