Muslims often quote this verse in the bible as foretelling mohammeds coming:
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Christians dispute this and say this is actually fortelling Jesus. This would be more accurate as Jesus was an Israelite while mohammed was not. A lot of Christians call Jesus a prophet (he called Himself a prophet in Luke 13:33), however Jesus also says:
For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist.
Confused? Me too. One could make the argument that there are two kinds of prophet. One type whose sole job it is to be a prophet (Moses, John the Baptist, Jerimiah etc) and then someone whose role and authority is so big that it, by its nature, encompasses the role of a prophet along with everything else (this would be God/Jesus).
Considering this, can one argue to a muslim that DEUT 18:18 does not foretell mohammed but instead foretells John the Baptist, simply by virtue of Jesus’ own words in Luke 7:28?
**P.S. **On a side note, when Jesus says “born of women”, is this a differentiation from being “born of the spirit” in baptism? And so would differentiate between a prophet in OT times and a prophet who has been baptized (as Jesus was in the sea of Galilee).