Is Muhammad mentioned in the Bible?
Muslims will cling to any lie to confirm that their religion is true. Sometimes they make claims that are downright ridiculous.
A Muslim sent me the following video to prove that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible.
Please watch the video before reading further.
The claim is that the chapter 5:16, of the Song of Songs, mentions Muhammad by name.
This chapter does not mention Muhammad. The Hebrew word mahamaddim in this verse is not a proper name and it has nothing to do with Muhammad. It means “delights” or delightfulness.”
To clarify the trick I will use the same absurd argument to prove that the Bible mentions my both names several times. In fact there are hundreds of references to my names, Ali and Sina in the Bible. In the following biblical verses I have highlighted my name for all the doubters to see.
Genesis 45:26 They told him, “Joseph is still alive!
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind.
Ezekiel 1:16 They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike.
Jeremiah 6:13 From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
Exodus 19:20 And the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai,
Psalm 68:8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
If Muhammad is mentioned once in the entire Bible, my both names are repeated hundreds of times in both the New and the Old Testaments. That is not all, I can find my name in pretty much every book written. Is this a miracle or what? Doesn’t this prove that I am way superior to Muhammad, foretold by all religious, scientific, historic, fiction and non-fiction books of the past and present and most likely not in one but in many languages?
This is how Muhammad is mentioned in the verse 5:16 of the Song of Songs. Do you see the deception? Isn’t it embarrassing that Muslims engage in such tricks? Obviously they are not embarassed.
All the so called miracles of Islam are of this kind. They are deceptions. There are no miracles in the Quran or for Islam, anywhere. The only miracle is in the fact that over a billion otherwise sane people have abandoned reason and follow a man with a questionable sanity.
The verse 5:16 of Song of Songs does not talk about Muhammad any more than the above biblical verses talk about me. This is an erotic poem that a woman is singing for her beloved. It’s not a prophecy. It does not talk about Muhammad, Jesus or anyone else. In fact, as you’ll see below, Muslims have objected to the very existanc of this poem in a religious text.
The translation of the verse 5:16 is:
|his mouth is sweet||Hkw mmtqym|
|and all of him is delights||wklw mHmdym|
|this is my love||zh dwdy|
|and this is my darling||wzh r`y|
|daughters of Jerusalem||bnwt yrwshlm|
In the above video the first four letters of the word mHmdym are selected and passed through the SDL Translator. Of course the dictionary translates it as Muhammad. If I cut and paste the first three letters of Alike in the translator, the online translator will not recognize the world Alike because this word is not entered. Instead it recognizes “Ali” as a proper name.
Do you see how Muslims play their games of deception? Why smart people allow themselves to be fooled with such cheap tricks? It’s because they want to be fooled. Muhammad said that he is mentioned in the Bible. Muslims must find him in the Bible at any cost.
Let us try to insert the entire verse in the SDL Translator and see if we still get Muhammad.
Copy the verse from its sourse.
חִכּוֹ, מַמְתַקִּים, וְכֻלּוֹ, מַחֲמַדִּים; זֶה דוֹדִי וְזֶה רֵעִי, בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִָם.
And paste it in the online translator. http://www.freetranslation.com/
This is what you get.
“His, sweets, is,.; this is my cousin and this is my daughters, Jerusalem.”
What happened to Muhammad? Muhammad was never in this verse in the same way that “Ali” does not exist in the word “alienate, alive or alike.”
At the end of the video a shameless man by the name of Abdul Raheem Green lies and says a rabbi told him Jews will never accept Muhammad even though they know he is a true prophet. How shameless can one get?
So what should be done with these obstinate Jews who know the truth and still reject it? The answer was given by Muhammad Kadhab (the liar).
“You will indeed fight against the Jews and you will kill them to the point where the rock and the tree will say: ‘O Muslim! O ‘Abdullaah (slave of Allaah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him.’ Except for al-Gharqad for it is from the trees of the Jews.” Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
Here is how Answering-Islam.com responds to this inane claim.
The Hebrew word mHmdym is a common, and not a proper noun (i.e. not a name).
The same word occurs again as a common noun in Hosea 9:6,16; 1 Kings 20:6; Lamentations 1:10,11; 2:4; Isaiah 64:10; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Ezekiel 24:16,21,25. In the last passage (Ezekiel 24:16, “the desire of thine eyes”) it is applied to a woman, Ezekiel’s wife (compare verse 18), and to the sons and daughters of the idolatrous Jews (verse 25). It would be just as wise to apply the word to Muhammad HERE as in the Song of Songs.
In Arabic many words are formed from the same root, but they do not on that account denote Muhammad. An ignorant Muslim might just as well assert that Muhammad’s name occurred in Surah 1, Al Fatihah, verse 1: Al hamdo lillahi Rabbi ‘lalamin (“Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds”). In the same way a Hindu might assert that the name of Ram or some other of his deities was mentioned in the Qur’an, because in Sura 30, Ar-Rum, verse 1, we read ” the Romans have been overcome,” where Arabic dictionaries give “Rum” as if derived from the root “ram”. This kind of argument is unworthy of men of learning and judgment.
A newsgroup article in regard to that:
Song of Songs 5:16 is no more a reference to Muhammad than it is to
Mumattaq or to David. Finding the name of Muhammad is child’s play.
Because Arabic and Hebrew share a cognate word [Hmd], there are of
course several other similar occurrences in the Hebrew scriptures.
The New Bantam-Megiddo Hebrew & English Dictionary lists…
Hmd (yHmwd) p covet, lust after
Hmd z delight, loviness
Hmdh n desire, object of desire
Hmdnwt covetousness, lustfulness
It is also interesting to note: Many Muslims are “outraged” that something like the Song of Songs by Solomon which is a love song and sometimes very open in its erotic language could be part of the Word of God, the Bible. But then, they completely “forget” this argument and try to find in the middle of this very same love poem expressing this woman’s desire for her lover the name of Muhammad and are not the least embarrassed by this. Have a look at the whole context of Song of Songs 5-6. The argument goes: This should not be in the Bible, such erotic language is unworthy of the Word of God, but it is a prophecy of Muhammad nevertheless.
A further problem is that even though Muslims need to find Muhammad mentioned because the Qur’an claims so, the Song of Songs is neither part of the Torah nor the Gospel, so that this verse wouldn’t help at all to satisfy this demand of the Qur’an even if it were to speak about Muhammad.