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#86 - Was the Prophet Muhammed referenced in the Bible?

by Robert Nguyen Cramer

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Question/insight #86:

Is the noble Prophet Muhammed mentioned in the Bible or referred to anywhere in the text of the Bible?

Response #86:

Muhammed is not mentioned anywhere in the Old Testament or New Testament of the Bible. Muhammed lived from 570-629 A.D. All of the books comprising the Bible were written over four centuries before Muhammed was born.

Islamic tradition traces Arab ancestry back to Ishmael, Abraham's and Hagar's son. According to Genesis 21:18, God said to Hagar regarding Ishmael, "I will make a great nation out of his descendants."

I have read excerpts of a book titled, Muhammed in the Bible, by Abdul-Ahad Dawud. The author contends that Muhammed was prophesied in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. That is clearly an opinion that he holds that is not shared by Jews or Christians.

For descriptions of Ishmael, the son of Abraham, from whom both Muslims and Jews trace their common ancestry, see:


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