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|An Old World prophet ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/hel/8.20?lang=eng#19 Helaman 8:20]). '''EZIAS''' is a printer’s error in the 1830 ed.
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| Prophet who testified of the coming of [[CHRIST|C<small>HRIST</small>]], apparently during the CLassical [[ISRAELITES|I<small>SRAELITE</small>]] period ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/hel/8.20?lang=eng#19 Helaman 8:20]).
 
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The spelling '''EZIAS''' is an 1830 edition error made by the printer. The P MS reads [[Ezias/Ezaias Variant|E<small>ZAIAS</small>]].  This error continues in all editions, except the RLDS 1908 and a few others.<ref>See for example, ''The Restored Covenant Edition'' (1999), and the Royal Skounsen’s Yale edition (2009).</ref>
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The correct spelling may reflect KJV NT PN Esaias = Greek ''hēsaias'' ([https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/3.3?lang=eng#2 Matthew 3:3]), which is simply another form of OT [[ISAIAH|I<small>SAIAH</small>]] = [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''yĕšˁayāh(û)'' “Salvation of God<ref>Y. Gitay, “Isaiah, the Book of,” in P. Achtemeier, ed., ''Harper’s Bible Dictionary'', SBL, 426.</ref>;The Lord is salvation”<ref>LDS “Bible Dictionary,” 667, 707.</ref> ([https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/1.1?lang=eng#primary Isaiah 1:1]).
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The misspelling as hapax legomenon “Ezias” may follow KJV Apocrypha PN Ezias in 1 Esdras 8:2 (IV Ezra) ''Oziou'', ''Ozeiou'', ''Eziou'', ''Ezariou'' variants in the Greek Septuagint (LXX). 
  
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As [[George Reynolds]] said: “Orson Pratt suggests. . . that ‘Ezias may have been identical with Esaias’,”<ref>[[George Reynolds|Reynolds]], ''Dictionary of the Book of Mormon'', 89.</ref> which would accord with the LXX and [https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/3.3?lang=eng#2 Matthew 3:3] Ēsaias.  Since Esaias is listed in Jethro’s line of authority ([https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/84.11-13?lang=eng#10 Doctrine and Covenants 84:11-13]), he is therefore a good candidate for the Old World prophet in the Book of Mormon. If this latter is the case, then it is doubtful that Book of Mormon [[Ezias/Ezaias Variant|E<small>ZAIAS</small>]] is a variant form for the NT rendering in Greek of [[ISAIAH|I<small>SAIAH</small>]], Esaias (contra [[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]). Based on this assumption, a Semitic root along the line of ''ʿz/ṣ(y)s/ś'' might prove fruitful.
  
“Orson Pratt suggests. . . that ‘Ezias may have been identical with Esaias’” ([[George Reynolds|Reynolds]], Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, p. 89), which would accord with LXX and [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/matt/3/3#3 Matthew 3:3]
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See [[ISAIAH|I<small>SAIAH</small>]]
Ēsaias. Esaias is listed in Jethro’s line of authority ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/84/11-13#13 Doctrine and Covenants 84:11-13]), and therefore is a good candidate for the Old World prophet in the Book of Mormon. If
 
this latter is the case, then it is doubtful that Book of Mormon E<small>ZAIAS</small> is a variant form for the NT rendering in Greek of [[ISAIAH|I<small>SAIAH</small>]], Esaias (contra [[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]). Based on assumption, a
 
Semitic root along the line of ''ʿz''/''ṣ''(''y'')''s''/''ś'' might prove fruitful.
 
  
 
See also [[Ezias/Ezaias Variant]]
 
See also [[Ezias/Ezaias Variant]]
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Revision as of 01:22, 13 December 2013

Biblical PN 1. Prophet who testified of the coming of CHRIST, apparently during the CLassical ISRAELITE period (Helaman 8:20).

Etymology

The spelling EZIAS is an 1830 edition error made by the printer. The P MS reads EZAIAS. This error continues in all editions, except the RLDS 1908 and a few others.[1]

The correct spelling may reflect KJV NT PN Esaias = Greek hēsaias (Matthew 3:3), which is simply another form of OT ISAIAH = HEBREW yĕšˁayāh(û) “Salvation of God[2];The Lord is salvation”[3] (Isaiah 1:1).

The misspelling as hapax legomenon “Ezias” may follow KJV Apocrypha PN Ezias in 1 Esdras 8:2 (IV Ezra) Oziou, Ozeiou, Eziou, Ezariou variants in the Greek Septuagint (LXX).

As George Reynolds said: “Orson Pratt suggests. . . that ‘Ezias may have been identical with Esaias’,”[4] which would accord with the LXX and Matthew 3:3 Ēsaias. Since Esaias is listed in Jethro’s line of authority (Doctrine and Covenants 84:11-13), he is therefore a good candidate for the Old World prophet in the Book of Mormon. If this latter is the case, then it is doubtful that Book of Mormon EZAIAS is a variant form for the NT rendering in Greek of ISAIAH, Esaias (contra JAT). Based on this assumption, a Semitic root along the line of ʿz/ṣ(y)s/ś might prove fruitful.

See ISAIAH

See also Ezias/Ezaias Variant

Variants

Ezaias, Esias

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐀𐐞𐐌𐐊𐐝 (iːzaɪʌs)

Notes


  1. See for example, The Restored Covenant Edition (1999), and the Royal Skounsen’s Yale edition (2009).
  2. Y. Gitay, “Isaiah, the Book of,” in P. Achtemeier, ed., Harper’s Bible Dictionary, SBL, 426.
  3. LDS “Bible Dictionary,” 667, 707.
  4. Reynolds, Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, 89.