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EMMANUEL

The biblical word for "God with us." A prophetic name used by Isaiah foreshadowing the coming of Jesus (Isaiah 7:14). the belief that the child would be born in Bethlehem and would be "the one who is to rule over Israel" is advanced by another prophet, Micah (Micah 5:2).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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