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 pastor, professor, author, podcaster, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary and adjunct at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.