[b-hebrew] virginity

JAMES CHRISTIAN READ JCR128 at student.anglia.ac.uk
Fri Jul 20 02:18:59 EDT 2007

I have to say I'm still not all that impressed. How 
impressed would you have been in 1939 if a local lad 
claiming to be a prophet said 'here is a sign. An essex 
lass will get knocked up and have a wee lad called John .
He'll eat Kellogs crunchy nut corn flakes and before 
and before he's old enough to down a pint of Boddington's 
bitter Hitler and Mussolini will have lost the war.'?

Surely your average local critic will say something 
like 'but John's are born every year. What does that 
prove?'. Surely there must have been something special 
about the birth of the boy in order to make the 
prophecy spectacular.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tory Thorpe <torythrp at yahoo.com>
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:08:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew]  virginity

Dear James,

On Jul 19, 2007, at 4:28 PM, JAMES CHRISTIAN READ wrote:

> Is it amazing to be called Immanuel?
> Is it amazing to eat honey and butter as a child?
> Is it all that amazing for a young (unmarried) woman to
> get pregnant? (it certainly isn't in my (current) home
>  county Herts/Essex)
> Or is it amazing that a woman who hasn't had sex yet
> can get pregnant?

The sign/miracle of Isa. vii 10-16 is not the manner of conception  
and birth; it is the fulfillment of v. 16 before the boy Immanuel  
attains a discerning age - before the child knows to refuse the bad  
and choose the good the two kings Pekah of Israel and Rezin of  
Damascus will be removed.

Tory Thorpe

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