“Two utterances that were different, have I heard from him, even this Isaiah. For he said that a virgin should conceive and bring forth (Isaiah 7:14); and he said again that the earth should bring forth (Isaiah 45:8).
But lo! the Virgin has brought Him forth, and Sheol the barren has brought Him forth; two wombs that contrary to nature, have been changed by Him; the Virgin and Sheol both of them.
The Virgin in her bringing forth He made glad; but Sheol He grieved and made sad in His Resurrection.”
(Hymns and Homilies of St. Ephraim the Syrian, Kindle Loc. 1898-1901)