In Zerubbabel the people beheld once more a ruler of the Davidic race.
The engineer does not forget at night, or his nature does not, that he has beheld this vision of serenity and purity once at least during the day.
He beheld in a vision an aged man in garments of dazzling whiteness.
He there beheld the Culebra and the Chagres; he saw the mountain and the stream, those two greatest obstacles of nature that sought to bar his route.
Inheriting the estate conferred upon his father for services rendered during the victorious expedition (1229) against the Balearic Islands, Lull was married at an early age to Blanca Picany, and, according to his own account, led a dissipated life till 1266 when, on five different occasions, he beheld the vision of Christ crucified.