Suci 13

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1 Izraelci su opet okrenuli da čine ono što Jahvi nije po volji i Jahve ih predade u ruke Filistejcima za čerdeset godina.

2 A bijaše neki čovjek iz Sore, od Danova plemena, po imenu Manoah. Žena mu bila nerotkinja i nije imala djece.

3 Toj se ženi ukaza Anđeo Jahvin i reče joj: "Ti si neplodna i nisi rađala.

4 Ali se odsad pazi: da ne piješ ni vina ni žestoka pića i da ne jedeš ništa nečisto.

5 Jer, zatrudnjet ćeš, evo, i rodit ćeš sina. I neka mu britva ne prijeđe po glavi, jer će od majčine utrobe dijete biti Bogu posvećeno - bit će nazirej Božji i on će početi izbavljati Izraela iz ruke Filistejaca."

6 Žena ode i kaza mužu: "Božji čovjek došao k meni, lice mu kao u Božjeg anđela, puno dostojanstva. Nisam ga upitala odakle je došao, niti mi on kaza svog imena.

7 Ali mi je rekao: 'Ti ćeš začeti i roditi sina. Ne pij odsad ni vina ni žestoka pića i ne jedi ništa nečisto jer će ti dijete biti nazirej Božji od majčine utrobe do smrti.'"

8 Tada se Manoah pomoli Jahvi i reče: "Molim te, Gospode, neka Božji čovjek koga si jednom poslao dođe još jednom k nama i pouči nas što ćemo činiti s djetetom kad se rodi!"

9 Jahve usliši Manoaha i Anđeo Jahvin dođe opet k ženi dok je sjedila u polju. Manoah, muž njezin, ne bijaše kraj nje.

10 Žena brzo otrča da obavijesti muža i reče mu: "Gle, ukazao mi se čovjek koji mi je došao onog dana."

11 Manoah ustade, pođe za ženom i kada dođe k čovjeku, upita ga: "Jesi li ti onaj što je govorio s ovom ženom?" A on odgovori: "Jesam."

12 "Kada se ispuni ono što si rekao", opet će Manoah, "po kojim propisima i kako treba postupati s djetetom?"

13 Anđeo Jahvin odgovori Manoahu: "Neka se žena čuva svega što sam joj zabranio.

14 Neka ne uživa ništa što dolazi od vinove loze, neka ne pije ni vina ni žestoka pića, neka ne jede ništa nečisto i neka se drži svega što sam joj zapovjedio."

15 Tada reče Manoah Anđelu Jahvinu: "Rado bismo te ustavili i pogostili jaretom."

16 Anđeo Jahvin nato će Manoahu: "Sve da me i ustaviš, ja ne bih jeo tvoga jela; nego ako želiš žrtvovati paljenicu, prinesi je Jahvi." Manoah, ne znajući da je to Anđeo Jahvin,

17 reče tada Anđelu Jahvinu: "Kako ti je ime, da te možemo častiti kada se ispuni što si obećao."

18 Anđeo Jahvin odgovori mu: "Zašto pitaš za moje ime? Ono je tajanstveno."

19 Manoah nato uze jare i prinos te ga na stijeni kao paljenicu žrtvova Jahvi koji čini tajanstvene stvari.

20 Kada se poče dizati plamen sa žrtvenika k nebu, podiže se Anđeo Jahvin u tome plamenu. Kad to vidješe Manoah i njegova žena, padoše ničice.

21 Anđeo Jahvin nije se više ukazivao Manoahu i njegovoj ženi. Manoah tada shvati da je to Anđeo Jahvin.

22 "Zacijelo ćemo umrijeti", reče ženi, "jer smo vidjeli Boga."

23 "Da nas je htio usmrtiti", odgovori mu žena, "ne bi iz naše ruke primio paljenice ni prinosa i ne bi nam dao da sve to vidimo niti da takvo što čujemo."

24 Žena rodi sina i nadjenu mu ime Samson. Dijete odraste i Jahve ga blagoslovi.

25 I Jahvin duh bijaše s njim u Danovu taboru, između Sore i Eštaola.

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 13      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 13: The birth of Samson.

Chapters 13-16 of Judges tell the story of Samson, one of the greatest judges of Israel. At the time of Samson’s birth, Israel had been under Philistine oppression for forty years, because they had once again sinned against the Lord. As we have seen in previous chapters, the Lord appears to have punished them, but this is not the case; it is really our own waywardness that brings about these negative consequences.

This story begins with Samson’s parents, Manoah and his wife. Manoah’s wife was barren, but the angel of the Lord appeared to her, with news that she would have a son. The angel said that she was forbidden to drink alcohol or eat anything unclean, and that her son was never to have his hair cut, for he would be a Nazirite. And finally, the angel prophesied that her son would deliver Israel from the Philistines.

When Manoah’s wife told him what had happened, he prayed to the Lord for the man to return. The angel reappeared to Manoah’s wife, so she brought her husband to speak with the angel directly. Manoah asked what they should do for their child, but the angel only told Manoah that his wife must follow the instructions she had received.

Manoah offered a meal to the angel of the Lord, but the angel declined, saying that the burnt offering must be made to the Lord. Manoah brought out the meat of a young goat, placed it upon a rock, and gave it as a burnt offering to the Lord. The angel of the Lord ascended in the flames toward heaven, and the couple knew that they had seen God.

In time, Samson was born, and the Lord blessed him.

*****

Samson’s name literally means “sun-like”. He was a mighty warrior, a womaniser, and a powerful character prone to sudden outbursts and rage, but his intention was to defend Israel and defeat the Philistines. He was strong in his acknowledgement of his people and his God.

Samson represents the Lord in His divine human, and also the power of the Word in its literal sense. This is why Samson had strength in the abundance of his hair (see Swedenbrog’s works, Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 49[2], and Arcana Caelestia 9836[2]).

Spiritually, barrenness stands for a lack of personal doctrine or a spiritual path, representing how life can feel before regeneration begins. The angel of the Lord appeared to just the woman at first, because the purpose of regeneration is primarily to make us love what is good (represented by a woman). We do this by knowing and obeying truth (represented by a man).

The Nazarites, who vowed not to drink or cut their hair, represented the Lord as the Word in its ultimate and fullest sense (see Swedenborg’s work, Apocalypse Revealed 47). These customs are the marks of a natural and genuine life, as wine can lead us astray, and focusing on appearances can lead to vanity. Above all, Samson’s uncut hair represented this greatness of divine truths from the Word (see Swedenborg’s work, True Christian Religion 214).

The angel was reluctant to tell Manoah and his wife details about their son’s future, except that he would be a Nazarite, and would deliver Israel. He intentionally kept them from knowing what would take place, because if they knew the future, they would no longer be able to act in freedom. Divine Providence - the Lord’s plan for our world - cannot be disclosed to us, or we would no longer live in freedom to make our own decisions (Arcana Caelestia 2493).

Manoah asked the angel what his name was, so he could be honored. However, the angel declined to tell them, as his name was wonderful. A name describes a person’s spiritual qualities, and we are unable to fathom the extent of heavenly qualities because they are of God.

The spiritual meaning of Manoah’s sacrifice comes from the correspondence of a young goat (innocence within the human soul) and the rock (truth). The young goat, placed on the rock as a sacrifice, represents worshipping from our hearts in faith to the Lord. This is the Lord’s requirement of us (Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 18[3] and Arcana Caelestia 9393).

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 2165, 2332, 3301, 3519, 4299, 5113, 6437, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 54, 939

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 218


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 66, 78, 412, 817

Spiritual Experiences 6017

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