THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 181 -
The Lord talks to the leader of the Nubians.


 
T
he ride went smoothly and our spokesman brought the whole caravan to us, who were still sitting blithesome at the tables.
 
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When My Jarah saw the pitch black faces with nearly blood red lips and markedly white eyes, she was frightened and said: "O Lord, these beings wouldn't harm us? They really have a dreadfully black appearance! I already have seen moors, but not so dreadfully black like these! Just look at the strong set of teeth! Truly, Lord, if I wouldn't be with You, I would begin to be terribly afraid! To love such a black person, would really be a challenge for a tender feeling heart of a girl!"
 
3
Says I: "Alright, My dearest daughter, - but be clever, My little child! Who would be afraid of a colour? Now you have been a little childish, - but this doesn't matter! Just pay proper attention to everything; because there will be important issues negotiated!"
 
4
Says Jarah: "However, about that I most likely will not understand a great deal; since regarding the old Egyptian tongue it is night with me, and these blacks cannot speak any other language!"
 
5
Says I: "Everything will be translated; be therefore calm, do not speak, but listen!"
 
6
Upon this Jarah is quiet and I immediately let the leader and seer come to Me and ask him, what made him and his companions travel so far. I of course knew this from the roots; but I nevertheless had to ask him to provide him with the opportunity to express himself and reveal his request.
 
7
Upon My question, which I put to him in the Hebrew tongue, the leader, also in our language, gave the following answer: "For me nameless, most elated person on this earth, forgive me poor, weak half-person, if I dare to make the shy remark, that I recognize in you the very same person, which I have seen four month ago in my seven always similar visions in an indescribable brightest light, and which I also started to look for nearly to the end of the world, and, deeply touched in my heart, believe to have truly found it! Would you, most elated, not tell me, if my recognition is correct?"
 
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Says I: "It would be of little use to you if I say yes or no; you must recognize it yourself! Search, and it will be clear to you! You have come so far, then you also get even further; but you yourself have to want it seriously and firmly! Every outwardly tuition is of no use, if not simultaneously accepted from within. See, you now speak Hebrew quite well! Can you remember having ever learned this language somewhere? Ask also your companions who also now understand this language quite well, if they at some stage have learned this language! Go and convince yourself!"
 
9
The leader guides his camel to his companions and speaks in Hebrew to them. All understand him and also answer him in our language. About this the leader is completely overcome with amazement and cannot explain to himself, how he and all his companions came to the knowledge of the Hebrew language; since he doesn't know that I can provide such.
 
10
After this experience the leader returns to Me, still sitting on his camel, and says: "Most elated person on earth! In my black skin I am at a loss here; since this is my first trip which I ever have made! I never ever have made acquaintance with languages and customs of other countries and am totally poor regarding all kinds of experiences, and at home in my own country things are very simple. The land is good and beautiful, but it does not offer anything new. It is therefore possible that this land has the property, that a foreigner, as soon as he enters the land, also takes in the spirit of the local language and be able to immediately speak to the natives, as if he himself would be a native. If such is possible or impossible, I cannot say; therefore, could you give me an explanation for this! In my own country I was never able to test this, since never ever did a foreigner came to us!"
 
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Says I: "First dismount your camels, lead them onto the field nearby the sea, so that they can take a quite necessary rest, to be able to take you back to your country more easily; because the way back is not shorter than from there here to us! Do this and come back again; it then will show how much light you are able to endure!"
 
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The leader bows and says: "Most elated person of persons! You are quite right, if we only dare to put our most unholy feet on this holy land; since according to my visions, this land must be of an immeasurable holiness!"
 
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Says I: "If it is for the feet of your camels not too holy, it will certainly not be too holy for your human feet!"
 
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Says the leader: "Yes, truly, truly, truly so! O most elated person of persons of the earth, you are most kind and exceedingly wise!"
 
15
Thereupon he guides his camel back to his companions and extends My wish to them. Immediately the camels are lying on their knees, and the riders climb onto the ground. Thereupon these well trained animals stand up again and are led to the field at the sea where they start to graze quite comfortably. Ten Negroes are ordered to look after the camels, the rest together with their leader immediately return back to Me.
 
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When they arrived back where I was, I first ask the leader about his name, and he says: "My name is equal to what I am; in our tongue it is Ou bratou vishar. With us nobody has a name except for his manner of activity; otherwise we are called equally: Slouvi."