Immanual is mentioned again but not as a child but as The Lord. The tie in is not to the= prophecy but to the salvation of God. That is not necessarily a contemporaneous salvation and the context bers that out.
Nothing in 7:14 say that the child Immanuel would be God, Son of God, Messiah or prophet.
The name Immanuel means "God is with us", doesn't identify Immanuel to be any of the above (God, Son of God, mess...., etc)
It just a name with specific meaning.
Take for instance, the name Jesus, which means "savior
" or "deliverer
". This Jesus is Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua
, which is the same as what we called Joshua. Yeshua also means "savior
" or "deliverer
". Since the prophet Joshua, son of Nun, was the first to appear in the Bible, wouldn't Joshua be the savior or even the messiah.
Name are very interesting, but saying that Immanuel meant for Jesus, whether this Jesus be messiah or God himself, is pretty much doing mental contortion or mental acrobat. To me, your interpretation with names is nothing more than circular reasoning.
If name is truly can be used to denote God, messiah or prophet, then here is another example, using your (circular) logic: Elijah.
Do you know what Elijah mean?
Elijah is "God the Lord, the strong Lord". Going by your logic, that would mean the prophet Elijah is really more than a prophet; he is God.
The two kings are not connected to the child. The absence of the two kings is a reality wehn the child is born.
The king of Assyria is mentioned in context with the past as a comparison to the future.
This is a different child out of context with the first sign.
Does the child Immanuel not appear in chapter 7 at all?
You seemed to have exclude the whole chapter for just one lousy verse.
Do the two kings not appear in chapter 7?
Aren't the signs in verse 15-17 also about the future?
More importantly, do you think Immanuel in verse 14 not relate to the child (verse 15) who would eat curds and honey?
Isaiah 7:15 said:
He [child Immanuel] shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
And Immanuel and verse 16 are unrelated? (7:16, see quote, below)
Isaiah 7:16 said:
For before the child [Immanuel] knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.
If the child of verses 15 & 16 is not the same child as
Immanuel of verse 7:14, then who is that other child?
Unless you give us plausible answers, then to ALL THE VERSES - 14, 15, 16 & 17 - then you're really twisting the meaning to Isaiah 7:14.