To Fulfill What Was Spoken By The Prophet

In our lesson from Isaiah we noticed the curious way that Matthew uses Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 7:14. In particular we saw that Isaiah is giving a sign to King Ahaz because he will not trust in the Lord to deliver him and his nation… But Matthew comes along in Matthew 1:22 and says that this prophecy of the young woman bearing a son is fulfilled in Jesus. How can Matthew say this? In this lesson we are going to examine three of Matthew’s quotations from the prophets and look for the methodology of Matthew’s use of the Old Testament prophecies.

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