Strong's Exhaustive Concordance:
From im and 'el with a pronominal suffix inserted; with us (is) God; Immanuel, a type name of Isaiah's son -- Immanuel.
Immanuel is the name Isaiah is given for his son, who king Ahaz prophesied would be conceived by העלמה or "Ha'Alma" lit. "The Virgin" (note: not
virgin, but the
virgin). I believe this is actually a prophecy with a date reference showing Isaiah's son, who apparently was named
Immanuel and whose birth was a prophecy of the Messiah, and will be conceived in Virgo (lit. "The Virgin") and born nine months later, in Gemini. The
Twins, or as Ahaz says, when two enemy kings will be conquered: שני מלכיה or "Shinaj Malakiha" meaning 'The two kings' (excuse my Hebrew
vocalisation, this is how I say it, it doesn't necessarily conform to modern spelling, that's why I don't use the niqquds).
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name
Immanuel […] For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be
deserted.[ESV] Isaiah 7:14,16
The verse above is used in the NT to somehow prove that Mary was a virgin and that her son's name Jesus would somehow fulfill some magic prophecy in
Isaiah where king Ahaz foresees the birth of Isaiah's son who is given the symbolic name Immanuel. That Jesus is somehow a mystical translation of
Immanuel. I'd say bollocks. Immanuel isn't Jesus, he is Jesus' son. Now, I already explained the part about Virgo and Gemini, that leaves us with the
name Immanuel, and why on Earth did Joseph call his son's name Jesus, if his dream said to call him Immanuel?There is a rather obvious answer, and
there is a reason for it, carry on.
עמנו אל hrIMaNU-EL
This is where it gets sort of weird, the linguistics involved with names and naming is one of surprises, magic and general strangeness, and right away
you know that you are entering the world of anachronisms and, well, madness really, the supposed rules for names and naming are about as rational as
string theory and about as difficult to explain sensibly. But there are a few things I would like to say about the name Immanuel.
The first two letters (reading from right to left) עמ is spelled out /im/ ("eem") in Aramaic and it is a preposition which means 'Like' or 'Similar
to', while the Hebrew equivalent means 'Against' or 'Before' or 'Beside'. Also most people would identify the last syllable of the name Immanuel, אל
/el/ which besides being the name of a Canaanite god, El "The Father of the Seven" supposedly also refer to the god of the Levite priesthood.
That leaves us with two syllables between Im and El. Which is An-u. Now, my Hebrew is not a language I know as well as I should, and I would love to
hear someone explain this differently, and the following is perhaps more Lalalaish than Hebrew, but I can't fail to spot yet another god's name here.
Anu, the Mesopotamian sky deity, father of the Annunaki. Bringer of the Flood.
Anyway, this analysis, given the literal madness involved with names and naming, 'Beside Anu El' sounds more like it, "Beside Heaven's Father" given
Anu can be from Akkadian "Heaven's". rather than the official 'God With Us' we are usually told. My alternative rendition is also reflecting Psalm 110
which is also given in NT as some messianic prophecy of Jesus:
The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” [ESV]
The alternative 'Alike Anu-El' can also be a riddle, or the key to a cypher. Perhaps a hint to Akkadian dual reading of the Cuneiform spelling An can
also be read as El (or /il/ to be specific)?:
In Sumerian, the designation "An" was used interchangeably with "the heavens" so that in some cases it is doubtful
whether, under the term, the god An or the heavens is being denoted. The Akkadians inherited An as the god of heavens from the Sumerian as Anu-, and
in Akkadian cuneiform, the DINGIR character may refer either to Anum or to the Akkadian word for god, ilu-, and consequently had two phonetic values
an and il. Hittite cuneiform as adapted from the Old Assyrian kept the an value but abandoned il.
Did Joseph call his son Jeshua, to fulfill the prophecy in Isaiah about his son, as if it says his name will be like Isaiah, only think like An and El
in Akkadian: Isaiah Jeshua, write those in Hebrew: while ישעיה JeS-AJaH means "salvation of Yah" — ישוע JeShUA means "Yah is salvation".
They are basically the same name but only spelled in different stages of Hebrew/Aramaic. So maybe NT's mention of Isaiah's naming of Immanuel is
relevant to the naming of Jesus, but not to Immanuel (or the Messiah), but to his father (as in Father of the Messiah), Isaiah. The way I see it
Isaiah 7:14 is a prophecy of the Millennium King, the Conquering Messiah, also the son of Jesus. Jesus is not the Messiah, his son is.
18-10-2014 by Utnapisjtim because: misc