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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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'Tis in that country Alexander pursued the ten Jewish tribes, called Gog and Magog, to the great hills that are therein. And when he was unable to clear a way between the hills for his army, he entreated God to enclose the Jews in their own hills. God heard Alexander's prayer, and the hills closed round the Jews; and there they are thenceforward without a road for any one to go from them or to them. And in that country men


say that when Antichrist shall come those Jews will do much evil to the Christians, and therefore the Jews of that land always keep the Hebrew language with them. And they say generally that they will come out of the hills in this way, that a fox will make a hole there in the road that Alexander tried to clear, until it comes into the midst of those nations amongst the hills; and when they see the beast which, or the like whereof, they have never seen, they beat him to his hole, and they dig after him till they reach the work which Alexander made, and thus they will come out of the hills. And they say that the Christians will then be subject to the Jews, even as the Jews today are subject to the Christians.