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Hebrew: עִמָּ֫נוּאֵ֫ל —transliteration: Immanuel

Meaning: God with us / with us is God

also known as: Ἐμμανουήλ (Greek) —transliteration: Emmanuel

In the Old Testament it occurs only in Isaiah 7:14 and 8:8.

These words are directly and exclusively a prophecy of our Savior, an interpretation borne out by the words of the evangelist Matthew (Matthew 1:23).

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.

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Article Version: June 4, 2019