169: Why Wasn’t Jesus Named “Immanuel”?
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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 professor and recruiter at Bethlehem College and a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also a podcaster, author, and Ph.D. student. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.