Is The Messiah’s Name Emmanuel?

On August 15, 2010, in The Name, by Milton Carnes


Understanding The Prophecy of Isaiah 7:11-16

Isaiah delivers Alahiym's message to Ahaz and tells him to ask for a sign to confirm that this is a true prophesy (Isaiah 7:11). Ahaz refuses, saying he will not test Alahiym (Isaiah 7:12). Isaiah replies that Ahaz will have a sign whether he asks for it or not, and the sign will be the birth of a child, and the child's mother (She not they as used by the KJV) will call him Emmanuel, meaning "El -with-us" (7:13-14); by the time the infant "learns to reject the bad and choose the good" he will be eating curds and honey, and Ephraim and Syria will be destroyed (Isaiah 7:15-16).

This is not a prophecy pointing to The Messiah but a prophecy given to Ahaz for the destruction of Ephraim and Syria. The Hebrew "Shem Tov" version of Matthew does not contain verse 23. However, this verse, Matthew 1:23, is in the Greek and English version of the New Testament.

Secondly, the Messiah's name יהושע (Jesus in the KJV) Yahusha'eh (Hebrew), appears 973 times in the New Testament while the name Emmanuel only appears once. For Matthew 1:23 to be valid, then the name Emmanuel must be a title and not a name.

Luke 1:30-31 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with Alahiym.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Yahusha.

Emmanuel or Yahusha?

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