The "church" uses the following verse as proof that the virgin birth of Jesus was prophesied:
The problem is that "virgin" in this Verse was translated from the Hebrew word "almah" [Strong's number 5959], which even the KJV translated as "maid" and "damsel" when the word "virgin" didn't fit the context.
Had this passage intended to refer literally to a virgin, rather than a "maid" or "damsel", then the Word of God would have used the Hebrew word "bethu^la^h" [#1330] which DOES mean virgin, and which even the KJV translated as virgin THIRTY EIGHT TIMES.
Total KJV Occurrences: 7
Total KJV Occurrences: 50
Gen_24:16, Lev_21:3, Lev_21:14, Deu_22:19, Deu_22:23, Deu_22:28, Deu_32:25, 2Sa_13:2, 1Ki_1:2, 2Ki_19:21, Isa_23:12, Isa_37:22, Isa_47:1, Isa_62:5, Jer_14:17, Jer_18:13, Jer_31:4, Jer_31:13, Jer_31:21, Jer_46:11, Lam_1:15, Lam_2:13, Joe_1:8, Amo_5:2
Exo_22:17, Jdg_21:12, 2Sa_13:18, Est_2:2-3 (2), Est_2:17, Est_2:19, Psa_45:14, Lam_1:4 (2), Lam_1:18, Lam_2:10, Lam_2:21, Amo_8:13
Exo_22:16, Job_31:1, Jer_2:32, Jer_51:22
Psa_78:63, Psa_148:12, Eze_44:22
Lam_5:11, Eze_9:6, Zec_9:17