Regters 10

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1 En ná Abiméleg het Tola, die seun van Pua, die seun van Dodo, 'n man uit Issaskar, opgetree om Israel te verlos; en hy het gewoon in Samir op die gebergte van Efraim.

2 En hy het Israel drie en twintig jaar lank gerig; en hy het gesterwe en is in Samir begrawe.

3 En ná hom het Jaïr, die Gileadiet, opgetree, en hy het Israel twee en twintig jaar lank gerig.

4 En hy het dertig seuns gehad, wat op dertig jong esels gery en dertig stede gehad het; dié word tot vandag toe die Jaïrsdorpe genoem wat in die land Gílead lê.

5 En Jaïr het gesterwe en is in Kamon begrawe.

6 En die kinders van Israel het weer gedoen wat verkeerd was in die van die HERE, en hulle het die Baäls en die Astartes gedien, en die gode van Aram en die gode van Sidon en die gode van Moab en die gode van die kinders van Ammon en die gode van die Filistyne, en hulle het die HERE verlaat en Hom nie gedien nie.

7 Daarom het die toorn van die HERE ontvlam teen Israel, en Hy het hulle verkoop in die hand van die Filistyne en in die hand van die kinders van Ammon.

8 En hulle het die kinders van Israel verpletter en verdruk in daardie jaar, agttien jaar lank, al die kinders van Israel wat oorkant die Jordaan gewoon het in die land van die Amoriete, wat in Gílead was.

9 Daarby het die kinders van Ammon die Jordaan oorgetrek om ook teen Juda en Benjamin en die huis van Efraim te veg, sodat Israel dit baie benoud gehad het.

10 Toe roep die kinders van Israel die HERE aan en : Ons het teen U gesondig, want ons het onse God verlaat en die Baäls gedien.

11 Maar die HERE het aan die kinders van Israel gesê: Het Ek julle nie van die Egiptenaars en van die Amoriete, van die kinders van Ammon en van die Filistyne--

12 en toe die Sidoniërs en Amalekiete en Maoniete julle verdruk en julle My aangeroep het--julle uit hulle hand verlos nie?

13 Maar julle het My verlaat en ander gode gedien; daarom sal Ek julle nie meer verlos nie.

14 Gaan heen en roep die gode aan wat julle verkies het; laat dié julle verlos in die tyd van julle benoudheid.

15 Toe die kinders van Israel aan die HERE: Ons het gesondig; maak met Ons net soos dit goed is in u ; verlos Ons tog net vandag.

16 En hulle het die vreemde gode uit hulle midde verwyder en die HERE gedien; toe het Hy ongeduldig geword oor die moeite van Israel.

17 En die kinders van Ammon is byeengeroep en het laer opgeslaan in Gílead; maar die kinders van Israel het bymekaargekom en laer opgeslaan by Mispa.

18 Toe die manskappe, die vorste van Gílead, die een aan die ander: Wie is die man wat sal begin om te veg teen die kinders van Ammon? Hy sal hoof wees oor al die inwoners van Gílead.

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 10      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 10: Tola, Jair; Israel oppressed again.

This chapter opens by mentioning the judges Tola and Jair, who judged for twenty-three years and twenty-two years, respectively. The text gives us very little information about them, except that Jair had thirty sons, who rode on thirty donkeys and had thirty cities in the land of Gilead.

After Jair died, the people soon disobeyed the Lord, and worshipped the gods of Syria, Sidon, Moab, Philistia, and Ammon. This provoked the Lord’s anger, so He caused the Philistines and Ammonites to oppress Israel. The Ammonites first attacked the two-and-a-half tribes living on the eastern side of the Jordan, then crossed the river to attack Judah, Benjamin and Ephraim.

The people cried out to the Lord, saying that they had forsaken Him, but He told them to go to the other gods they had chosen. However, the people asked again for forgiveness, stopped worshipping foreign gods, and turned back to the Lord, so His anger toward them subsided.

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This chapter describes another episode in Israel’s cycle of disobedience and punishment, in which the people repeatedly turn away from the Lord when there is no leader. No matter how often we affirm our faith in the Lord, we, too, will default to our natural desires and false thinking. As we come to recognize and accept this fact of life, we can find comfort in the Lord. He understands this completely, and does not blame or punish us.

