Is there are prophecies concerning Mohammed in the Bible?
Q9. Dr. Labib, before the birth of Christ, there were a great number of prophecies concerning Him. And someone's question is, is there are prophecies concerning Mohammed in the Bible?
To be honest, there are no prophecies concerning Mohammed in the Bible. Nevertheless, the Muslim clerics say that the prophecy in Deuteronomy Chapter 18 concerning Christ, which Moses has uttered, about the coming prophet, they say that this prophet like Moses is Mohammed. And they say that the Holy Spirit, if you change the name in Greek, it might be translated into 'praise' which is derived from the word 'Mohammed' or 'Ahmed' or 'Hamad' or something like that.
Then, of course, they are applying Isaiah Chapter 42, about the servant who's chosen by Yehova, as Mohammed. But all these prophecies, totally talks about something else. The prophecy in Deuteronomy Chapter 18 speaks about more a prophet like Moses. Mohammed was not a prophet like Moses. First of all, Moses was a miracle worker. Mohammed is not a miracle worker. Moses was full of wisdom. He was trained in the most sophisticated university of Egypt. Mohammed was illiterate. Moses led his people from bondage into freedom. What did Mohammed do? When you come to the Holy Spirit, it is a spirit, it is not human, so it cannot be applied to Mohammed. And when you come to the servant in Isaiah Chapter 42, chosen by God, Jesus Christ, according to the gospel of Matthew. So all the prophecies applied by the clerics in Islam, that they say that it indicates the coming of Mohammed, are not at all about Mohammed. And absolutely, emphatically, there are no prophecies concerning Mohammed in the Bible.