may draw from it what you believe to be prophecies regarding Muhammad. If you reject
the Bible, these latter fail you and you are none the better off; for your Qur'an
testifies to the truth and authenticity of the Bible, and, if the latter be not worthy of
credence, there must be something radically wrong with the Qur'an.]
202. M. Surah III., Al 'Imran, 75 leads us to expect to find prophecies of
Muhammad in the Old Testament, and Surah LXI., As Saff, 6 assures us of a very distinct
prophecy which Jesus, in the Gospel, uttered regarding him. I proceed therefore to adduce
first the Old Testament and then the New Testament predictions concerning Muhammad.
First of all comes the wonderful prophecy in Deut. xviii. 18, where God said to Moses,
"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
This prophecy evidently refers to Muhammad. For (1) the promised prophet was not to be
from among the Israelites but from among their brethren, the Ishmaelites (compare
Gen. xxv. 9, 18); and (2) no such prophet ever did arise among the Israelites (Deut. xxxiv.
C. This last verse refers only to the time when the final chapter of Deuteronomy
was written, as is evident from the word "yet." [On the other hand Deut. xviii.
15 shows that the prophet foretold