I'm getting ready for the Sunday School lesson and two things caught my eye. The first is why is Christ's name translated Immanuel in the OT and Jesus in the NT? I have no doubt that one of my smart kids will ask me that. I'd like to have an answer. The second doesn't really relate to the lesson but came up because I like to read the scripture around the lesson verses to get some context. In this case the verses came from Isaiah 7:14. It is the next two verses that caught my eye. "He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right. But before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste." Isaiah 7:15-16, NIV I understand(or at least think I do) that the references to being old enough to know right from wrong are generalized references that corelate Jesus' age to a specific historical timeframe. I think that the "curds and honey" phrase refers to a time of relative prosperity. But what two kings were defeated during Jesus' early childhood? Ya'll talk and I'll be back later to listen. If this should be in the Theology forum someone please move it.