1 Cor. 11:5,13
1 Cor. 15:31
- Genesis 49:10
- "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
- Moslems assert that Shiloh is a name for Muhammad. They do this on the basis that Shiloh means Peace, which is also a possible meaning of the word Islam, and that Shiloh would not be a Jew as after his time the sceptre shall depart from Judah.
- The passage here makes no reference to prophethood. One cannot claim it to be a prophecy of one who was mainly known as a prophet rather than a king.
- There is no reason to suppose that Shiloh is a Gentile. The king's sceptre was to remain with Judah until the coming of Shiloh; Shiloh is the last of the kings of Judah appointed by God. After Shiloh there were to be no more.
- Shiloh is to rule the nations (people in the AV). Muhammad never ruled more than a few tribes but Jesus will rule the whole world in his kingdom.
- The word Shiloh does not really mean peace. There is no need to connect the word with the word Islam.
- The passage prophecies that the kingship of Israel would pass down the generations in the lineage of Judah until Shiloh, the last king of this line who would rule the nations. Jesus is a fulfillment of this prophecy, being a descendent of David who was of Judah.