muhummed's experience in the cave of hira, later to be known as jabal-un-noor— the mountain of light, and his response to that first revelation is the exact fulfilment of another biblical prophecy. in the book of isaiah, chapter 29, verse 12, we read: "
"saying, read this, i pray thee:" (the words 'i pray thee", are not in the hebrew manuscripts, compare with the roman catholics' "douay version" and also with the "revised standard versions") "
let me quote the verse in full without a break as found in the "king james version," or the "authorised version" as it is more popularly known: "
it may be noted that there were no arabic bibles* in existence in the 6th century of the christian era when muhummed lived and preached! besides, he was absolutely unlettered and unlearned. no human had ever taught him a word. his teacher was his creator—
* there are today arabic bibles in fifteen different scripts and dialects for the arabs alone. see "the gospels in many tongues", a reproduction, in book i of vol. 11 under the heading “a muslim dictionary of the bible." alternative title "combat
"he does not speak (aught), of (his own) desire
it is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
he was taught by
(sura najm) holy quran 53:3-5
without any human learning, 'he put to shame the wisdom of the learned'."