Wow! I had no idea that some tried to avoid Isaiah 9! That is mindblowing. There are several places in the Hebrew Bible that prophecies were given in the past tense although it was talking about the future. I believe it is because to God He knows the future so well (because He is doing it) that He can talk about it as if it has already happened! The only other thing I've gotta to add to Mariano's brilliance is the inescapable fact that these verses 6-7 could ever be applied to anyone but Jesus, least of all to me, you, or Hezekiah. Who else is "Mighty God", "Prince of Peace"? Wait Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize! Naahh!!!! Just kidding.
Great work, thanks! Reading these texts in the Hebrew Bible, there is clear evidence that traditionally these verses in Isaiah were understood as referring to the Mashiach (Messiah).
Shalom,Thank you for your kind words. I have spent a few days laid up in bed and have not gotten around to this until now but I will go around and thank you for each comment.Greetings in Y’shua ha Mashiach
I do not want to upset anybody.The commentary on this webpage is important.I am of a devout Roman Catholic background,but I dislike putting Jesus' mother Maryon an equal footing with God as Mother of God.I accept the Trinity according to Shema IsraelAmand Keultjes (Chobab Ben Chail)from Delft, The NetherlandsPS My family originates from the Rhinelandand belongs to a group of families mainly living in the British Isles.Their family names are cognates of Ben Chail.We eat black pudding/blutwurst/bloedworst.
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