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1 (Kaj Jerihxo estis fermita kaj sxlosita kontraux la Izraelidoj; neniu eliris, kaj neniu eniris.)

2 Kaj la Eternulo diris al Josuo:Vidu, Mi transdonis en vian manon Jerihxon kaj gxian regxon kaj gxiajn fortajn militistojn.

3 CXirkauxiru la urbon cxiuj militistoj, cxirkauxiru la urbon unu fojon; tiel faru dum ses tagoj.

4 Kaj sep pastroj portu sep trumpetojn jubileajn antaux la kesto; kaj en la sepa tago cxirkauxiru la urbon sep fojojn, kaj la pastroj sonigu per la trumpetoj.

5 Kaj kiam oni ektrumpetos per la jubilea korno kaj vi ekauxdos la sonadon de la trumpeto, tiam la tuta popolo ekkriu per lauxta vocxo; kaj la muro de la urbo falos malsupren, kaj la popolo eniru, cxiu rekte antauxen.

6 Kaj Josuo, filo de Nun, alvokis la pastrojn, kaj diris al ili:Portu la keston de interligo, kaj sep pastroj portu sep jubileajn trumpetojn antaux la kesto de la Eternulo.

7 Kaj li diris al la popolo:Iru, kaj cxirkauxiru la urbon, kaj la armitoj preteriru antaux la kesto de la Eternulo.

8 Kaj post kiam Josuo tion diris al la popolo, sep pastroj, portantaj sep jubileajn trumpetojn antaux la Eternulo, ekiris kaj ektrumpetis per la trumpetoj; kaj la kesto de interligo de la Eternulo iris post ili.

9 Kaj la armitoj iris antaux la pastroj, kiuj trumpetis per la trumpetoj, kaj la resto de la popolo iris post la kesto; oni iris kaj trumpetis per trumpetoj.

10 Kaj al la popolo Josuo ordonis, dirante:Ne kriu, kaj ne auxdigu vian vocxon, kaj neniu vorto eliru el via busxo, gxis la tago, kiam mi diros al vi, ke vi kriu; tiam vi krios.

11 Kaj la kesto de la Eternulo ekiris cxirkaux la urbo, cxirkauxiris gxin unu fojon; kaj ili venis en la tendaron kaj tranoktis en la tendaro.

12 Kaj Josuo levigxis frue matene, kaj la pastroj ekportis la keston de la Eternulo.

13 Kaj la sep pastroj, kiuj portis sep jubileajn trumpetojn antaux la kesto de la Eternulo, iris kaj sencxese trumpetis per la trumpetoj; kaj la armitoj iris antaux ili, kaj la resto de la popolo iris post la kesto de la Eternulo, kaj oni sencxese trumpetis per trumpetoj.

14 Kaj ili cxirkauxiris la urbon en la dua tago unu fojon, kaj revenis en la tendaron. Tiel oni faris dum ses tagoj.

15 En la sepa tago ili levigxis frue, kiam montrigxis la matena cxielrugxo, kaj ili cxirkauxiris la urbon en la sama maniero sep fojojn; en tiu sola tago ili cxirkauxiris la urbon sep fojojn.

16 Kaj cxe la sepa fojo, kiam la pastroj trumpetis per la trumpetoj, Josuo diris al la popolo:Ekkriu, cxar la Eternulo transdonis al vi la urbon.

17 Kaj la urbo estu sub anatemo de la Eternulo, gxi kaj cxio, kio estas en gxi; nur la malcxastistino Rahxab restu viva, sxi kaj cxiu, kiu estas kun sxi en la domo; cxar sxi kasxis la senditojn, kiujn ni sendis.

18 Sed vi gardu vin kontraux la anatemitajxo, por ke vi ne anatemigxu, se vi prenos ion el la anatemitajxo, kaj por ke vi ne faligu anatemon sur la tendaron de Izrael kaj ne malfelicxigu gxin.

19 Kaj la tuta argxento kaj oro, kaj cxiuj vazoj kupraj kaj feraj, estu sanktigitaj al la Eternulo; en la trezorejon de la Eternulo ili venos.

20 Kaj la popolo ekkriis, kaj oni ektrumpetis per trumpetoj. Kaj kiam la popolo ekauxdis la sonadon de la trumpeto, la popolo ekkriis per lauxta vocxo; kaj la muro falis malsupren, kaj la popolo eniris en la urbon, cxiu rekte antauxen, kaj ili prenis la urbon.

21 Kaj ili ekstermis per glavo cxion, kio estis en la urbo, la virojn kaj virinojn, junulojn kaj maljunulojn, bovojn kaj sxafojn kaj azenojn.

22 Kaj al la du viroj, kiuj esplorrigardis la landon, Josuo diris:Iru en la domon de la malcxastistino, kaj elkonduku el tie la virinon, kaj cxiujn, kiuj estas cxe sxi, kiel vi jxuris al sxi.

23 Kaj la junuloj esplorrigardintoj iris, kaj elkondukis Rahxabon kaj sxian patron kaj sxian patrinon kaj sxiajn fratojn, kaj cxiujn, kiuj estis cxe sxi, kaj sxian tutan familion ili elkondukis, kaj starigis ilin ekster la tendaron de Izrael.

24 Kaj la urbon oni forbruligis per fajro, kaj cxion, kio estis en gxi; nur la argxenton kaj oron kaj la kuprajn kaj ferajn vazojn oni donis en la trezorejon de la domo de la Eternulo.

25 Kaj la malcxastistinon Rahxab, kaj la domon de sxia patro, kaj cxiujn, kiuj estis kun sxi, Josuo lasis vivaj, kaj sxi restis inter Izrael gxis nun; cxar sxi kasxis la senditojn, kiujn Josuo sendis por esplorrigardi Jerihxon.

26 Kaj en tiu tempo Josuo faris jxuron, dirante:Malbenita antaux la Eternulo estu tiu viro, kiu restarigos kaj konstruos cxi tiun urbon Jerihxo. Sur sia unuenaskito li gxin fondos, kaj sur sia plej juna filo li starigos gxiajn pordegojn.

27 Kaj la Eternulo estis kun Josuo, kaj li estis fama sur la tuta tero.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 6      

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

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)


Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 8815

Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 728, 2799, 2838, 2973, 5955, 9396, 9416

Apocalypse Revealed 397, 529

Doctrine of Life 59

True Christian Religion 284

Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 55, 458, 502, 700

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