[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14

JoeWallack at aol.com JoeWallack at aol.com
Sun Jul 15 10:48:05 EDT 2007

In a message dated 7/10/2007 9:36:35 PM Central Daylight Time,  
hholmyard3 at earthlink.net writes:

>  JW:
> This would seem to be, as the Brit Melahs say, "the cruncher". In  order 
> Isaiah's immediate audience to be able to recognize  prophecy fulfillment 
> would need to know the identity of  the young woman. This than would  
> use of the definite  article in 7:14 as confirming that the young  woman 
> known to  Isaiah and his immediate audience and therefore an English  
> of "the" is likely. 
> Intellectually though,  all the available evidence should be looked at  
> making a  conclusion.

HH: No, they didn't need to know the  individual. All they needed to know 
was the time period needed for a  virgin to bear and raise a child who 
did not quite know how to discern  good from evil. This would take about 
3-4 years.

Harold  Holmyard

So according to you Isaiah gave his immediate audience information they did  
not need, such as naming a child Immanuel, which they did anyway, and an  
audience that was not Isaiah's used this information instead but didn't name the  
child Immanuel. This is a long way from Translation.
Joseph Wallack

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