𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
It is significant that we have named the Bible as “distorted” in the heading. Distorted means falsified and changed. All proofs that we are going to present here are proofs about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that were carefully removed from the Bible and hence distorted.
Despite the precise and careful works of the distorting process to remove each verse that informed about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from the Bible, there remained so many proofs. If there are so many signs for Him (PBUH) in the distorted Bible, then how many signs were there in the authentic Bible that was revealed to the Jesus (AS)? Just think of it!
The distortions that Christians and Jews made in their books especially removing the verses of news that informed about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are mentioned in the Qur’an as follows:
“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: “This is from Allah” to traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write and for the gain they make thereby.” Quran (2:79)
“O People of the Book! there hath come to you Our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now unnecessary): there hath come to you from Allah a (new) Light and a perspicuous Book. ―” Quran (al-Maeda, 15)
The Qur’an informs us that Christians covered up a lot of information that was revealed to Jesus (AS). Some portion of this information is the expression in the Bible about the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In this section, we are going to analyze the expressions about the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that exist in the Bible.
Who is Paraclete whose name is mentioned in the Bible?
Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him in the Bible:
1- (John 14: 16,17): Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Paraclete to be with you forever — “
2- (John 14: 26): Jesus said, “But the Paraclete, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”
3- (John 14: 29): Jesus said, “I have told you now before the Paraclete comes, so that when he comes you may believe.”
4- (John 15: 26): Jesus said, “When the Paraclete comes, whom I will send you from the Father – will testify about me…”
5- (John 16: 7): Jesus said, “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Paraclete will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.”
6- (John 16: 13): Jesus said, “… But when the Paraclete comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.”
7- (John 16: 14): Jesus said, “… The Paraclete will glorify me because he will receive from me what is mine and will tell it to you.”
The original form of the Biblical expression given above as Paraclete and given as good news by the Prophet Jesus (PBUH) is “Munhamenna” in Syriac and “Periklytos” in Greek. The equivalent word of it in Arabic is “Ahmad”.
The Greek expression of Periklytos of the Bible, that is, “Ahmad” exists as “Briklitus” in some sources. As “Ahmad” (PBUH) is the name of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it is expressed by the Qur’an that His name is “Ahmad” in the Bible. (See. Saff, 61/6)
And, all characteristics mentioned above are owned only by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Then, it is the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who is mentioned as the awaited person in the Bible and given the good news about.
Besides, the word “Paraclete” is explained in Biblical interpretations as “the rightful person who will distinguish between the truth and falsehood”; that it, is the name of the person who will lead humans to the truth after Jesus (AS). Can anyone other than Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) who performed this duty more than him be shown in this world?
Evidence from the Bible Prophet Muhammed ‘PBUH’ is (The Paraclete=The Comforter= Comforting Advocate)