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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Isaiah 7

Verse 2


In the prophetic books "Ephraim" and "Israel" are the collective names of the ten tribes who, under Jeroboam, established the northern kingdom, subsequently called Samaria 1 Kings 16:24 and were (B.C. 722) sent into an exile which still continues. 2 Kings 17:1-6.

They are distinguished as "the outcasts of Israel" from "the dispersed of Judah." Isaiah 11:12. "Hidden" in the world Matthew 13:44 they, with Judah, are yet to be restored to Palestine and made one nation again. ; Jeremiah 23:5-8; Ezekiel 37:11-24.

Verse 3


Meaning, a remnant shall return. Isaiah 8:3.

Verse 13

Hear ye now

The prophecy is not addressed to the faithless Ahaz, but to the whole "house of David." The objection that such a far-off event as the birth of Christ could be no "sign" to Ahaz, is, therefore, puerile. It was a continuing prophecy addressed to the Davidic family, and accounts at once for the instant assent of Mary. Luke 1:38.

Verse 15

Butter and honey

Indicating the plainness and simplicity of the life in which the young Immanuel should be brought up.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.