Isaiah 7:1-16 contains the famous prophecy of the virgin giving birth to a son named “Immanuel” and is part of the larger “book of Immanuel” in chapters 7-12. What was the context of this prophecy? The people of Judah and the house of David faced terrible trials as enemies seemed to be surrounding them on every side. What hope did the prophets give the people? The coming of the Messiah. Though the troubles of life tempt us to take our eyes off of Christ, ultimately, he is the only hope we have.