Mohammed was prophesised in the Old Testament - The Prophecies you must know


1. The great nation of Ishmael

And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.Genesis 17:7 RSV

This is where God made a covenant between Himself and Abraham and ALL of his decedents. These decedents would include the decedents of both Isaac AND Ishmael. 52

”And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.”  Genesis 17:20 NIV

This verse is so important to understand. If Islam was a false religion and Muslims were following a false god, God wouldn’t refer to Ishmael’s seed as blessed, fruitful. If Ishmael’s seed (Muslims) were following a false religion then God wouldn’t refer to them as a great nation. Ishmael did have 12 sons who ruled their tribes. Islam did have 12 consecutive righteous/pious rulers that governed Islam. 52

2. A Prophet like 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 him.”
”And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”  Deuteronomy 18:18 KJV

God was speaking to Moses and told him he would raise them (the Jews) a prophet amongst their brethren (so not from the Jews but from their brethren). The Hebrew word for brethren: חֵאֲ’ (ach) in Hebrew also means relative, kinship, same tribe 53

Moses and his followers were descendants of Isaac, the brother of Isaac is Ishmael. It would make sense the prophet would come from the descendants of Ishmael. The Jews and Arabs are brethren (relatives). They are both descendants of Abraham. 52 54
To reaffirm that the prophet would be not from the children/ tribe of Israel and would come from the descendants of Ishmael :

Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses-whom the Lord singled out, face to face” Deuteronomy 34:10 The Jewish Study Bible

The Jewish Study Bible commentary states  Never again: Note the discrepancy between the perspective of this verse and the divine promise to Moses that the line of prophetic succession will continue in the future: I will raise up a prophet for them . . . like yourself" 55 
Deuteronomy 18:18 is prophesying a prophet like Moses, then later on we are told never again a prophet like Moses came from the tribe of Israel. This confirms that the prophet would be a gentile (non-Jew).

In Deuteronomy 18:18 God said ‘like unto thee’, i.e. the prophet being like Moses. Mohammed was like Moses. Look at the next table of comparison:


Comparison Criteria 52





Normal birth

Normal birth

Unusual birth

Family Life

Married, children

Married, children

No marriage, no children


Normal death

Normal death

Taken to heaven


Prophet / Statesman

Prophet / Statesman


Force emigration
(in adulthood)

To Median

To Madinah


Encounter with enemies

Physical and Moral battles

Physical and Moral battles

Moral battles

Writing down of revelation

In his life time (Torah)

In his life time (Quran)

After him

Nature of teachings

Spiritual / Legal

Spiritual / Legal


Brought new laws




Acceptance of leadership by his people

Rejected then accepted

Rejected then accepted

Rejected (by most Israelites)









Collins dictionary of the bible states: “As a statesman and lawgiver Moses is the creator of the Jewish people ... He led them out and he hammered them into a nation, with a law and a national pride, and a compelling sense of being chosen by a particular God who was supreme. The only man of history who can be compared even remotely to him (Moses) is Mahomet (Mohammed).” 56
”And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”  Deuteronomy 18:19 KJV

And God said He will put His words in this prophet’s mouth, meaning it would be revealed to him. The prophet will speak in God’s name.
Mohammed is the only prophet after Jesus that speaks in God’s name all the time.

Look at the Quran, Mohammed stated the verses of the Quran are not of himself and in every chapter of the Quran it starts with “In the Name of God”, Just like the above verse stated: He shall speak in my name. 54

3. Mecca is mentioned

“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.Deuteronomy 33:2 KJV

The lord came from Sinai (Eqypt) through Moses, Seir (Galilee) through Jesus, Paran (Mecca) through Mohammed. At Paran he came with ten thousand saints, which are Mohammeds followers who were very Pious and righteous. Mohammed did come with fiery (strict) law.   57

The below hadith (sayings and accounts of Mohammed) confirms it was Prophet Mohammed who came to Mecca with ten thousand people :

The Prophet left Medina (for Mecca) in the company of ten-thousand in (the month of) Ramadan, and that was eight and a half years after his migration to Medina. He and the Muslims who were with him, proceeded on their way to Mecca.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 4276, Book 59, Hadith 574

4. The book is delivered to him who is illiterate (not learned)

“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.” Isaiah 29:12 KJV

This story is told in the Muslim hadiths (sayings and accounts of Mohammed):
The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read." The Prophet added, used\2037418_xl-resized.jpg"The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me andagain asked me to read and I replied, 'I do not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied, 'I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists), created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous."  Hadith Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book 1 Revelation, Chapter 3

The Arabic word angel Gabriel used when telling Mohammed to read was “Iqra”. Iqra is derived from the Arabic root word “qara”.
“Read this, I pray thee” in Hebrew is “qara”, (kaw-raw)   58

So the book, the Quran is delivered to Mohammed who was not learned.


