Read Deuteronomy 18:17-19 in context (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) Note: While Moses does not mention anyone by name, Jesus is the best and only answer. The Bible says, “And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel" (Deuteronomy 34:10-12).
Note: Halley, in Halley's Bible Handbook (p. 152), clearly views these verses to be referring to Jesus, and informs his readers the “language unmistakably points to One Illustrious Individual, THE MESSIAH. It is one of the Old Testament's most specific predictions of Christ. Jesus himself so understood it (John 5:46). And so did Peter (Acts 3:22)."
Note: Braun, In Deuteronomy - People's Bible Commentary, tells his readers, "No other Old Testament prophet spoke with the Lord the way Moses did" (p. 166). Later he adds, "Jesus enjoyed a unique relationship with his heavenly Father. Only he could claim to be one with the Father (John 10:30) and promise to send the Spirit (John 15:26). Because Jesus was the Father's one and only Son, he spoke to the Father face-to face" (p. 170).
Braun also provides us with some insight from Martin Luther’s view of Deuteronomy 18. Luther wrote: “This is the chief passage in this whole book and a clearly expressed prophecy of Christ as the new Teacher” (p. 171).