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1 فاخذ الفلسطينيون تابوت الله واتوا به من حجر المعونة الى اشدود.

2 واخذ الفلسطينيون تابوت الله وادخلوه الى بيت داجون واقاموه بقرب داجون.

3 وبكر الاشدوديون في الغد واذا بداجون ساقط على وجهه الى الارض امام تابوت الرب. فاخذوا داجون واقاموه في مكانه.

4 وبكروا صباحا في الغد واذا بداجون ساقط على وجهه على الارض امام تابوت الرب وراس داجون ويداه مقطوعة على العتبة. بقي بدن السمكة فقط.

5 لذلك لا يدوس كهنة داجون وجميع الداخلين الى بيت داجون على عتبة داجون في اشدود الى هذا اليوم

6 فثقلت يد الرب على الاشدوديين واخربهم وضربهم بالبواسير في اشدود وتخومها.

7 ولما رأى اهل اشدود الامر كذلك قالوا لا يمكث تابوت اله اسرائيل عندنا لان يده قد قست علينا وعلى داجون الهنا.

8 فارسلوا وجمعوا جميع اقطاب الفلسطينيين اليهم وقالوا ماذا نصنع بتابوت اله اسرائيل. فقالوا لينقل تابوت اله اسرائيل الى جتّ. فنقلوا تابوت اله اسرائيل.

9 وكان بعد ما نقلوه ان يد الرب كانت على المدينة باضطراب عظيم جدا وضرب اهل المدينة من الصغير الى الكبير ونفرت لهم البواسير.

10 فارسلوا تابوت الله الى عقرون. وكان لما دخل تابوت الله الى عقرون انه صرخ العقرونيون قائلين قد نقلوا الينا تابوت اله اسرائيل لكي يميتونا نحن وشعبنا.

11 وارسلوا وجمعوا كل اقطاب الفلسطينيين وقالوا ارسلوا تابوت اله اسرائيل فيرجع الى مكانه ولا يميتنا نحن وشعبنا لان اضطراب الموت كان في كل المدينة. يد الله كانت ثقيلة جدا هناك.

12 والناس الذين لم يموتوا ضربوا بالبواسير فصعد صراخ المدينة الى السماء

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Exploring the Meaning of 1_Samuel 5      

The Philistines took the captured Ark of the Covenant deep into their own territory to a temple dedicated to their god Dagon in the city of Ashdod. Dagon has popularly been depicted as half man-half fish, and Swedenborgian teachings support this description. Early the next morning, the people of Ashdod found that the statue of Dagon had fallen on its face before the Ark. They set it back up, only to find it fallen again the next morning. This second time the head and hands were broken off the torso.

Modern translations often describe the people of Ashdod and surrounding territories as being struck down by “tumors.” A more accurate reading is that they suffered severe hemorrhoids- to be precise, “swellings of their private parts.” These afflictions were so serious that many people died. Swedenborg writes that these hemorrhoids represent earthly loves, “which are unclean when they are separated from spiritual loves.” The next chapter describes how the people were also afflicted with rodents- and this represents the “destruction of the church by distortions of the truth” (see Divine Providence 326).

These both indicate a separation of faith and charity, two important parts of spiritual life. Swedenborg talks about how the Philistines represent people with whom faith has been separated from charity (see Arcana Coelestia 1197 and Doctrine of Faith 49). Note here as elsewhere, that we should not directly connect any group of people to the positive or negative things that they spiritually represent. This means that we should not assume that the Philistines were any more guilty of separating faith from charity than any other group of people. We should instead think about how in this particular story, they are a symbolic representation of a particular type of human challenge.

The statue of Dagon fell on its face and was destroyed in front of the Ark of the Covenant, which held the Ten Commandments. This is an illustration of the power of the Lord’s Divine Word. A person’s faith cannot only be a belief in the Lord’s Word, or just an intellectual acknowledgement of His Commandments. It is a function of a life led based on these commandments. Belief without a good life, faith without charity, is destructive- on an individual level and a collective level. We see this symbolically represented in the destruction of the statue of Dagon.

The ways in which the statue was destroyed are symbolic, and speak to this message of faith separate from charity. For example, hands generally symbolize power, and the ability to put things into action, whether they be good or bad (see Arcana Coelestia 878). The hands were cut off of the statue of Dagon, perhaps representing that this false idol represents faith without action, or charity.

This further drives home the message that faith and charity must go together, to preserve an individual’s covenant with the Lord.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Explained 700

Apocalypse Revealed 529

Divine Providence 326

Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Regarding the Sacred Scripture 23


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Doctrine of Life 59

Doctrine of Faith 52

True Christian Religion 71, 284, 614, 630, 691


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Spiritual Experiences 2472

Marriage 71

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