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For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
After the Babylonian capture, Prophet Haggi gave this prophecy to the Jews to alleviate their pains and sufferings
This prophecy is discussing a certain prophet who is given the epithet "the desired by all nation". Abd Alahad Dawoud, a previous erudite priest and versatile in ancient languages, says that the Hebrew word used in the place of the phrase "the desired one is" Mahmd and Hamdout in other version, the word is very close to the spelling and pronunciation of the word" Muhammad", the prophet of Islam. It was the habit of the Holy Book translators that they translated the proper names into their meanings just to conceal its meaning.
Godfrey Higgins says in his book" Apocalypses “:
From this root, the pretended prophet Mohammed or Mahomet, had his name.” Sir Hggin says,” Here Mohammed” is expressly foretold by Haggi, and by name; there is no interpolation here. There is no evading this clear text and its meaning ...”
However, the prophecy determines certain events that would accompany the "desired one" in the prophecy.
The Christian apologists, as usual, attribute any prophecy in the Old Testament to Jesus, so they attribute this prophecy to Jesus though it doesn't fit him because the proper name in the prophecy doesn't apply to Jesus. Moreover Jesus was never "the desired one to all nations", he was sent to the children of Israel as he himself said:
The prophecy is talking about someone who would undermine the ancient dynasties and bring peace to a certain land, Jesus did not undermine kingdoms nor did he bring peace to the land, he even foretold the destruction of the temple and that Jews would be crushingly defeated. So how can the one in the prophecy be Jesus though he would bring peace to the land, Jerusalem had never tasted peace or security during or after the advent of Jesus.
After the death of Haggi , Jerusalem was attacked by the Greek and by their dynasties that were established in Syria and Egypt. Also, the Romans attacked it in 67 C.E, 37 C.E , 70 Ad and 130 Ad, these attacks were repeated several times till the city was evacuated, and its name was changed. So the Temple, God's house, was repeatedly destroyed before and after the advent of Jesus.
In fact, this prophecy fits prophet Mohammed because he was the desired one whom all the prophets in the Old testament gave tidings about, even in the Hindus book there are mentions of his name, qualities, and many other things.Moreover, his proper name is mentioned so clearly in the Hebrew text as we have already shown.
The prophecy states that: " The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts."
The previous two lines refer two holy houses; one is determined by the adjective "the former" and the other by the word "the latter".
No doubt the former house is that which was in Jerusalem (the Temple) which was destroyed several times and completely uprooted to the extent that no one could even determine where it was.
The prophecy is talking about "a latter house" that shall be greater than "the former" and in that place God will give peace. The latter house is the Holy Mosque in Mekka.
The Holy Mosque in Mekka( Also Baca as stated in Psalm 48
No doubt the prophecy is talking about the Holy Mosque in Mekka(also Baca), the locus of the Islamic call. This Holy Mosque is greater because a large number of Muslims travelled to it from all the corners of the world, and All Muslims do their prayers while keeping their faces to. This place" the latter house" has never suffered any kinds of wars as did the former Holy House, this place is overwhelmed by peace and security to the extent that even animals and birds there are not allowed to be haunted.
So the prophecy is talking about Prophet Mohammed who brought peace.