約書亞記 6

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1 耶利哥的城門因以色列人得嚴緊,無人出入。

2 耶和華曉諭約書亞哪,我已經把耶利哥耶利哥,並大能的勇士,都交在你中。

3 你們的切兵丁要圍繞這城,日圍繞次,日都要這樣行。

4 祭司要拿個羊角走在約櫃前。到第七日,你們要繞城次,祭司也要吹角。

5 他們吹的角聲拖,你們見角聲,眾百姓要聲呼城牆就必塌陷,各都要往前直上。

6 嫩的兒子約書亞召了祭司來,吩咐他們:你們抬起約櫃來,要有祭司個羊角走在耶和華的約櫃前;

7 又對百姓:你們前去繞城,帶兵器的要走在耶和華的約櫃前。

8 約書亞對百姓完了話,祭司個羊角走在耶和華面前吹角;耶和華的約櫃在他們跟隨

9 帶兵器的走在吹角的祭司前面,隊隨著約櫃行。祭司一面走一面吹。

10 約書亞吩咐百姓:你們不可呼,不可出聲,連一句也不可出你們的,等到我吩咐你們呼的日子,那時才可以呼

11 這樣,他使耶和華的約櫃繞城,把城繞了次;眾人回到裡,就在裡住宿。

12 約書亞清起來祭司又抬起耶和華的約櫃。

13 祭司個羊角在耶和華的約櫃前,時常行走吹角;帶兵器的在他們前面走,隊隨著耶和華的約櫃行。祭司一面走一面吹。

14 第二日,眾人把城繞了一次,就回裡去。日都是這樣行。

15 第七日清黎明的時候,他們起來,照樣繞城次;惟獨這日把城繞了次。

16 到了第七次,祭司吹角的時候,約書亞吩咐百姓:呼罷,因為耶和華已經把城交你們了!

17 這城和其中所有的都要在耶和華面前毀滅;只有妓女喇合與他家中所有的可以存活,因為他隱藏了我們所打發的使者。

18 至於你們,務要謹慎,不可取那當滅的物,恐怕你們取了那當滅的物就連累以色列的,使全受咒詛。

19 惟有子、子,和銅的器皿都要歸耶和華,必入耶和華的中。

20 於是百姓呼,祭司也吹角。百姓見角聲,便聲呼城牆就塌陷,百姓便上去進城,各往前直上,將城奪取。

21 又將城中所有的,不拘女老少,牛羊和,都用刀殺盡。

22 約書亞吩咐窺探地的兩個人:你們進那妓女的家,照著你們向他所起的誓,將那女人和他所有的從那裡

23 當探子的兩個少年人就進去,將喇合與他的父母、弟兄,和他所有的,並他一切的親眷,都,安置在以色列的外。

24 眾人就用將城和其中所有的焚燒了;惟有子、子,和銅的器皿都放在耶和華殿的中。

25 約書亞卻把妓女喇合與他父,並他所有的,都活了;因為他隱藏了約書亞所打發窺探耶利哥的使者,他就以色列中,直到今日。

26 當時,約書亞叫眾起誓說:有興起重修這耶利哥城的,當在耶和華面前受咒詛。他立根基的時候,必喪長子,安的時候,必喪幼子。

27 耶和華與約書亞同在,約書亞的聲名傳揚遍地。

  

Exploring the Meaning of 約書亞記 6      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

Joshua 6: The Fall of Jericho

Here, the first conflict for Israel in Canaan presents itself: the taking of the city of Jericho, which stands directly and obstinately in the path of the Israelites, preventing them from moving forward. This conflict embodies the whole essence and scope of all the rest of the conquests in the Joshua story, which in the inner meaning is to overcome and rule the things in our lives which oppose what God wants for us.

Jericho is to be taken with a siege, and God gives Joshua a procedure to follow: You shall march round the city once a day for six days in absolute silence. Seven priests shall carry seven rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march round the city seven times, and then the priests shall blow their trumpets. All the people are to shout with a huge shout, and then the walls of the city will fall down flat. And all the people are to go up and take the city.

This is quite unlike any other siege, where walls have to be scaled and fire catapulted in to burn things, but... this is a spiritual siege. The siege of Jericho represents how we are to lay siege to, or deal effectively with, our own evils and tendencies. It is the description blueprint for the battle between good and evil, which is our battle too. (See Doctrine of Faith 50).

