Lions and Tigers and Bears
Caesar once said to Rabbi Yoshua ben Chananja "This God of yours is compared to a lion as it is written (Amos iii 8) 'The lion hath roared who will not fear?' Wherein consists his excellency? A horseman kills a lion." The Rabbi replied "He is not compared to an ordinary lion but to a lion of the forest Ilaei." "Show me that lion at once," said the Emperor. "But thou canst not behold him," said the Rabbi.
Still the Emperor insisted on seeing the lion so the Rabbi prayed to God to help him in his perplexity. His prayer was heard; the lion came forth from his lair and roared, upon which, though it was four hundred miles away, all the walls of Rome trembled and fell to the ground. Approaching three hundred miles nearer he roared again and this time the teeth of the people dropped out of their mouths and the Emperor fell from his throne quaking. "Alas! Rabbi, pray to thy God that He order the lion back to his abode in the forest!"
This is quite difficult to understand within the framework of modern science.