Josua 13

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1 Da nun Josua alt war und wohl betaget, sprach der HERR zu ihm: Du bist alt worden und wohl betaget, und des Landes ist noch fast viel übrig einzunehmen,

2 nämlich das ganze Galiläa der Philister und ganz Gessuri,

3 vom Sihor an, der vor Ägypten fleußt, bis an die Grenze Ekron gegen Mitternacht, die den Kanaanitern zugerechnet wird, fünf HERREN der Philister: nämlich der Gasiter, Asdoditer, der Askloniter, der Gethiter, der Ekroniter und die Aviter.

4 Von Mittag an aber ist das ganze Land der Kanaaniter und Meara der Zidonier bis gen Aphek, bis an die Grenze der Amoriter;

5 dazu das Land der Gibliter und der ganze Libanon gegen der Sonnen Aufgang, von Baal-Gad an unter dem Berge Hermon, bis man kommt gen Hamath:

6 alle, die auf dem Gebirge wohnen, vom Libanon an bis an die warmen Wasser, und alle Zidonier. Ich will sie vertreiben vor den Kindern Israel. Lose nur drum, sie auszuteilen unter Israel, wie ich dir geboten habe.

7 So teile nun dies Land zum Erbe unter die neun Stämme und unter den halben Stamm Manasse.

8 Denn die Rubeniter und Gaditer haben mit dem andern halben Manasse ihr Erbteil empfangen, das ihnen Mose gab jenseit des Jordans gegen dem Aufgang, wie ihnen dasselbe Mose, der Knecht des HERRN, gegeben hat:

9 von Aroer an, die am Ufer des Wassers bei Arnon liegt, und von der Stadt mitten im Wasser und alle Gegend Medba bis gen Dibon;

10 und alle Städte Sihons, des Königs der Amoriter, der zu Hesbon saß, bis an die Grenze der Kinder Ammon;

11 dazu Gilead und die Grenze an Gessuri und Maachathi und den ganzen Berg Hermon und das ganze Basan bis gen Salcha;

12 das ganze Reich Ogs zu Basan, der zu Astharoth und Edrei saß, welcher noch ein übriger war von den Riesen. Mose aber schlug sie und vertrieb sie.

13 Die Kinder Israel vertrieben aber die zu Gessur und zu Maachath nicht, sondern es wohneten beide Gessur und Maachath unter den Kindern Israel bis auf diesen Tag.

14 Aber dem Stamm der Leviten gab er kein Erbteil; denn das Opfer des HERRN, des Gottes Israels, ist ihr Erbteil, wie er ihnen geredet hat.

15 Also gab Mose dem Stamm der Kinder Ruben nach ihren Geschlechtern,

16 daß ihre Grenzen waren von Aroer, die am Ufer des Wassers bei Arnon liegt, und die Stadt mitten im Wasser mit allem ebenen Felde bis gen Medba;

17 Hesbon und alle ihre Städte, die im ebenen Felde liegen; Dibon, Bamoth-Baal und Beth-Baal-Meon,

18 Jahza, Kedemoth, Mephaath,

19 Kiriathaim, Sibma, Zereth-Sahar auf dem Gebirge im Tal,

20 Beth-Peor, die Bäche am Pisga und Beth-Jesimoth

21 und alle Städte auf der Ebene und das ganze Reich Sihons, des Königs der Amoriter, der zu Hesbon saß, den Mose schlug, samt den Fürsten Midians, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur und Reba, die Gewaltigen des Königs Sihon, die im Lande wohneten.

22 Dazu Bileam, den Sohn Beors, den Weissager, erwürgeten die Kinder Israel mit dem Schwert samt den Erschlagenen.

23 Und die Grenze der Kinder Ruben war der Jordan Das ist das Erbteil der Kinder Ruben unter ihren Geschlechtern, Städten und Dörfern.

24 Dem Stamm der Kinder Gad unter ihren Geschlechtern gab Mose,

25 daß ihre Grenzen waren Jaeser und alle Städte in Gilead und das halbe Land der Kinder Ammon bis gen Aroer, welche liegt vor Rabba;

26 und von Hesbon bis gen Ramath-Mizpe und Betonim und von Mahanaim bis an die Grenze Debirs;

27 im Tal aber Beth-Haram, Beth-Nimra, Suchoth und Zaphon, die übrig war von dem Reich Sihons, des Königs zu Hesbon, daß der Jordan die Grenze war, bis ans Ende des Meers Cinnereth, diesseit des Jordans gegen dem Aufgang.

