One more reason to “deep-six” the New American Bible.

The 2011 version also replaces the word “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14 with “the young woman,” explaining the original Hebrew word, almah, may or may not refer to a virgin.

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Editor’s note: What are these guys thinking? Catholics know that “almah” does indeed refer to a virgin, since 1) there’s nothing very unusual or significant about a young woman conceiving a child in her womb; and 2) The eternal virginity of Mary, the Mother of God, is the only possible object of Isaiah’s prophetic word, and that is a settled matter of Catholic dogma!

Isaiah 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel. (Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

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