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Esaias or Isaiah?

D&C 84:13 claims a prophet named Esaias lived during time of Abraham. Esaias is the Greek transliteration of Isaiah. How could a prophet with the Greek name of Esaias have lived in the age of Abraham? Many references to Esaias are made in the New Testament for example, Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.

We know Esaias is Isaiah because we can cross reference each New Testament reference back to the Old Testament, e.g., Compare Matthew 8:17 to Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Also, compare

Luke 4:17-19 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.


Isaiah 61:1-2 THE Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Esaias is the Greek name for Isaiah: Hesaias {hay-sah-ee'-as}, Greek: personal noun masculine. Possible Definition: Isaiah meaning "Jehovah's help", a famous Hebrew prophet who prophesied in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah.

Does the D&C really contain recorded revelations from God? Is it a complete fiction? Or does it contain elements of both?

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