Joshua 17

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Afrikaanse Vertaling 1953     

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1 Verder was dít die lot vir die stam van Manasse, omdat hy die eersgeborene van Josef was: Magir, die eersgeborene van Manasse, die vader van Gílead, het, omdat hy 'n krygsman was, Gílead en Basan ontvang;

2 ook die ander kinders van Manasse, volgens hulle geslagte, het 'n aandeel ontvang: die kinders van Abiëser en die kinders van Helek en die kinders van Asriël en die kinders van Segem en die kinders van Hefer en die kinders van Semída; dit is die manlike kinders van Manasse, die seun van Josef, volgens hulle geslagte.

3 Maar Selófhad, die seun van Hefer, die seun van Gílead, die seun van Magir, die seun van Manasse, het nie seuns gehad nie, maar net dogters; en dit is die name van sy dogters: Magla en Noa, Hogla, Milka en Tirsa;

4 en hulle het nader gekom voor Eleásar, die priester, en voor Josua, die seun van Nun, en voor die owerstes, en gesê: Die HERE het Moses beveel om ons 'n erfdeel te gee onder ons broers. Daarop het hy hulle 'n erfdeel gegee, volgens die bevel van die HERE, onder die broers van hulle vader.

5 So het dan aan Manasse tien aandele geval, behalwe die land Gílead en Basan wat oorkant die Jordaan lê.

6 Want die dogters van Manasse het 'n erfdeel ontvang onder sy seuns, terwyl die land Gílead aan die ander kinders van Manasse behoort het.

7 En die lyn van Manasse was: van Aser af na Mígmetat, teenoor Sigem; dan loop die lyn regs na die inwoners van En-Tappúag--

8 die landstreek van Tappúag het behoort aan Manasse, maar Tappúag, aan die grens van Manasse, aan die kinders van Efraim--;

9 verder loop die lyn af na die spruit Kana, suid van die spruit: daardie stede, onder die stede van Manasse, behoort aan Efraim; en die lyn van Manasse is noord van die spruit en loop dood by die see.

10 Suid behoort dit aan Efraim, maar noord aan Manasse; en die see is sy lyn; dan raak hulle in die noorde aan Aser en in die ooste aan Issaskar.

11 En aan Manasse behoort in Issaskar en Aser: Bet-Sean met sy onderhorige plekke en Jíbleam met sy onderhorige plekke en die inwoners van Dor met sy onderhorige plekke en die inwoners van En-Dor met sy onderhorige plekke en die inwoners van Táänag met sy onderhorige plekke en die inwoners van Megíddo met sy onderhorige plekke, die drie hoogtes.

12 Maar die kinders van Manasse kon hierdie stede nie in besit neem nie, en die Kanaäniete het verkies om in dié land te bly woon.

13 En toe die kinders van Israel sterker geword het, het hulle die Kanaäniete dienspligtig gemaak, maar hulle nie geheel en al verdrywe nie.

14 Toe het die kinders van Josef met Josua gespreek en gesê: Waarom het u my as erfdeel net een lot en een aandeel gegee terwyl ek tog 'n groot volk is, omdat die HERE my tot hiertoe geseën het?

15 En Josua het vir hulle gesê: As jy 'n groot volk is, trek dan op na die boswêreld en kap vir jou daar 'n plek skoon in die land van die Feresiete en Refaïete, ingeval die gebergte van Efraim vir jou te nou is.

16 Maar die kinders van Josef het gesê: Die gebergte sal nie vir ons genoeg wees nie, en al die Kanaäniete wat in die lae streke woon, het ysterwaens, dié van Bet-Sean met sy onderhorige plekke sowel as dié van die laagte van Jísreël.

17 Toe het Josua met die huis van Josef, met Efraim en Manasse gespreek en gesê: Jy is 'n groot volk en jy het groot krag: jy sal nie net een lot hê nie;

18 want die gebergte sal joue wees--'n boswêreld is dit naamlik, en jy moet dit skoonkap; dan sal die uitlopers daarvan joue wees; want jy moet die Kanaäniet verdrywe, al het hy ysterwaens, al is hy sterk.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 17      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Joshua 17: The tribe of Manasseh receives the western half of its territory.

The previous chapter (Joshua 16) dealt with the territory given to Ephraim, Manasseh’s younger brother; this one covers the western half of Manasseh (the other half tribe of Manasseh was bound to live across the Jordan).

Interestingly, this chapter mentions many people by name, instead of only describing locations as we’ve seen before. Verses 1 and 2 list all seven of Manasseh’s sons and their families. Then verse 3 mentions Zelophehad, the great-grandson of Manasseh, who had had five daughters, but no sons. When Zelophehad died on the journey through the wilderness, his daughters came to Joshua to claim the inheritance Moses had promised them (see Numbers 27). So, both the sons and daughters of Manasseh’s family received land.

