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Does Isaiah 9:6 in the Torah read as the same version in the Bible?Just to quote the Bible:
Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Now,the reason why I ask is because my Christian friends always quote this particular verse to prop up their argument about the “divinity” of Jesus Christ(pbuh)

asked March 31, 2014

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The Hebrew version is indeed different. Here’s a thorough debunking.

http://jewsforjudaism.org/knowledge/articles/jesus/birth-of-jesus/who-is-the-child-in-isaiah-95-6/

Jews believe that G-d is a complete unity, and therefore we totally reject the trinity. The reason we don’t believe the Christian Jesus is a prophet is because the historical Jesus’s message was perverted by the modern church—which is now almost totally pagan (and has persecuted us for millennia). Jesus’s original followers, a sect of Jews called “Ebionites” (literally “poor ones”), read only the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and rejected the idea that Jesus was divine. The man who introduced the “trinity” into Christianity was Paul of Tarsus—whose beliefs make up the foundation of the modern Church.

More on Ebionites:

http://jamestabor.com/2012/07/07/ebionites-nazarenes-tracking-the-original-followers-of-jesus/

Modern Ebionites:

http://ebionite.org/

More on Paul:

http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Jesus-Apostle-Transformed-Christianity/dp/1439123314

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