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Re: [XTalk] Jesus/Emmanuel

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  • Zeba Crook
    Yes, that s what I knew too, which still only invites the question. I guess I ll have to wait to check out my commentaries on Matt and see what people are
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 24, 2004
      Yes, that's what I knew too, which still only invites the question. I
      guess I'll have to wait to check out my commentaries on Matt and see
      what people are saying about Matt 1:23. Thanks.

      Zeb

      Gerrit wrote:

      >
      >Zeba Crook wrote:
      >
      >
      >>I'm away from my books at the moment, and need an explanation of
      >>something I feel I should know off by heart.
      >>
      >>How is it that naming someone Jesus was a fulfillment of a prophecy that
      >>someone would be named Emmanuel? That is, is there some relationship of
      >>meaning between Emmanuel and Iesous/Yehoshua that I'm missing?
      >> Sometimes the most obvious questions are the last to occur to us.
      >>
      >>
      >
      >(Delurking for a brief moment, because no replies from the regulars seem
      >to be forthcoming.)
      >
      >`immanu'el - with us is God. The BDB Hebrew lexicon adds: "name of
      >child, symbolizing presence of yhwh to deliver his people"
      >
      >yehoshua`, yeshua` - BDB: yah is salvation, or yah is opulence
      >
      >Apparently, both names may be connected to the concept of deliverance or
      >salvation, although in the case of Immanuel the connection is at best
      >implied.
      >
      >Gerrit
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