Isaiah 7 is important in the context of Christianity because of its “Immanuel” prophecy. But what was the significance of the text when it was written in the 8th century BCE? To answer this question, briefly describe the Syro-Ephraimitic Crisis discussed by Petersen and bring up one specific example from Isaiah 7 that makes sense in that context. What advice does the prophet Isaiah give King Ahaz?
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