In the Bible, Jericho is sometimes called the ‘city of palm trees’, giving a lovely idea of it. Its name means “a place of fragrance”, or, “his (the Lord’s) sweet breath”. It sounds perfect, but this has been usurped by invaders and takers who are now in complete possession of this sweet city and who will hold on for all they're worth (Apocalypse Explained 502[11]). This is really an account of the influence of hell in human life, and especially our unregenerate lives, when we are open to whatever feels self-gratifying.

Jericho, we hear, is shut up tight. It is not going to be an easy matter – because the work of regeneration never is – but this also describes hell’s fear; it is shut up tight because of the Israelites (Heaven and Hell 543). In us, when we become aware of a better way to live and we want to follow the Lord - whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light - hell will soon hit back in some devious imperceptible way to hold on to what it has got. It is scared of losing us.

This takes us to the siege and its tactics. The march once a day around the city for six days, carrying the ark, is to see every part of our situation from every angle, and it is also to parade our worship and adoration of the Lord (by parading the ark). The time period, six days, is always to do with the work involved in our regeneration as we see evil and shun it, pray to God, stand back and determine. (Arcana Caelestia 10373)

The seventh day involves seven marches round the city, then the trumpets and the shouts. This is the culmination, the Sabbath. For us, it is the avowal that we know the Lord is now ruling our will and our life and there will be no turning back or weakness of giving in. Jericho is now taken! The command is that every living thing in the city is to be completely destroyed because we must be unrelenting against all the things in our lives that go against God.

The gold, the silver, and the vessels of brass and iron, were put into the treasury of the house of Jehovah. The "gold and silver" represent the knowledges of spiritual truth and good, and "the vessels of brass and iron" represent knowledges of natural truth and good. In the profane hands of the idolaters of Jericho, those knowledges could be tools to serve dire falsities and evils. In the house of Jehovah, they could be serviceable knowledges, applied to good ends - hence their being salvaged. (See Heaven and Hell 487)

The prostitute Rahab (who had hidden Israel’s spies and confessed the Lord’s power) and all her family are brought out and given safekeeping. For us, this is the acknowledgement of the truth that we are sinful (as she was) and that if it were not for the Lord we would plunge into who knows what. But now we know and confess the power and truth of God. And then, the Israelites burn the city with fire and Joshua pronounces a curse on anyone who ever rebuilds this city. We are to abhor evil for what it is and be faithful to the Lord our God.

The story of the destruction of Jericho is then the pattern for all our resistance and resolve in seeing and overcoming evil, while confessing, as we do this, that the battle is the Lord’s. (Charity 166)

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 6      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

Joshua 6: The Fall of Jericho

Here, the first conflict for Israel in Canaan presents itself: the taking of the city of Jericho, which stands directly and obstinately in the path of the Israelites, preventing them from moving forward. This conflict embodies the whole essence and scope of all the rest of the conquests in the Joshua story, which in the inner meaning is to overcome and rule the things in our lives which oppose what God wants for us.

Jericho is to be taken with a siege, and God gives Joshua a procedure to follow: You shall march round the city once a day for six days in absolute silence. Seven priests shall carry seven rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march round the city seven times, and then the priests shall blow their trumpets. All the people are to shout with a huge shout, and then the walls of the city will fall down flat. And all the people are to go up and take the city.

This is quite unlike any other siege, where walls have to be scaled and fire catapulted in to burn things, but... this is a spiritual siege. The siege of Jericho represents how we are to lay siege to, or deal effectively with, our own evils and tendencies. It is the description blueprint for the battle between good and evil, which is our battle too. (See Doctrine of Faith 50).

In the Bible, Jericho is sometimes called the ‘city of palm trees’, giving a lovely idea of it. Its name means “a place of fragrance”, or, “his (the Lord’s) sweet breath”. It sounds perfect, but this has been usurped by invaders and takers who are now in complete possession of this sweet city and who will hold on for all they're worth (Apocalypse Explained 502[11]). This is really an account of the influence of hell in human life, and especially our unregenerate lives, when we are open to whatever feels self-gratifying.

Jericho, we hear, is shut up tight. It is not going to be an easy matter – because the work of regeneration never is – but this also describes hell’s fear; it is shut up tight because of the Israelites (Heaven and Hell 543). In us, when we become aware of a better way to live and we want to follow the Lord - whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light - hell will soon hit back in some devious imperceptible way to hold on to what it has got. It is scared of losing us.

