Was Mohammed Prophesied in the Bible?
· Deut. 18:15-18 when it says, “The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken… I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” It is speaking of Mohammed.
· Muslims say that Deut. 33:2 “And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.” Is speaking of the great three visitations of God; one to Moses on Mount Sinai, one to Yeshua (Jesus) in “Seir” and one to Mohammed in “Paran.”
· Muslims say that Psalm 45:3-5 “Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.” Refers to Mohammed as the one who drew out the spear because Mohammed was known as the “prophet of the sword” and that this could not refer to Yeshua (Jesus) because He never came bearing a sword or spear.
Muslims say that the “Comforter” in John 14:16, 15:26 and 16:7 is referring to Mohammed just because the Greek word “paraclete” is similat like the word used in Sura 61:6 where Muhammed is called Allah’s “periclytos” or “praised one.”
· The Prophet was to be “from the midst” of them, meaning a countrymen, in other words an Israelite, not an Arab. Yeshua fulfilled this passage perfectly for He was a Prophet and a countrymen (Luke 13:33, Gal. 4:4) and spoke what God the Father commanded Him (John 8:28).
· We note that this is geographically and impossibility; Paran and Seir are in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt (Gen. 14:6, Num. 10:12; 12:16-13:3). Seir is nowhere near where Yeshua (Jesus) ministered and Paran is nowhere near Mecca where Mohammed ministered. Yeshua was never in Seir and Mohammed is not recorded as even being in or having a vision in of the LORD in Paran.
· We believe that the person spoken of in this passage is God and hence Yeshua (Jesus) for Yeshua came out of God (John 1, John 8:58, John 17) and that Yeshua will come bearing a sword as it says in Revelation 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
Paraclete and periclytos are two totally different words. Yeshua himself identifies this “paraclete” or “Comforter” as the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in John 14:26 given to Yeshua’s followers which occurred in Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4 which is 10 later days on Shavuot (Pentecost) and not 600 years later. Also, the “Comforter” would be with God’s people forever. This cannot be Mohammed, he has been dead over 1300 years.