This is probably not a surprised to scripture veterans, but noticed that Mark 1:2-3 is a quotation from two separate sources, Isaiah and Malachi, but it is ascribed only to Isaiah by the author of Mark. That leads the question above.

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    Mark says that the quotations come from 'as it is written in the prophets' [KJV] ως γεγραπται εν τοις προφηταις [Stephens 1550]. Why do you say the writer only attributes Isaiah ? – Nigel J Aug 29 '18 at 20:47
  • @NigelJ The NASB says "As it is written in Isaiah the prophet..." (Mark 1:2). It makes no mention of Malachi or any prophet other than Isaiah. – Calicoder Aug 30 '18 at 19:08
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    Stephens, Elzevir, Beza and Scrivener all agree : ως γεγραπται εν τοις προφηταις, as it is written in the prophets. – Nigel J Aug 31 '18 at 0:08

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