28 Das ist das Erbteil der Kinder Gad in ihren Geschlechtern, Städten und Dörfern.

29 Dem halben Stamm der Kinder Manasse nach ihren Geschlechtern gab Mose,

30 daß ihre Grenzen waren von Mahanaim an, das ganze Basan, das ganze Reich Ogs, des Königs zu Basan, und alle Flecken Jairs, die in Basan liegen, nämlich sechzig Städte.

31 Und das halbe Gilead, Astharoth, Edrei, die Städte des Königreichs Ogs zu Basan, gab er den Kindern Machirs, des Sohns Manasses, das ist, der Hälfte der Kinder Machirs, nach ihren Geschlechtern.

32 Das ist's, das Mose ausgeteilet hat in dem Gefilde Moab jenseit des Jordans vor Jericho gegen dem Aufgang.

33 Aber dem Stamm Levi gab Mose kein Erbteil; denn der HERR, der Gott Israels, ist ihr Erbteil, wie er ihnen geredet hat.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 13      

Joshua 13: The start of the tribal territory allocations.

Now that Israel had conquered the land of Canaan, the Lord commanded Joshua to divide the land between the twelve tribes. The next seven chapters tell how the the land of Canaan was divided (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 1413, to read more about the spiritual meaning).

Chapter 13 deals with the territories given to the tribes of Reuben, Gad and one half of Manasseh, all of which are on the other side of the river Jordan. Reuben was given the southern lands; Gad was given the extensive middle region, much of which is an area called Gilead; and half the tribe of Manasseh received the northern land which is on the other side of the Jordan.

It is also worth noting that the first few verses say much of the land remained to be conquered. However, at the end of chapter 11, we read that Joshua took the whole land as the Lord had commanded Moses.

This may seem contradictory, but spiritually it fits very well. In our regeneration, we aim to conquer our self-centred nature, and allow the Lord to rule us with his truth. This is spiritually ‘conquering the whole land’. But even so, our natural thoughts and desires sometimes rise up to trouble us, and these times are like the parts of the land that remain to be conquered. This is why we must recognize our complete dependence on the Lord (Arcana Caelestia 8326).

The Lord giving land as inheritance to each of the twelve tribes represents the way that He gives us our spiritual life. As we do the work of spiritual ‘conquering’ - living by our purpose to serve the Lord - we feel more and more that we can use our understanding of God and His Word in our actions every day.

The twelve tribes stand for the whole spectrum of what spiritual life involves, and each tribe relates to a specific quality of our spiritual living (Arcana Caelestia 3858). For example, we need to be discerning, positive, respectful of others, and so on. Each tribe has a sizeable area of the land, and is part of the integrity of the whole nation.

The territories given to Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh are not part of Canaan, but they are linked to it. These areas represent our outward life: the way we work, live, rest, and relate with other people. This is the ‘casing’ of our spiritual life, and it is essential.

The tribe of Reuben – the eldest son of Jacob – stands for our initial need to see the truths from the Lord in the Word. By ‘seeing’ we mean meeting them, looking carefully, being attentive, coming to understand what they ask of us, and realising how important they are. It is not a vague impression that the Lord’s teachings are important, but a real first step for us (Arcana Caelestia 3866).

The tribe of Gad stands for our ability to see that knowledge and truth need to be used to perform good works. Gad’s name means ‘a troop,’ calling to mind soldiers marching in formation to go and sort things out properly. This is something we can apply to ourselves and to the world around us. We just need to watch that it doesn’t get too heavy-handed (See Swedenborg’s work, Apocalypse Explained 435[7]).

The tribe of Manasseh represents the spiritual good which supports our will to live a life which is just, fair and honourable because it is based on God. In fact, Manasseh – which means ‘forgetfulness’ – stands for our need to remember that ‘my will’ is really ‘the Lord’s will for me’. Our will needs to be focused on outward life and also inwardly open to the Lord, which is why half of Manasseh has land beyond the Jordan and half has land within Canaan (Arcana Caelestia 5353).

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Die Himmlischen Geheimnisse 3858, 3862

Apocalypse Explained 434


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Die Himmlischen Geheimnisse 2799, 4117

Enthüllte Offenbarung 114, 352


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 140, 405, 435, 440, 447, 654

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sihor
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