Worksheet on Isaiah 7:10-17
We have already looked at this passage in class in our preliminary
discussion on "Messianic prophecies" in Isaiah. The
passage is one of three places where the prophet mentions a child
whose name has symbolic meaning. The passage is also part of the
prophet's advice to Ahaz on how to handle the crisis facing the
Judean kingdom during the Syro-Ephramatic War.
In addition to the historical connections to the Syro-Ephramatic
war, we will want to look at how this passage (and others in Isaiah)
are used in the New Testament, especially in the book of Matthew.
Limits and setting of the Passage:
Applications for today: