By August 13, 2018 Read More →

A Virgin Shall Conceive – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23

There are clear parallels between the way the Hebrew Bible in Isaiah 7:14 and the New Testament in Matthew 1:23, describe this event.

In Isaiah as quoted by Matthew, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”(Matthew 1:23).

The Virgin Birth:

  • Isaiah says, “I approached the prophetess and she conceived and gave birth to a son” (Isaiah 8:3) .
  • The New Testament in Matthew interprets this differently : “Now the birth of Jesus was as follows: After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit”(Matthew 1:18)

After Isaiah’s son was born, Isaiah prophesied again the birth of a child:

“For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a a Son is given,
And the government will be upon his shoulder,
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
The increase of his government and peace
Shall not end
Upon the throne of David,
And over his kingdom,
To order and establish it
With judgment and justice,
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of Hosts
Will perform this.”

(Isaiah 9:6-7)


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