IRAM TESTIFIES OF THE
Hiram:“Well, is this is not the case with You? Hewho, like You, is effectively endowed with all the divineattributes does not lack the divine nature either, and whohas this is also a true Son of the Most High. And the Most Highmust be immensely pleased with such a Son and, because of this joy, be completely at one with Him. For God as a purest and most all-powerful Spirit, filled withthe deepest wisdom, can indeed only take His joy in what is tothe highest degree as similar to Him as possible, and not in thesmell of the burning flesh of oxen, calves and sheep. But Youare extremely similar to Him and in the spirit even as good asHe Himself! What else would be needed to be as a temporalfellow son of the Earth also at the same time a perfected son of God?! With You, Lord and Master, that is already quiteunmistakably the case, and so You can also be the intermediarybetween all nations and God, quite aside from the fact that Youhave visited us in this hidden corner of the Earth, as if we werethe only people on the Earth whom You have completelyseriously decided to raise to Your spirit. This, Lord and Master, is my opinion of the Messiah, ingeneral as well as in particular and with regard to Your person,and both I and Aziona are in complete agreement on this point. I, a Gentile from birth, know only as much about the Jewishreligion as I have found out partly from Aziona and partly fromother Jews. Most of all in these days particularly a Messiah isbeing spoken of among the Jews, because they do not like theRoman pressure and will like it much less in the future, andtherefore it is understandable that they imagine all sorts of ridiculous and miraculous images of Him and allow Him toenter this world. But for the sake of the Romans no Messiahneeds to come to the Jews at all; for the Romans are in somerespect a type of small Messiahs for the Jews themselves,namely for the poor, who without Roman protection the templewould long ago have sucked out the last drop of blood.