Maozim is a name that appears in Bible, in the prophecies of Libro de Daniel, associated to the cult of a false God.

In the Bible, version Latin Vulgata, says Daniel XI, 38: “Deum autem Maozim in crazy person suo venerabitur”, that is to say, " And they will adore in its place the God Maozim".

Although in the Christian tradition later, Maozim has been associated to Antichrist, in its original context is probable that outside Gentilicio, all an ethnic group or town represented by a single figure, a case similar to the one of the successive Biblical references to Gog and Magog, names that with time were acquiring supernatural dyes. Given to the context of the part of Libro de Daniel in which it appears, it is possible that with " God Maozim" would be wanted to allude to cultured helenista.

Maozim and its relation with Mahoma

Modernly, the Maozim name has been used like argument by Muslim opposite to that in Spanish name to his Prophet like " Mahoma ", instead of with the name nearest Arab, " Muhammad" (and by extension, to that in languages different from Arab is called to him by the diverse local variants: " Mahomet", in French ; " Maometo" in Italian, " Mahomé" in Portuguese, et cetera). According to these Muslims, those that use the expression " Mahoma" they would try to associate to this prophet with Maozim, and therefore, with the Antichrist, which would be a deliberate insult.

Nevertheless, the common opinion on the origin of the term " Mahoma" it is that " is a hispanisation of the colloquial Arab; Muhammad" altered of natural form by the passage of time and the use, reason why this argument is due to consider deceptive .

Yes it is certain that Alvaro of Cordova, Christian preacher of High Average Age, of its work Indiculus luminosus, dated of 854, and whose main object consists of refuting the doctrine of Mahoma, that argument of the similarity of names uses to maintain that Mahoma is the precursor of the Antichrist, and its doctrine, the Beast announced by the prophets described by Daniel in its vision, but the diffusion of the ideas of Alvaro of Cordova was very limited so much in the Christian surroundings as in the Muslim. This interpretation of the origin of Mahoma more seems to be a case of paretología, to which the Christian scholars of principles of the Average Age were very prone (San Isidoro of Seville remembers Etimologías of ), but that scientist lacks weight at one more a time.

Related bibliography

  • the Islamic Revolution in the West, 1974 (ISBN 84-933871-1-8), of Ignacio Olagüe


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