69 " We have not seen any thing like it in our histori- " cal accounts." The Muselman remained con- founded. Another day, a Jew presented himself; the lord khalif of God placed the Nazarene in opposition to him for a religious discussion. The Jew began: " In the Pentateuch, there is no mention made of "Jesus." The Nazarene replied: "How not? " Does not David say : * My hands and my feet fall " £ off, and all my bones are counted.' This is a " prediction of the sufferings aad of the crucifixion " of Jesus." The Jew remarked upon this: " What- " ever David may have said of himself, and the All- " Just have announced by his tongue, should all this " be taken for a prediction of Jesus?" The Naza- rene pursued: " But the conception of a virgin was " predicted, and this virgin was Mary." The Jew objected: " Amongst us, the virginity of Mary is not " proved, as, according to your belief, before the " birth of Jesus, she was married to Joseph the " carpenter, and Jesus is said to be the son of Joseph " the carpenter." The Nazarene admitted: " This " is true; but," he added: " Joseph had never " touched Mary/' The Jew opposed: " How is " that proved ?" And this was the question which the Jew repeated at every thing which the Nazarene brought forward, so that the latter was reduced to silence.