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“A Virgin Shall Conceive”: The Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent


Senior Fellow Michael Barber has made a close and careful reading of the Scriptures that the Church has chosen for this coming Sunday.  He unpacks the Emmanuel Prophecy in Isaiah 7 showing how it was read at the time and how the rabbis understood it before Matthew’s Gospel applied it to the virgin birth of Our Lord. Click Here to Read More…


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