Greek: Ἐμμανουήλ —transliteration: Emmanuel —derived from the Hebrew…
Hebrew: עִמָּ֫נוּאֵ֫ל —transliteration: Immanuel —meaning: God with us / with us is God
also known as: Emmanouél or Immanuel
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
—Matthew 1:23 NASB
Unlike any other human baby, the one born in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence (John 1:1-3, 14). He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe (Philippians 2:5-11). This is why Christmas is called the incarnation, a word which means “in the flesh.” In the birth of Jesus, the eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing Creator came to earth in the flesh.
Why would God do such a thing? Answer
Article Version: June 4, 2019