WHY, oh WHY are the Jewish scribes trusted AT ALL to have written the REAL truth of ANYTHING in the bible?????
On a separate note......
Isaiah 7 and Matthew 1 seem to be referring to the same RELIEF/salvation incident (or a separate second incident with a metaphorical reference for salvation from darkness/corruption).
Isa 7:14 the virgin shall conceive and shall bring forth a son, and call his name Immanuel.
Isa 8:8 shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel!......Isa 1:3 my people hath no intelligence
...is Isaiah "Immanuel" for those ruled by King Ahaz (their "John the baptist")?
...so why when we read scripture do we not simply choose to understand what makes sense to us instead of get all bent out of shape about the foolishness of what they wrote or what man (the moneychanger empire) decides to teach?