Ahaz: king of Judah Evil,
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you wa sign;
who participated in the most monstrous of idolatrous practices (
His 16-year reign was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah and Micah. Isaiah gave counsel to Ahaz
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
And shall call his name Immanuel.
the Lord gave them signs and wonders in Israel (
The Israelites was involved in witchcraft and Seek Familiar spirits, and unto wizards ()
or (gloom), shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
The Assyrian invasion of the northern tribal areas of Zebulun and Naphtali
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.
That light is the word of God
Upon them the light shined (V.2)
They hast multiplied the nation,
but they have not increased the joy
they joy in harvest, they rejoice when they divide the spoil.(V.3)
for every battle of the warrior is bloody
() The Gif-Child in this passage is the same divine Child as Immanuel.
the prophetic perfect, the prophet sees Him as though He were already born.
wonderful, counselor is actually one term in Hebrew; A wonder is indicative of a miracle.
Counselor, is often used in parallel with king ()
The mighty God, (EL Gibor) is the strongest of these titles.
in Isaiah, El is always used of God and never refers to man
Gibor means “Hero.” Together they describe One who is indeedGod Himself.
The everlasting Father literally means Father of Eternity
He alone is the source of eternal life.
Prince of Peace, indicates that the mighty God will be a benevolent ruler bringing eternal peace on earth through the establishment of His kingdom