169: Why Wasn’t Jesus Named “Immanuel”?
The Old Testament prophet Isaiah declared that the Messiah would be born of a virgin and that He would be called “Immanuel” (see Isaiah 7:14). So with that in mind, why did Mary name her son “Jesus” instead of giving Him the name “Immanuel”?
In this episode, Kenny answers this question, and makes clear the meaning of the name Immanuel and its overall significance.
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a church planting resident at The Grove Church and Ph.D. student at Midwestern Seminary. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also been a professor at Bethlehem College and adjunct faculty at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Minneola, FL with his wife Malaina, they have two kids.