5. The Pilgrimage

11173279_xxl_resize.jpg“Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! SelahPsalm 84:4 RSV
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” Psalm 84:5 NIV
“As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.” Psalm 84:6 RSV

Selah or Sela is a mountain in Medina, Arabia which is in modern day Saudi Arabia. 59
Baca or Baka, or Bakkah is an ancient name for Mecca in Arabia which is modern day Saudi Arabia. 60

Mohammed and his followers were expelled from Mecca by the pagan ruling clan of Mecca and were forced to live in Medina. In 629 A.D. the pagan ruling clan made a peace treaty with Mohammed and allowed Mohammed and his followers to be able to do a pilgrimage to Mecca.  61

The above verses are prophesying this pilgrimage.

6. Mohammed is mentioned by name.

“My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.” Song of Solomon 5:10 KJV
The actual Hebrew word for “beloved” is “dod”, which means friend, esp. an uncle, father’s brother.   
The word “ruddy” means “to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy: be red”.
The author described Mohammeds reddish / rosy complextion.  62
Mohammed was in the company of ten thousand.  used\2037418_xl-resized.jpg

The Prophet left Medina (for Mecca) in the company of ten-thousand in (the month of) Ramadan, and that was eight and a half years after his migration to Medina. He and the Muslims who were with him, proceeded on their way to Mecca.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 4276, Book 59, Hadith 574

“His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.” Song of Solomon 5:11
The Hebrew word for “raven” is “ברע” which can also mean “arab”. 62


“His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” Song of Solomon 5:16

They have translated " םחםדים" wrongly, they translated it to ‘altogether lovely’, it should be Mohammed. If you listen to it in Hebrew you hear “Mohammed’im”, The IM sound denotes the plurality for majesty and honour. 63

Here below you can see the original hebrew and transliteration (how to prounce the hebrew) 64









His mouth

[Is] most sweet

He altogether

[Is] lovely.










[is] my beloved

And this

[is] my friend

O daughters

Of Jerusalem


7. The prophet will bring the new law to the Gentiles (Non Jews)

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.”
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.” Isaiah 42:1-4 KJV

“Mine elect” is translated in other versions of the bible as “chosen one”. In arabic “chosen one” is “Mustafa”. Mohammed was also known as Mustafa. 65
The verse continues with: He came and brought judgement and law to the Gentiles (non-jews). Mohammed came to the gentiles (non jews) whereas Jesus came to the Jews and not to the gentiles. He was a very peaceful messenger and did not raise his voice, his teachings also reflected this. 66

”I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;” Isaiah 42:6 KJV

It could not of been Jesus as he said:
“… I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 15:24 RSV

Again it is emphasized that this prophet will bring light to the gentiles i.e. Non Jews. This would be to all the nations of the world, to all mankind. The Quran confirms this is a universal message: 66

“And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind, but most of men know not.” Quran 34:28

"to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness." "I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other,nor my praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:7-8 RSV

Here it is clear the prophet will come to those who were in darkness worshipping idols. These were the Arabs, as the Jews were not idol worshippers but the Arabs were.


7764923_xl_resize.jpg“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.” Isaiah 42:9-10 KJV

The former things are come to pass, means the previous law will end and new things do I declare is the new law. It couldn’t be referring to Jesus as Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 : “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law”    66

A new song is a new law and this is the last law, the last testament.
Jesus did not sing a new song (a new law), he sang the same song (law) of Moses. 66


8. The new law will come from Arabia

Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Isaiah 42:11 RSV

Kedar is Mecca 67 in Arabia. 68
According to the Davis Dictionary of the Bible (1898): Kedar to the Hebrews was a tribe that descended from Ishmael, living in black tents, possessing flocks and camels, and having villages also in the wilderness. They were an Arabian tribe and from that Tribe Mohammed ultimately arose.  69

The villages of Kedar are in Arabia. Let them shout from the top of the mountains. Islam is the only religion where they call all to prayer by shouting/singing “God is the greatest, God is the greatest. I bear witness that there is no god but God”

Selah or Sela is a mountain in Medina, Arabia which is in modern day Saudi Arabia. 66

According to the Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion and Culture by Judith R. Baskin, Kenneth Seeskin and many other historical sources It is a historical fact that there were many Jewish tribes living within Mecca and Medina, the majority were dispersed in Medina. 70 71
What were they doing in Arabia i.e. Mecca and Medina? There clearly were learned Jews who understood the prophecies and were anxiously waiting for a prophet.  66

11515938_xxl_resize.jpgThis is what the Quran says:

“And indeed, it is [mentioned] in the scriptures of former peoples.”
“Is it not a sign to them that the learned scholars of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?”
Quran 26:197

“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16 KJV
This verse is obviously referring to the pagan Arabs who were misguided and no warner had been sent to them to correct them of their ways. The Arabs were a barbaric people who used to bury their daughters alive. Therefore they were clearly the ones who were blinded and were in darkness, whereas the Jews were not.
They had not been sent a messenger prior to Mohammed. They did not believe in the true God, they were idolaters.  The verse below verifies that it is a people who were idolaters i.e. not the Jews. 66

But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame.” Isaiah 42:17 NIV

“Or say they: ‘He (Muhammad) has forged it?’ Nay, it is the truth from your Lord, that you may warn a people to whom no warner has come before you (O Muhammad), in order that they may be guided.” Quran 32:3


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