The Life of Saint Issa
Best of the Sons of Men
Translation by Notovitch
1 The earth has trembled
and the heavens have wept because of a great crime which has been committed in
the land of Israel.
2 For they have tortured
and there put to death the great and just Issa, in whom dwelt the soul of the
3 Which was incarnate in a
simple mortal in order to do good to men and to exterminate their evil thoughts
4 And in order to bring
back man degraded by his sins to a life of peace, love, and happiness and to
recall to him the one and indivisible Creator, whose mercy is infinite and
5 Hear what the merchants
from Israel relate to us on this subject.