Berakot 51a; this world and the world to come
Lines 21-26 of page 2 bridge the two parts of the document. The embassy sent by Frank in 1772/1773 reiterates the claim that Jacob Frank was the reembodiment of the patriarch. The ancient passages which everyone assumed referred to the son of Isaac actually pointed to his living eponym. His orders, no matter how extreme, must be carried out even if they involve apostasy. The purpose of citing this embassy lies not in its content, but in its historical context. The question might be asked: By what authority did the authors of this letter represent the master? They answer this question by citing that Frank himself had sent them to act as his messengers. The date of the embassy may also be of significance since it was at the beginning of 1773 that the advancing Russian troops liberated Frank from exile. Again, as in the second letter, Frank tends to become apologetic by threatening those who mock him with dire consequences.