The name “AHMAD” found in the Bible
May 24, 2017
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There are prophecies about the coming of Propet Muhammad (pbuh) inside the Bible. But one clear evidence is Isaiah 42:1-4 where you can find the word “AHMED /AHMAD” which is translated as “whom I uphold”.
“Behold! My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect One, in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 2 He shall not cry out, nor raise His voice, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench. In truth He shall bring forth justice. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands shall wait for His law.”
— Isaiah 42:1-4
In Hebrew, WHOM I UPHOLD is:
Now go to “Google Translate” This is what you’ll find:
Isaiah 42 is among the earliest and the most common prophecies referred to by Muslims. Since the time of Muhammad, Muslims believed that it was fulfilled by no one other than him. The first verse begins with: “Behold my Servant, whom I uphold; mine Elect…”. The Hebrew word which was translated to “whom I uphold” is “אתמך”(Etmokh). This word never appears anywhere in the entire Bible except here.Muslim authors, pointing to the similarity between the writing of “אתמך”(etmokh) and the writing of “אחמד” which is the name Ahmad, suggested that an intended distortion might have been done by the scribes of Scripture in the first verse of this chapter in order to hide the name of the Chosen Servant of God which is “אחמד” (Ahmad). Muhammad is believed by Muslims to be the Chosen Servant of God and his Light, while Christians believe that Jesus was God, begotten of God, not the servant of God.Thus, some Muslim writers argue Christians have no right to call Isaiah 42 a prophecy of Jesus. Qur’an 3:159, Qur’an 9:128 and Qur’an 68:4 shed a light on the gentle character of Muhammad, and from the time they knew him, Muslims looked at Muhammad as the mercy sent by God to all the creation. Among the ones who believed that Muhammad fulfilled Isaiah 42 was Ayeshah bint Abī Bakr “the wife of Muhammad”, ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As, Ka’ab al-Ahbar, and Abdullah ibn Salam.