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In the Christian Bible, the Old Testament books are arranged so that this verse is the last verse in the Old Testament, emphasizing the Christian interpretation of this passage as a prophecy which is fulfilled in the gospels immediately following. In the Jewish arrangement of the scriptures, Malachi is the last of the minor prophets, and is followed by the books called "Writings"; thus it is nowhere near the end of the Hebrew scriptures.
For more problems with this passage, see below. The fame of Elijah rested not only on his great life and the Malachi prophecy, but on the fact that he did not die; he was carried into heaven without tasting death II Kings 2: It was perhaps this fact that allowed the Jews to accept the possibility that Elijah would, in fact, return as Malachi prophesied, since ordinarily the dead do not come back.
Elijah, however, never having actually died, could return. But 'Elias' occurs thirty times in the King James New Testamentand almost always in reference to the Malachi prophecy. John the Baptist was considered by many to be the returning Elijah.
Notice however that it is always 'Elias' that is spoken of Matt At the Transfiguration, Moses and 'Elias' appear Matt Most modern translations of the New Testament use the Hebrew version of the name 'Elijah' instead of the Greek 'Elias' in order to avoid confusion and to emphasize that these two names refer to the same Old Testament prophet.
But Joseph Smith obviously did not know this, and apparently God didn't tell him: This has caused no end of trouble for Mormon theologians.
Mormon apostle and theologian Bruce R.
McConkie, in Mormon Doctrine, takes more than three pages to try to unravel the contradictions. It is apparent that he lived in the days of Abraham, but whether he was Abraham [!
The Spirit and Doctrine of Elias, which is to prepare for a greater work to come this must therefore pertain only to the Aaronic priesthood, says McConkie. The Elias of the Restoration. From the same authentic source we also learn that the promised Elias is John the Revelator.
John the Baptist is a good example of an 'Elias,' says McConkie. Now, which explanation makes more sense and is more likely the case?
McConkie's Elias is a hitherto unknown prophet of Abraham's time, with a Greek name, or maybe Abraham himself, or Melchizedek, or Gabriel - who is also Noah - and Christ, and Elijah, and John the Baptist, and John the Revelator, and a "spirit or doctrine"?Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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