Was Isaiah a false prophet?

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Re: Was Isaiah a false prophet?

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Isaiah 36:22
Eliakim son of Hilkiah, was over the household
Shebna the scribe
Joah son of Asaph, the recorder.

This would suggest that Isaiah didn't write the Book of Isaiah, instead his prophecies were written down by a scribe.

2 Kings 22:8 (Josiah)
Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it

This verse is very suspicious, they so happen to find the Book of Law during the reign of Josiah (יאשיה) who is absent in Isaiah.

Jeremiah 1:1
The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah

In Nehemiah 8:4 Hilkiah stood on the right of Ezra when he read the law.

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Hilkiah probably means μεῖραξ Διός "young man of Zeus" or alternatively
σκύλαξ Διός cf. εἴρην Διός/Jeremiah

Shaphan and Shebna are probably the same name equivalent to the New Testament name Sceva. From σκύμνος.

Sheba/ σκύμνος; of women.

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In Joshua 8:34 he read from the Book of Law and in 2 Kings 22 a book of Law is found during reign of Josiah and a book of Law is found by Ezra and read to the people.

Joshua, Josiah, Hosea, Isaiah are all the same figure retrojected into the past to explain the right to the land and legitimatize the Law.

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In Micah 1:1 the prophet's name is מיכה (LXX. Μιχαιας) but in Jeremiah 26:18 it is מיכיה (LXX. Μιχαιας), thus more like Michaiah.

The LXX versions both have Μιχαιας which suggests מיכיה to be the original spelling

מיכה is a contraction of מיכיה and מיכיהו

The meaning of מיך יהו in Greek is μάντῖς Διός "Prophet of God" and thus Micah is a type of Moses משה/μάντῖς.

Mecca comes from μαντεία "seat of the oracle"

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The Book of Isaiah appears to be a stitching of multiple sources, for example Isaiah 2:2-4 copies Micah 4:1-3 and Isaiah 36–39 are word by word copies of 2 Kgs 18–20.

Isaiah 40 onwards chronologically jumps from Hezekiah to Cyrus, who would have written this?. Perhaps Isaiah 40-55 are part of another scripture that was lost.

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