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Is 'virgin' or 'young woman' the correct translation of Isaiah 7:14?



      

Isaiah 7:14

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.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Donald Daniels

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 ........????

December 18 2013 Report

F4ee1553 cf32 4ed3 b893 4384a1bf6427 Mark Gingerich

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.

May 08 2019 Report

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