time of Jesus. The Old Testament was then complete, and its canon closed as it
now is. We see therefore that the "Tourât " spoken of in the Corân
is the entire Old Testament;the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets, as used
and acknowledged in the time of Jesus.
The passage seems to refer to the promise by Jesus of the Paraclete or
Comforter; which being read Periclyte is thus appropriated by Mahomet as a
prophecy of himself.