(see also verse 19) with Matt. xvii. 5, "Hear ye Him" (cf. Mark ix. 2; Luke
In fact, what you have to do is first of all to prove Muhammad to be a
prophet. It will then be time enough to proceed to prove, if you can, that he is the
prophet referred to in Deut. xviii. 15, 18.
205. M. There are many other prophecies regarding Muhammad1 in the
For example Gen. xlix. 10. Here "Shiloh" is a title of Muhammad, whose very
name may be said to occur in verse 8; "Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise":
for Muhammad means "he who is much praised."
C. The Torah was not written in Arabic but in Hebrew, and the word in the original
which is rendered "shall praise" is not in the slightest degree like
"Muhammad," but is the verb from which "Judah" is derived. Verse 8
refers the praise to Judah. Muhammad was not a Jew. Shiloh means "he to
whom it belongs," and the old Jewish commentators rightly explained it as a title of
the Messiah2. [Onk., Targ. of Jonathan, Targum of Jerusalem, "until the
coming of king Messiah." The Tract Sanhedrin of the Talmud says it is the