THE BAB

THE GATE

Born:  10-20-1819

Died:  7-9-1850

 

 

Prophecies fulfilled in the Bible by the coming of The Bab:

 

Genesis

17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. (He descended from Ishmael's son, Kedur.)

28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

 

Deuteronomy

33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

33:5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

 

Isaiah

29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

 

Jeremiah

5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

49:38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.

 

Ezekiel

11:1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:

43:4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. (The Bab is also known as The Gate.)

 

Daniel

8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (2300 Days ended in 1844)

 

Zechariah

4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.

 

Malachi

4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

 

John

10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

 

Revelation

9:12 One woe is past (Muhammad); and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter (The Bab and Baha'u'llah).

 

Tracing The Footsteps of The Bab:

 

Shrine of The Bab at Night on Mt. Carmel, Israel.

Persia/Iran

The room in The Bab's home that he declared his mission on May 23, 1844, Shiraz, Iran

 

Born October 20, 1819 in Shiraz, Persia/Iran whose given name was Siyyid Ali-Muhammad.

He was raised by his uncle after his father died.  He joined the family business as a merchant.

On May 23, 1844, He declared His mission as being the Promised One in the Islamic scripture and Bible scripture found in the Book of Daniel, in His home in Shiraz to Mulla Husayn who became his first disciple.  Upon His announcement, He became known as The Bab which means The Gate/Door to the One who was to follow Him.  He had eighteen disciples who He called The Letters of the Living.

He sent out His disciples to spread His message.  He had one disciple, Quddus, accompany Him to Mecca and Medina to declare that He was Promised One.

After His pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, he stayed in Bushihr(Bushehr).

On His way to Shiraz, He was met by the governor's guards to put Him under arrest.  He placed under house arrest in His uncle's house in Shiraz.  His uncle was Haji Mirza Siyyid Ali.

The Bab left Shiraz in the summer of 1846 for Isfahan.

The Bab stayed with a local priest in Isfahan until His safety was in jeopardy when the local governor asked him to come and stay in his home.  The Bab stayed in the governor's apartment for four months.

The Bab was invited by Muhammad Shah, the king of Persia to Tehran after the death of Manuchir Khan, governor of Isfahan.

The Bab was escorted by the king's guards to Tehran but He stayed outside of Tehran in the outskirts of the village of Kulayn on the orders of the Prime Minister.

While staying in this village, there is a possibility that The Bab may have met Baha'u'llah but there was letters exchanged between them.

Instead of meeting the king, The Bab was taken to the mountain prison fortess of Mahku by the way of Tabriz.  The Bab knew who was responsible for Him to taken to the prison fortess in the person of the Prime Minister.  The money provided by the government for His trip to Tabriz, He gave to the poor.

Upon reaching Tabriz, The Bab was turned over to the soldiers of the governor of Tabriz.  He was in Tabriz for ten days before being transferred to Mahku.

The Bab was in Mahku from July, 1847 to April, 1848.

From Mahku, The Bab was taken to another prison in Chihriq.

From Chihriq, The Bab was taken back to Tabriz where He was martyred with a companion on July 9, 1850.

 

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