People of the Book – part 11

So far what I have done is to prove only one point out of the whole prophecy- that is proving the phrase ‘like unto thee – ‘Like You’ – ‘Like Moses’. The Prophecy is much more than this single phrase which reads as follows : “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee…….” The emphasis is on the words- “From among their brethren.”
Moses and his people, the Jews, are here addressed as a racial entity, and as such their ‘brethren’ would undoubtedly be the Arabs. You see, the Holy Bible speaks of Abraham as the “Friend of God”. Abraham had two wives – Sarah and Hagar. Hagar bore Abraham a son – his first born- ‘……And Abraham called HIS SON’S name, which Hagar bare Ishmael.’ (Genesis 16:15). ‘And Abraham took Ishmael his son……” (Genesis 17:23). ‘And Ishmael HIS SON was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.'(Genesis 17:25). Up to the age of THIRTEEN Ishmael was the ONLY son and seed of Abraham, when the covenant was ratified between God and Abraham. God grants Abraham another son through Sarah, named Isaac, who was very much the junior to his brother Ishmael.

If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the BRETHREN of the children of the other. The children of Isaac are the Jews and the Children of Ishmael are the Arabs – so they are BRETHREN to one another. The Bible affirms, ‘and he (ISHMAEL) shall dwell in the presence of all his bretheren’ (Genesis 16:12). ‘and he (ISHMAEL) died in the presence of his bretheren (Genesis 25:18). The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites. In like manner Muhummed is from among the brethren of the Israelites because he was a descendant of Ishmael the son of Abraham. This exactly as the prophecy has it- ‘FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN’.(Deut.18:18). There the prophecy distinctly mentions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must arise NOT from the ‘children of Israel’ or from ‘among themselves’, but from among their brethren. Muhammed therefore was from among their bretheren!

The prophecy proceeds further: “…….and I will putmy words into his mouth…….’ What does it mean when it is said ‘I will put my words in your mouth’? You see, if I asked you to open Deuteronomy chapter 18, verse 18, at the beginning, and if I had asked you to read, and if you had read: would I be putting my words into your mouth?
But If I were to teach you a language like Arabic about which you have no knowledge, and if I asked you to read or repeat after me what I utter would I not be putting these unheard words of a foreign tongue which you utter, into your mouth? In an identical manner, the words of the Qurân, were revealed by the Almighty God to Muhummed.

Author: Novus Lectio

You'll never know what you'll read next. Random lecture is what is all about but one thing is for sure, it's by the same author who wrote The Theory of Fate and Who Went Out of Africa

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