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But seed not only may denote a particular person, but has such a meaning usually, if the context allows it. Paul (Galatians ) gives this explanation of the word "seed" as it occurs in the patriarchal promises: "To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed.He saith not, and to his seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to his seed, which is Christ".
 One may be tempted to understand the seed of the woman in a similar collective sense, embracing all who are born of God.The first prophecy referring to Mary is found in the very opening chapters of the Book of Genesis (): "I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed; she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel." This rendering appears to differ in two respects from the original Hebrew text: (1) First, the Hebrew text employs the same verb for the two renderings "she shall crush" and "thou shalt lie in wait"; the Septuagint renders the verb both times by employed in the Septuagint by the Latin "servare", to guard; St.Jerome  maintains that the Hebrew verb has the meaning of "crushing" or "bruising" rather than of "lying in wait", "guarding".Achaz had abandoned the Lord for Moloch, and put his trust in an alliance with Assyria; hence the conditional prophecy concerning Juda, "if you will not believe, you shall not continue".The test of belief follows immediately: "ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell or unto the height above".Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download.Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more all for only .99...The completeness of the victory is emphasized by the contextual phrase "earth shall thou eat", which is according to Winckler  a common old-oriental expression denoting the deepest humiliation .The second prophecy referring to Mary is found in Isaias 7:1-17.But even Duhm considers the theory as an apparent attempt on the part of the critics to find out what the readers are willing to bear patiently; he believes it is a real misfortune for criticism itself that it has found a mere compilation in a passage which so graphically describes the birth-hour of faith.According to 2 Kings 16:1-4, and 2 Chronicles 27:1-8, Achaz, who began his reign 736 B.