Isaiah 7:15 'curds and honey He shall eat'

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Alex Foo

Puritan Board Freshman
Dear brothers and sisters

Hi, in reference on Isaiah 7, concerning the prophecy of the Messaiah 'Immanuel', I'd like to know how do we go about interpreting that Jesus is eating curd and honey?

If not meant literally (unlike John the Baptist, who really eat wild locust and honey), what's the significance of curds and honey in that context?

Thank you =)


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I always took it to mean simply that this son named Immanuel would be raised just like any other Jewish boy of the time. He'd be fed milk products and honey, and would be trained up as a normal child.

Which speaks directly to Lord Christ's humanity. He was to be a little boy eating little boy things, not some sort of super-being, even though born of a virgin.
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