This takes us to the siege and its tactics. The march once a day around the city for six days, carrying the ark, is to see every part of our situation from every angle, and it is also to parade our worship and adoration of the Lord (by parading the ark). The time period, six days, is always to do with the work involved in our regeneration as we see evil and shun it, pray to God, stand back and determine. (Arcana Caelestia 10373)

The seventh day involves seven marches round the city, then the trumpets and the shouts. This is the culmination, the Sabbath. For us, it is the avowal that we know the Lord is now ruling our will and our life and there will be no turning back or weakness of giving in. Jericho is now taken! The command is that every living thing in the city is to be completely destroyed because we must be unrelenting against all the things in our lives that go against God.

The gold, the silver, and the vessels of brass and iron, were put into the treasury of the house of Jehovah. The "gold and silver" represent the knowledges of spiritual truth and good, and "the vessels of brass and iron" represent knowledges of natural truth and good. In the profane hands of the idolaters of Jericho, those knowledges could be tools to serve dire falsities and evils. In the house of Jehovah, they could be serviceable knowledges, applied to good ends - hence their being salvaged. (See Heaven and Hell 487)

The prostitute Rahab (who had hidden Israel’s spies and confessed the Lord’s power) and all her family are brought out and given safekeeping. For us, this is the acknowledgement of the truth that we are sinful (as she was) and that if it were not for the Lord we would plunge into who knows what. But now we know and confess the power and truth of God. And then, the Israelites burn the city with fire and Joshua pronounces a curse on anyone who ever rebuilds this city. We are to abhor evil for what it is and be faithful to the Lord our God.

The story of the destruction of Jericho is then the pattern for all our resistance and resolve in seeing and overcoming evil, while confessing, as we do this, that the battle is the Lord’s. (Charity 166)

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

属天的奥秘 8815


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

属天的奥秘 728, 2799, 2838, 2973, 5955, 9396, 9416

揭秘启示录 397, 529

Doctrine of Life 59

真实的基督教 284


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 55, 458, 502, 700

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黎明
由于太阳代表着主,所以清晨和日出代表着一种开悟的状态,在经历了一段黑暗之后,会有新的清晰的认识。 在现代生活中,这种表现方式有很多。首先,长期以来的传统是将教堂的圣殿设在东方,朝向初升的太阳。人们在努力解决一个问题时,往往会决定 "睡一觉",期待明天早上答案会更清晰。而我们其实用 "黎明 "作为动词,表示突然的开悟。"当他盯着窗外看时,他恍然大悟,答案一直在他手中。"


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...

妓女
'A harlot' signifies the affection of falsities, thus the church corrupted.

以色列的
'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...


'Money' relates to truth.


'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...


'Iron,' in Deuteronomy 8:9, signifies natural or rational truth. Iron' signifies natural truth, and consequently, the natural sense of the Word. At the same time,...


'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.


'Treasuries' denote knowledges of good and truth, and, in the opposite sense, evil and falsity.


The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...


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.)

女人
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...


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...


如同一般常见的动词一样,"带来 "的意思在很大程度上取决于语境,但在一般情况下,它表示对新的精神状态或新的思想的介绍。


As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...


火,在精神意义上,根据上下文,既可以意味着爱,也可以意味着恨,就像自然之火既可以让你感到舒适,让你感到温暖,也可以让你感到害怕,让你的房子烧毁。我们的语言也反映了这一点--我们使用的概念,比如燃烧的仇恨或燃烧的爱。所以,火就是爱,要么是对邻居和对主的爱,要么,在不好的意义上,是对自己的爱,如果不受良心的约束,会导致对任何反对它的人的仇恨。


在圣经时代,特别是旧约时代,许多人都是游牧民族,他们住在帐篷里,可以快速地打点、移动和重新搭建。当然,还有一些人住在房子里,一般是用石头和木头做的,相当永久。介于这两者之间的是更大、更精致的帐篷式结构,称为帐棚或住所;摩西为约柜所建的帐棚就是以这种模式为基础。 那么,"住 "在某个地方,意义重大--它比单纯的参观要多得多--但却不如住在那里永久。而事实上,在《圣经》中,住在某处,代表着进入那种属灵的状态,并与之交往,但不一定是永久的。 同时,"住处 "代表着激发居住在其中的人的各种爱,从最邪恶的--例如以赛亚书第9章中的 "那些住在死亡阴影里的人"--到会幕本身的崇高状态,会幕是作为主的住处而建造的,代表着天堂的所有细节。


To be saved or rescued means getting true ideas that we can hold to even in the face of a storm of false thinking. Sometimes...


