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Him to raise the dead. Where is this Man at present?


SECOND NAZARENE

He is in every place, my lord, but it is hard to find Him.


FIRST NAZARENE

It is said that He is now in Samaria.


A JEW

It is easy to see that this is not Messias, if He is in Samaria. It is not to the Samaritans that Messias shall come. The Samaritans are accursed. They bring no offerings to the Temple.


SECOND NAZARENE

He left Samaria a few days since. I think that at the present moment He is in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem.


FIRST NAZARENE

No; He is not there. I have just come from Jerusalem. For two months they have had no tidings of Him.


HEROD

No matter! But let them find Him, and tell Him, thus saith Herod the King, "I will not suffer Thee to raise the dead!" To change water

into wine, to heal the lepers and the blind. . . . He may do these things if He will. I say nothing

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