After the area given to Manasseh was outlined, the people of Ephraim and Manasseh came to Joshua and complained that they deserved more land, because of their important standing among the tribes of Israel (verse 14). They claimed that they had been specially blessed, and should receive much more.

Joshua told them that if they were such a great people, they should go to the forest country and seize land from the Perrizites and the giants living there. The people were not pleased, and told Joshua that the Canaanites who still roamed there were strong, and had chariots of iron. Even so, Joshua told them again to cut down the wood and use it, because they would eventually be able to drive out the Canaanites.

The spiritual meaning of this story is all about the relationship between good and truth. Again, there are many names to indicate the geography of the area of “West Manasseh”, and the meaning of these names very often links in with the spiritual meaning of the tribe. Beyond that, the specific area in Canaan given to a tribe is spiritually important. Ephraim and Manasseh are right in the middle of the land because they stand for truth and good, for truth leading to good, for good coming from truth.

The story about Zelophehad’s five daughters also relates to the place of truth and good. This is because sons stand for truths, often for truths which fight for us during our temptations, while daughters stand for the good in our spiritual life which bears ‘children’ (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 8993 [3,4]).

Verses 5 and 6 describe this union of good and truth very beautifully: “Ten portions were given to Manasseh because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons; and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead.” It is worth noting here that the spiritual meaning of the number ‘ten’ has to do with wholeness, and also ‘remains,’ or memories, which the Lord imparts to us when we are very young (Arcana Caelestia 4638).

When the people of Ephraim and Manasseh complained to Joshua, it is much like us wanting our spiritual life to be easy. We want it to be something given to us, and not something which we will need to work on and even fight for in ourselves.

Finally, the meaning of using wooden chariots to fight the Canaanites means to fight from our love of what is good. This is because wood corresponds to good, since it is alive and has grown. ‘Iron’ here stands for the harshness of truth without any good, which appears invincible, but in reality is weaker than the power of goodness and love (Arcana Caelestia 426[3]).

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Revealed 349


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 1574, 3708, 3858, 3862, 9338


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 431, 440

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stam
'A tribe' signifies the church with respect to its truths and goods, and in the opposite sense, with respect to its falsities and evils. 'A...

Manasse
'Manasseh' signifies the will of the spiritual church.

eersgeborene
When the Bible talks about generations or birth order, the internal meaning has to do with the progression of spiritual states and their relative importance....

Magir
Machir' signifies the same as 'Manasseh' because Machir was the son of Manasseh.

kinders
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

seun
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

seuns
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

dogters
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

name
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

nader
'Near,' in the Word, signifies presence and conjunction. 'To be near' signifies being on internal levels. Near,' as in Genesis 19:20, signifies truth bordering upon...

voor
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

Josua
Joshua is first mentioned in Exodus 17, where he is told to select men to fight for the children of Israel against the Amalekites in...

Here
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

Moses
Moses's name appears 814 times in the Bible (KJV), third-most of any one character (Jesus at 961 actually trails David at 991). He himself wrote...

beveel
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

ons
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

gee
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

broers
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

gegee
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

bevel
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

tien
Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...

land
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

Sigem
In Genesis 12:6, 'Abram’s passing through the land unto the place Shechem' signifies a new state of the Lord when the celestial aspects of love...

inwoners
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

grens
A border as in Isaiah 54:12 signifies the scientific and sensual principle. "And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand-breath round about."...

Efraim
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

af
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

spruit
A 'stream' signifies aspects of intelligence.

Suid
'South' denotes truth in light.

stede
In the ancient world cities were very nearly nations unto themselves – they existed within walls, with their own laws and customs, generally centered on...

noord
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...

see
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...

Issaskar
Issachar,' in the highest sense, signifies the divine good of truth, and truth of good. In a spiritual sense, he signifies celestial conjugial love, which...

drie
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...

bly
'To tarry,' as in Genesis 27:44, signifies almost the same thing as 'to dwell,' except that 'to tarry' relates to the life of truth with...

woon
Many people were nomadic in Biblical times, especially the times of the Old Testament, and lived in tents that could be struck, moved and re-raised...

Israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

gesê
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

net
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

een
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

Refaïete
'The Rephaim' signify people who, above all others, were in the love of self, and so most completely natural. From the persuasion of their own...

Genoeg
'Sufficiency' relates to the reception of good, because good is the spiritual nourishment of the soul, as natural food is the nourishment of the body.

huis
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

groot
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...

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