Seven Persons Divinely Named before Birth

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1. Ishmael - Resources of the flesh (Gen 16:11)
2. Isaac - Resurrection life (Gen 17:19)
3. Solomon - Rest (1Chr 22:9)
4. Josiah - Revival (1Kg 13:2)
5. Maher-shalal-hash-baz - Retribution (Isa 8:1)
6. Cyrus - Restoration (Isa 44:28)
7. John the Baptist - Repentance (Luke 1:13)

8. Jesus Christ - Redemption (Matt 1:21)

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4 comments

tcw  

I really like the sevens you uploaded on your blog, dear brother!

Just a suggestion - if you change your heading from 'the seven named before birth' to 'the seven divinely named' (i.e. named by God), you could perhaps include Isaiah's son (Maher-shalal-hash-baz) in Isa 8:3. This would set the Lord apart from the seven who were born sinners just like us :) So you would have -

1. Ishmael
2. Issac
3. Solomon
4. Josiah
5. Cyrus
6. Maher-shalal-hash-baz
7. John the Baptist

I'll make no attempt to outline the above 7. Maybe you can think of a R for Maher-shalal-hash-baz! ;)

Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Redeemer - divinely named like the above 7, but sin apart.

March 29, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Good suggestion! Reference should be Isa 8:1 instead of 8:3 which Isaiah's son was already borned.

March 29, 2009 at 5:47 PM

This is really good! Just a correction of the spelling of Cyrus instead of the Cyprus stated.

November 16, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Thanks cau, corrected

August 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

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