denotes the bestowal of the Qur'an, for Paran is one of the mountains near Mecca.
C. This verse speaks of the extent of country over which the glory of God's
manifestation was visible to the Israelites when they were encamped in the desert near
Mount Sinai. A glance at the map will show you that Sinai, Seir, and Paran are three
mountains quite close to one another. Mount Paran is many hundreds of miles from
Mecca. If you read the verses in which Mount Paran and the desert of Paran are mentioned1,
you will see that it was in the Sinaitic Peninsula, not far from the borders of Egypt. The
verse has nothing to do with either the Gospel or the Qur'an.
208. M. Ps. xlv is a clear prophecy of Muhammad, "the prophet with the
sword," compare verses 3-5.
C. Verse 6 shows that this explanation is impossible, for Muhammadans never apply
to Muhammad the title of "God." The Psalm was therefore evidently fulfilled in
Christ (cf. Pss. ii, lxxii, cx). The "king's daughter" of verse 13 is the bride
of Christ, that is the Christian Church (cf. Rev. xxi. 2), and the conquest is primarily
that of Satan and all his hosts (cf. Rev. xix. 11-21). In Heb. i. 8, 9 it is clearly
stated that verse 6 refers to Christ2.