In a 1958 newspaper article, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad indicated that David was a title of the Messiah, the one prophesied to appear 2,000 years after the historical Jesus.
NEWARK, Del. (PRWEB) March 06, 2019
David is mentioned more times in the Bible than any other prophet. Most Biblical scholars agree that David is among the most central characters in the Old and New Testaments, because the Messianic prophecies reinforce the notion that Christ arises from his loins. This is emphatically declared in the Gospel of John 7:42; and as such, is a major theme in the theology of Christianity.
Notwithstanding, many archaeologists have doubted the existence of David because no substantive proof of his life or his kingdom has been found outside of the Bible. Other scholars question David’s existence because the reality of life today is not in the continuum of the events involving his reign. In this lecture, Karriem Allah brings a sensible resolution to this issue through an examination of the Messianic prophecies that mention David.
For example, David is mentioned in the Messianic prophecies given by other prophets, such as Ezekiel, Hosea and Zechariah. According to Biblical historians, David’s reign predates some of these prophets by thousands of years. Why then would they have a prophecy regarding the work of David when he was no longer living by that time? To whom were these prophets referring?
In a 1958 newspaper article, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad indicated that David was a title of the Messiah, the one prophesied to appear 2,000 years after the historical Jesus. When this insight is applied to the Messianic prophecies that mention David, the distinction between what is historical and what is prophetic can be resolved. Karriem Allah applies this principle to several Messianic prophecies; thereby, propelling the Davidic narrative into the expectation of a future fulfillment, rather than in the context of a dubious historical account.
The Messianic prophecy described in Ezekiel 37 states that David is to be King over the Children of Israel. Illustrating that this refers to the Messiah, Karriem Allah emphasizes that this prophecy is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham mentioned in Genesis 15. He further shows that this prophecy could only occur when the Messiah appears to establish God’s Eternal Kingdom. He ties the fulfillment of the prophecy in Ezekiel 37 to the work of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, as this Messiah.
This 42-minute lecture, “David as the Title of the Messiah” is the third part in the Series of The Ascension of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, the Messiah. This lecture is available on Karriem Allah’s Vimeo page and website.