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Jesaja 7:14 en die maagdeIike geboorte

W.S. Pronsloo

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 18, No 2 (1997), 323-327. doi: 10.4102/ve.v18i2.566

Submitted: 04 July 1997
Published:  04 July 1997


Isaiah 7:14 and the virgin birth. Despite the fact that Matthew 1:22-23 uses Isaiah 7:14 to legitimise the virgin birth - or, rather the virgin conception - Isaiah 7:14 can not be interpreted to be a prediction of the virgin birth. Matthew 1 :22-23 is a total reinterpretation of Isaiah 7:14 and cannot be applied as a criterion to the reading of Isaiah 7:14. These are two unique texts, each having its own junction and message.

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W.S. Pronsloo, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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