For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
In Christianity, Isaiah 9:6 and Micah 5:2 are foundational writings that foretell Messiah's coming and when He was born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago as the gospels record, then these two scriptures were fulfilled.
My question is, how could that child clearly said to be ''unto us a child is born'' and that in time of Zebulun in Galilee in Ephraim in Isaiah 9:6, which wasn't a people (Isaiah 7:8), be the same child in Bethlehem Judah in the south, that is, the Messiah son of Mary born according to Micah 5:2.
saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
How could that birth in Isaiah 9:6, be the same birth of a child in Bethlehem Judah which wasn't a land walking in darkness? Because Ephraim wasn't a people according to Isaiah 7:8, as the king of Assyria 'diluted' it, and so Messiah coming from Galilee would be rejected..John 1:46 or 7:52.
Or does it mean He takes a trip to the people of Zebulun to discover Himself to them as the great light? If so, how can we account for how significant this instance is, as opposed to other occasions on which He showed Himself to other people which were similarly in ‘darkness, and therefore this particular occasion deserving scriptural recognition?’ (This last however isn't what I am asking for an answer to.)