Some Muslim scholars state that Habakkuk 3:3 refers to Mohammed coming from Paran (Arabia). Is this true?


Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.

First, this verse speaks of God coming - not Muhammad (cf. Deut. 33:2). Second, the subject of the praise and glory is God - not Muhammad. Third, Teman is hundreds of miles away from Mecca.

The verse does not apply to Muhammad.

Please see Christianity and Islam Contrasted

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).