He is a wizard: flee from him therefore, and avoid him and do not play with him again after this.

10 Aug

The Arabic Gospel of Our Saviour’s Infancy

6. Now when the Lord Jesus had completed seven years from His birth, on a certain day He was occupied with boys of His own age.  For they were playing among clay, from which they were making images of asses, oxen, birds, and other animals; and each one boasting of his own skill, was praising his own work.  Then the Lord Jesus said to the boys:  The images that I have made I will order to walk.  The boys asked Him whether then he were the son of the Creator; and the Lord Jesus bade  them walk.  And they immediately began to leap; and then, when He had given them leave, they again stood still.  And He had made figures of birds and sparrows, which flew when He told them to fly, and stood still when He told them to stand, and ate and drank when He handed them food and drink.  After the boys had gone away and told this to their parents, their fathers said to them:  My sons, take care not to keep company with him again, for he is a wizard: flee from him, therefore, and avoid him and do not play with him again after this.

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