ESV - 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.
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The thing is back in those days
A name actually meant something
So by saying Immanuel = ?
The name of the person being spoken about could have had any
Name? A, B, Jesus ........????
I would like to add, it wouldn’t be much of a sign if the “young woman” was not a virgin, There is nothing noteworthy of a “young Woman” bearing a son.