Joshua 6

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1 Ja Jeriho oli suljettu ja visusti varustettu Israelin lasten edestä, niin ettei yksikään taitanut tulla ulos eli sisälle.

2 Mutta Herra sanoi Josualle: katso, minä olen antanut Jerihon, ja hänen kuninkaansa, väkevät sotajoukot, sinun kätees.

3 Käykäät ympäri kaupunkia kaikki sotamiehet, ja piirittäkäät kaupunki kerta ympäri; ja tee niin kuusi päivää.

4 Ja seitsemän pappia ottakaan seitsemän riemuvuoden basunaa arkin eteen, ja seitsemäntenä päivänä käykäät seitsemän kertaa kaupungin ympäri, ja papit soittakaan basunilla.

5 Ja kuin he soittavat riemuvuoden basunaa pitkään, ja te kuulette basunan äänen, niin nostakaan kaikki kansa suuren äänen ja huutakaan; ja niin kaupungin muuri hajoo itsestänsä, ja kansa astuu sinne sisälle itsekukin kohdastansa.

6 Niin kutsui Josua Nunin poika papit ja sanoi heille: kantakaat liitonarkki, ja seitsemän pappia kantakaan seitsemän riemuvuoden basunaa Herran arkin edellä.

7 Mutta kansalle sanoi hän: menkäät matkaan ja käykäät kaupungin ympäri, ja se, joka sota-aseilla varustettu on, käykään Herran arkin edellä.

8 Ja kuin Josua nämät kansalle sanonut oli, niin ottivat ne seitsemän pappia seitsemän riemuvuoden basunaa, ja kävivät Herran arkin edellä, ja soittivat basunilla, ja Herran liitonarkki seurasi heitä heidän jälissänsä.

9 Ja ne, jotka sota-aseilla hankitut olivat, kävivät pappein edellä ja soittivat basunilla; vaan yhteinen kansa seurasi arkkia, ja soitettiin basunilla.

10 Mutta Josua käski kansaa ja sanoi: ei teidän pidä huutaman eikä antaman teidän ääntänne kuulla eli sanaa lausuman suustanne, siihen päivään asti kuin minä sanon teille: huutakaat, niin antakaat kuulla sodan ääni.

11 Niin kävi Herran arkki kaupungin ympäri, piirittäen sen yhden kerran; ja he tulivat leiriin ja pitivät yötä leirissä,

12 Ja Josua nousi huomeneltain varhain, ja papit kantoivat Herran arkkia,

13 ne seitsemän pappia kantoivat ne seitsemän riemuvuoden basunaa Herran arkin edellä, ja käyden alati soittivat basunaa; ja jokainen, joka sota-aseilla hankittu oli, kävi heidän edellänsä, vaan yhteinen kansa kävi Herran arkin jälissä, basunain soidessa.

14 Kävivät he myös toisena päivänä kerran kaupungin ympäri ja tulivat leiriin jälleen; ja sitä he tekivät kuusi päivää.

15 Ja tapahtui seitsemäntenä päivänä, kuin huome rusko kävi ylös, nousivat he varhain ja kävivät entisellä tavalla seitsemän kertaa kaupungin ympäri; ja sinä päivänä ainoastaan kävivät he seitsemän kertaa kaupungin ympäri.

16 Ja seitsemännellä kerralla, kuin papit soittivat basunaa, sanoi Josua kansalle: huutakaat, sillä Herra antoi teille kaupungin.

17 Mutta kaupunki ja kaikki mitä siinä on, pitää oleman kirottu Herralle; ainoastaan portto Rahab pitää elämään jäämän, hän ja kaikki, jotka hänen kanssansa huoneessa ovat; sillä hän kätki sanansaattajat, jotka me lähetimme.

18 Ainostaan karttakaat kirottua, ettette itsiänne saattaisi kiroukseen, jos jotakin kirotusta otatte, te saatatte Israelin leirin kirouksen ja onnettomuuden alle.

19 Mutta kaikki hopia ja kulta, vaski- ja rautakalu olkaan Herralle pyhitetyt ja tulkaan Herran tavarahuoneeseen.

20 Ja kansa huusi ja soitettiin basunaa; sillä kaikki kansa, jotka kuulivat basunan äänen, huusivat suurella äänellä, ja muuri hajosi itsestänsä; ja kaikki kansa itsekukin kohdastansa astui kaupunkiin, ja he voittivat kaupungin.

21 Ja hukuttivat kaikki jotka kaupungissa olivat miekan terällä, sekä miehet että vaimot, nuoret ja vanhat, karjan, ja lampaat ja aasit.

22 Ja Josua sanoi niille kahdelle miehelle, jotka maata vaonneet olivat: menkäät porton huoneeseen ja johdattakaat vaimo sieltä ulos, ja kaikki mitä hänellä on, niinkuin te olette hänelle vannoneet.

23 Niin nuoret miehet, jotka maata vaonneet olivat, menivät sinne ja toivat Rahabin ulos, ja hänen isänsä, ja äitinsä, ja veljensä, ja kaikki mitä hänellä oli; niin myös kaiken hänen sukunsa toivat he ulos ja sioittivat heidät ulkoiselle puolelle Israelin leiriä.

24 Mutta kaupungin he polttivat tulella ja kaikki mitä siellä oli; ainoastaan hopian, kullan, vasken ja rautakalun panivat he tavaraksi Herran huoneeseen.

25 Mutta porton Rahabin, ja hänen isänsä huoneen ja kaikki mitä hänellä oli, antoi Josua elää; ja hän asui Israelin seassa tähän päivään asti, että hän kätki sanansaattajat, jotka Josua Jerihoa vakoomaan lähetti.

26 Silloin vannoi Josua ja sanoi: kirottu olkoon se mies Herran edessä, joka nousee ja rakentaa tämän Jerihon kaupungin; koska hän laskee siihen perustuksen, niin kadottakoon esikoisensa, ja koska hän rakentaa sen portit, niin kadottakoon nuorimman poikansa.

27 Ja Herra oli Josuan kanssa, ja hän tuli kuuluisaksi kaikissa maakunnissa.

  

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)

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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)

Swedenborg

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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