Prophet Muhammad
Prophet Mohammad pbuh in the Bible and the Torah.

There are several words in the Old Testament referring to Prophet Muhammadpbuh: m-’ōḏ mə-’ōḏ, Hamda or Hemda (Aramaic), equivalent to Ha-ehmet / -ehmet (Hebrew), mê-ḥam-mā-ṯōw, Mahamadim and maḥ-maḏ or maḥ-maḏa.

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There are several words in the Old Testament referring to Prophet Muhammad pbuh: m-’ōḏ mə-’ōḏ, Hamda or Hemda (Aramaic), equivalent to Ha-ehmet / -ehmet (Hebrew), mê-ḥam-mā-ṯōw, Mahamadim and maḥ-maḏ or maḥ-maḏa. These words are found in several places in the Bible. The following lines are examining only one of the cases. For more information you can refer to the source.

Ehmet and Ahmed :
Ehmet with all its derivatives has 127 occurrences in the OT(Old Testament). It means truth, righteous, faith/faithful, trustworthy-ness, and so on. the verses Psalm 145:18 and Isaiah 59:14-15 are with close relation to Ahmad(another name for Prophet Mohammad pbuh).
The word “Ehmet” has some relations to prophetic texts in some parts of the Bible, if not all. For example, in Psalm 145:18 we read:
Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him through Ehmet.


It is fascinating how the verse reflects the Shi’ite view of Shafaat (plead) through Prophet Muhammadpbuh. We also have verses in the NT(New Testament) providing evidence that the word Ehmet is indeed Ahmed, such as John 14:16 and 16:13.
According to King James Version Lexicon, (תמא’ĕ-met) literally means “truth” and “trustworthiness”.

It is the exact meaning of Arabic “Ameen” which is the nickname of Prophet Mohammad pbuh. The pronunciation of Ehmet תמא and Ahmed احمد is almost identical. We must not forget the differences in the pronunciations of names in Hebrew and Arabic, such as î-šū-‘āh העושי and Eisa عيسي(Jesus) or yitz’chak קחצי and Is-haqاسحاق (Isaac).

Beside mentioning the name of Prophet Mohammad pbuh directly, there are many cases in which he is promised to come. Here we explain one case:

A Prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18)

Deuteronomy, the fifth book of Torah, teaches us that God have informed Moses pbuh the advent of a prophet. Here are evidences which prove that prophet is Prophet Muhammad pbuh. We read in Deuteronomy 18 that Moses asked God not to show his fire and the great sound again for he would die from it. God accepted Moses’ request and informed him coming of a Prophet from the Israelites Brethren:
Deuteronomy 18:16-19 NIV(New International Version)
16 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” 17 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. 19 If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.”
According to these verses the prophet has the following five characteristics:
1) He will be like Moses pbuh.
2) He will come from the brothers of the Israelites.
3) God will put His words in the mouth of the prophet and he will declare what God commands him.
4) He will speak in God’s name.
5) If someone does not listen to these words, God will call him to account.
Let us examine these characteristics in depth.
1)A prophet like Moses pbuh:
Moses and Muhammad pbut are very much alike, because: 1) Both were born naturally, from human parents. 2) Both lived most of their lives without parents. 3) Both were married and had children. 4) Both were given a comprehensive law and code of life. 5) Both encountered their enemies and were victorious in miraculous ways. 6) Both were accepted as prophets and statesmen by their people. 7) Both migrated following conspiracies to assassinate them. 8) Both were king and prophet same time. 9) Both had direct occasion of inspiration from God, Moses pbuh in Mt. Sinai and Muhammad pbuh in Me’raaj. 10) Both died and buried.

 

Christians claim that this prophecy is about Jesus pbuh, because he was an Israelite. Nevertheless, they are puzzled when we ask about any other commonality between Moses and Jesus pbut. If we look at the differences between them, it will be impossible to consider Jesuspbuh the promised prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18. Here is a list of differences between Moses and Jesus pbut: 1) Their birth was different; Moses pbuh with human father and mother while Jesus pbuh had only Mother. 2) Moses pbuh migrated but Jesus pbuh never did. 3) Moses pbuh revived a set of laws, but Jesus pbuh was only to establish the laws. Although modern Christianity even does not believe that Jesus pbuh had anything to do with the laws of Mosespbuh, except to void it; “He came to save mankind from the Torah” they say. 4) Moses pbuh fought with his enemies, Jesus pbuh never did. 5) Moses pbuh was accepted by his people, Jesus pbuh was rejected. 6) Mosespbuh was the king and commander of his people, Jesuspbuh was not. 7) Moses married (had at least two wives) and had children, there is no evidence if Jesus pbuh married. 8) Moses pbuh is a prophet but Christians call Jesus pbuh “the son of God” 9) Moses pbuh died but Jesus pbuh ascended to Heaven.
2)From the brothers of the Israelites.
Abraham pbuh had two sons from Hagar and Sarah, Ishmael and Isaac pbut (Genesis 21). Ishmael pbuh became the grandfather of the Arab nation, and Isaac pbuh became the grandfather of the Jewish nation. The prophet spoken of was not to come from among the Jews themselves, but from among their brothers, i.e. the Ishmaelite. Muhammad pbuh, a descendant of Ishmael, is indeed this prophet. Also, Isaiah 42:1-13 speaks of the servant of God, His “chosen one” and “messenger” who will bring down a law. Verse 11, connects the awaited one with the descendants of Kedar (second son of Ishmaelpbuh), the ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
3) God will put His words in the mouth of the prophet
The words of God (the Holy Quran) were truly put into Prophet Muhammad’s mouth pbuh. God sent Angel Gabriel to teach Prophet Muhammad pbuh the exact words of God (the Holy Quran) and asked him to dictate them to people as he heard them. He replied: “I cannot read”. They did not come from his own thoughts, but were put into his mouth by the Angel. For second time, the Angel asked him to read; “I am not learned” he replied; then the Angel revealed him the first passage of the Quran, five verses from Chapter 96 (Al-Alaq):
The Quran 96:1-5
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 1 Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- 2 Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: 3 Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful, 4 He Who taught (the use of) the pen, 5 Taught man that which he knew not.
During the lifetime of Prophet Muhammadpbuh, and under his supervision, these words were then memorized and written down by his companions.
4) He will speak in God’s name.
The Quran is the only Holy Book starts with the statement: In the name of God. Indeed 113 chapters out of 114 begin with the phrase, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Even the chapter, which does not start with the exact statement, chapter 9, do have the word “Allah” (God) at the very first line.
5) If someone does not listen to these words, God will call him to account.
This, the very last statement, shows that God will send rules and laws that require people to obey them. No book can compete with the Quran in perfection of Divine laws and rules. Can the Gospels be another candidate? By examining the Gospels we know that they do not pass the criteria of Deuteronomy 18:18. The Gospels do not bring new laws because Jesus bpuh did not come laws of Moses (Matthew 5:17), although it did not work out because people rejected him. It is believed in Christianity that Jesuspbuh came to be crucified; “his mission was not to bring laws or a scripture but to pay for the inherited sin of mankind”, Christians say; it is what the Churches teach. How then they can consider Deuteronomy 18:18 a prophecy concerning Jesuspbuh, knowing that his mission was not to tell people what to do and what no to do, because people already knew those from the OT. He was simply reminding them the laws of Mosespbuh.
The other point in these verses which we should pay attention is that God told Moses :”I will raise up (not will “give birth” and not “will beget”) a prophet, not “a god” or not “a begotten son”!(as Christian claims) .

Source:  The Sprit of Truth, Bible the.  Herald of Quran/Esmail Hemmati/ 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

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