The first judge mentioned is Tola. His name means “a worm-like grub”, suggesting the idea of metamorphosis and regeneration (see Swedenborg’s work, True Christian Religion 106[2]). Tola’s father was Puah (meaning “shining”), his grandfather was Dodo (meaning “amorous, loving”), and their city was Shamir (which means “keeping the commandment”). These names bring to mind the spiritual qualities of truth, love and life in the Lord (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 977).

The next judge is Jair, whose name means ”he whom God enlightens”. The number thirty (used in reference to his thirty sons and their thirty towns) means fullness or readiness. This readiness refers to our spiritual ‘remains’, or states of innocence and charity that the Lord imparts to us during childhood. These remains are essential during regeneration (Arcana Caelestia 1050).

The Philistines, soon to be a major enemy of Israel, stand for the belief in “faith alone” salvation. This way of thinking instills the idea that we will be saved if we “believe in the Lord”, regardless of our actions. “Faith alone” doctrine is present in many religious practices (see Swedenborg’s work, Doctrine of Life 4).

The people of Ammon stand for profaning what is true, by turning the truths of the Word into false ideas. We profane the truth when we claim to know what the Word teaches, but live in a way that is contrary to the Lord’s commandments (Arcana Caelestia 6348[3]).

This chapter, like many others in the book of Judges, shows Israel’s decline into chaos and evil. The two judges, Tola and Jair, provide a picture of spiritual integrity, in contrast with Israel’s oppression by the very evils they have turned to. In our regeneration, with its highs and lows, we must avoid the temptation of shallow faith by acting according to our values.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 2781, 8301, 9212


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 31, 811, 817

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Abiméleg
Abimelech, his companion Ahusath, and Phicol, the chief captain of his army (Genesis 26:26), represent the doctrinals of faith as grounded in the literal sense...

seun
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....

man
In general, men are driven by intellect and women by affections, and because of this men in the Bible generally represent knowledge and truth and...

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...

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...

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...

twintig
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything, or fullness, because it is ten twice. In Genesis 18:31, 'twenty', like all numbers occurring in the...

twee
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

dertig
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...

seuns
'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...

esels
Donkeys signify the things relating to the self-intelligence of the sensual man; and camels, the things of self-intelligence in the natural man (Isa 30:6, 7.)

gery
'To ride' signifies being elevated regarding the intellectual part of the mind. To ride upon a cherub,' as in Psalm 18:9, 10, denotes the Lord’s...

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...

vandag
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

genoem
To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...

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

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....


The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

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...

Baäls
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...

gode
The Lord is called "Jehovah" in the Bible when the text is referring to his essence, which is love itself. He is called "God" when...

Aram
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.

Moab
'Moab,' in a positive sense, signifies people who are in natural good, and allow themselves to be easily seduced, but in an opposite sense, it...

Ammon
The children of Ammon ('Jeremiah 49:1'), signify those who falsify the truths of the Word, and of the church.

Filistyne
The Philistines play a large role in the Bible as one of the longest-standing and most bitter rivals of the people of Israel, clashing with...

toorn
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

verkoop
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

hand
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

Juda
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

Benjamin
Also, Benjamin signifies the Word in its ultimate sense (Deut. 33:12)

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...

roep
As with most common verbs, the spiritual meaning of “crying” or “crying out” (meaning a shout or wail, not weeping) is highly dependent on context....


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...

God
The Lord is called "Jehovah" in the Bible when the text is referring to his essence, which is love itself. He is called "God" when...

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...

Amalekiete
Amalek, or the Amalekites, signifies those who are in false principles.

tyd
Time is an aspect of the physical world, but according to Swedenborg is not an aspect of the spiritual world. The same is true of...

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,...

laer opgeslaan
'Pitch,' as in Genesis 14:10, denotes lusts. 'Burning pitch,' as in Isaiah 34:9, signifies direful fantasies.

opgeslaan
'Pitch,' as in Genesis 14:10, denotes lusts. 'Burning pitch,' as in Isaiah 34:9, signifies direful fantasies.

Mispa
'Mizpah,' as in Genesis 31:49, signifies the quality of the Lord’s presence with people who are principled in the goods of works, or with the...

vorste
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

hoof
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

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.


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