In Isaiah 7:14 It states: The virgin will be with child and will give
birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.
Concerning this question about the names Immanuel and Jesus and are they
same ...and why
IMMANUEL (sometimes spelled Emmanuel) in Isaiah 7:14, means "With
us is God" or
JESUS means "Savior" and was a description of
what Immanuel would do and be while
And, while we are on the subject of names.... Jesus also was known by several other names including the name, CHRIST, which means "anointed". Since Jesus was both a priest and a King and since, among the Jews, priests were anointed as part of their inauguration to their office of priest, then the name, Christ, would indicate to Jews that he was anointed. In the New Testament, the name, CHRIST, is the same as the Hebrew , MESSIAH, (which also means "anointed").
So, when Mary was told to name Him, Jesus, this was to be his 'proper'
name and to signify that He would be the Savior. But, He was also going to
be the Messiah / Christ (anointed)
So there is no real problem with the different names being used.at different places
in the Bible, because they were just signifying different aspects of Who He was and
what He would be and do.
I hope this clears up any confusion you might have had on this matter.