Sep 10, 2020
Despite the enemies coming against Israel, both northern and southern kingdoms, and the time is about 735 BCE, Ahaz is the king of Judah and he fears attack from a league of Syria and Israel. In the midst of this, the LORD says there will be a sign given. That sign will be that a woman, an “alma” in Hebrew meaning a young virgin woman, will conceive and bear a son. This son will be called “Immanuel” meaning, God come to be present with us.
In addition, Isaiah tells Ahaz that the king of Assyria will be coming down upon them.