在圣经时代,特别是旧约时代,许多人都是游牧民族,他们住在帐篷里,可以快速地打点、移动和重新搭建。当然,还有一些人住在房子里,一般是用石头和木头做的,相当永久。介于这两者之间的是更大、更精致的帐篷式结构,称为帐棚或住所;摩西为约柜所建的帐棚就是以这种模式为基础。 那么,"住 "在某个地方,意义重大--它比单纯的参观要多得多--但却不如住在那里永久。而事实上,在《圣经》中,住在某处,代表着进入那种属灵的状态,并与之交往,但不一定是永久的。 同时,"住处 "代表着激发居住在其中的人的各种爱,从最邪恶的--例如以赛亚书第9章中的 "那些住在死亡阴影里的人"--到会幕本身的崇高状态,会幕是作为主的住处而建造的,代表着天堂的所有细节。

長子
当《圣经》谈到世代或出生顺序时,其内在的意义与灵性状态的进展和它们的相对重要性有关。那么,长子将是第一个、领先的灵性状态,为所有后续的灵性状态奠定基础。 当然,归根结底,所有的精神状态都有其源头,那就是来自于主的完美的、无限的爱,所以在最深的层面上,这种爱--主本身的本质--就是指 "长子"。在某种程度上,主的爱也是自然层面上的终极 "长子";我们可以通过不计其数的世代和亿万年的演化,清晰地追溯到创世本身的那一刻,将孩子追溯到父母。既然创造来自于主爱的无限能量,那么从某种程度上来说,他也就成了自然界的长子。 不过,圣经中大多数对 "长子 "的使用并不是在这个终极层面上,它们是指一个人或一个教会的 "长子"。这大致可分为两类。如果这个人或那个教会是属天的,它的 "长子 "就会在某个层面上有向善的愿望,从较低层面的服侍别人的愿望到最高层面的爱主。这个人或那个教会的所有方面都会从这个初生的爱中逐步流露出来。如果这个人或那个教会在本质上是属灵的--在生命的过程中和现代世界中更为常见--那么第一胎将是对什么是好的理解,对主和主的愿望的认识。那个人或那个教会的所有方面都将从这种深刻的理解中流露出来,在瑞典堡中通常被称为 "信仰"。这是《圣经》中 "长子 "最常见的意思。


从一般意义上讲,《圣经》中的门代表了人们最初的向善欲望和对真理的概念,将人们的爱和理解引入新的层次,甚至是主自己。 不过根据背景,有很多具体的内容。因为 "房子 "代表了一个人的欲望、情感和激情,门的作用是引入真正的想法,可以把这些欲望付诸行动。在更广泛的情况下,门是通向天堂本身的。 而在某些情况下,其含义被带到了一个非常具体的层面。例如,圣经时代的住宅往往有内门和外门来保护。创世记19章中,当罗得试图说服所多玛的人不要调戏探望他的天使时,他其实是去了内门外,但却留在了外门内。外门代表着对善的渴望,对所多玛男人所代表的虚假有抵抗力;内门代表着从善的渴望中涌现出来的真实想法。培养善的欲望的人可以从第一道门进入,但在从第二道门进入之前,必须学习如何表达这种欲望的真理。 提到门柱和门楣,也要区分介绍性商品和介绍性真理。

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 Battle of Jericho Review Questions
Use words from a word bank to complete sentences about the battle of Jericho.
Activity | All Ages

 Build a Diorama of the City of Jericho
Use pipecleaners and paper to make a model of the city of Jericho, the first city Israel conquered in the conquest of Canaan.
Project | All Ages

 Compare Joshua with Jesus
Complete a chart comparing Joshua and Jesus. Who were theys fighting? Where did they go? How did they show courage?
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 Crossing the Jordan, Jericho
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joshua and the Walls of Jericho
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Conquest of Jericho
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Destruction of Jericho
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Destruction of Jericho
The destruction of Jericho shows us that the voice of the Lord is powerful and that He can help us fight our battles as well. Sample from the Jacob's Ladder Program, Level 4, for ages 9-10.
Religion Lesson | Ages 9 - 10

 The Fall of Jericho
Family lessons provide a worship talk and a variety of activities for children and teens..
Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17

 The Number Seven in the Word Crossword Puzzle
Discover stories that include the number seven in the Word.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 The Taking of Jericho
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Walls of Jericho
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Walls of Jericho
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Walls Tumble Down
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 Why Was Joshua a Hero?
Read clues from Deuteronomy and Joshua to discover why Joshua was a hero.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13


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