Yehoshua 7

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1 וימעלו בני־ישראל מעל בחרם ויקח עכן בן־כרמי בן־זבדי בן־זרח למטה יהודה מן־החרם ויחר־אף יהוה בבני ישראל׃

2 וישלח יהושע אנשים מיריחו העי אשר עם־בית און מקדם לבית־אל ויאמר אליהם לאמר עלו ורגלו את־הארץ ויעלו האנשים וירגלו את־העי׃

3 וישבו אל־יהושע ויאמרו אליו אל־יעל כל־העם כאלפים איש או כשלשת אלפים איש יעלו ויכו את־העי אל־תיגע־שמה את־כל־העם כי מעט המה׃

4 ויעלו מן־העם שמה כשלשת אלפים איש וינסו לפני אנשי העי׃

5 ויכו מהם אנשי העי כשלשים וששה איש וירדפום לפני השער עד־השברים ויכום במורד וימס לבב־העם ויהי למים׃

6 ויקרע יהושע שמלתיו ויפל על־פניו ארצה לפני ארון יהוה עד־הערב הוא וזקני ישראל ויעלו עפר על־ראשם׃

7 ויאמר יהושע אהה אדני יהוה למה העברת העביר את־העם הזה את־הירדן לתת אתנו ביד האמרי להאבידנו ולו הואלנו ונשב בעבר הירדן׃

8 בי אדני מה אמר אחרי אשר הפך ישראל ערף לפני איביו׃

9 וישמעו הכנעני וכל ישבי הארץ ונסבו עלינו והכריתו את־שמנו מן־הארץ ומה־תעשה לשמך הגדול׃ ס

10 ויאמר יהוה אל־יהושע קם לך למה זה אתה נפל על־פניך׃

11 חטא ישראל וגם עברו את־בריתי אשר צויתי אותם וגם לקחו מן־החרם וגם גנבו וגם כחשו וגם שמו בכליהם׃

12 ולא יכלו בני ישראל לקום לפני איביהם ערף יפנו לפני איביהם כי היו לחרם לא אוסיף להיות עםכם אם־לא תשמידו החרם מקרבכם׃

13 קם קדש את־העם ואמרת התקדשו למחר כי כה אמר יהוה אלהי ישראל חרם בקרבך ישראל לא תוכל לקום לפני איביך עד־הסירכם החרם מקרבכם׃

14 ונקרבתם בבקר לשבטיכם והיה השבט אשר־ילכדנו יהוה יקרב למשפחות והמשפחה אשר־ילכדנה יהוה תקרב לבתים והבית אשר ילכדנו יהוה יקרב לגברים׃

15 והיה הנלכד בחרם ישרף באש אתו ואת־כל־אשר־לו כי עבר את־ברית יהוה וכי־עשה נבלה בישראל׃

16 וישכם יהושע בבקר ויקרב את־ישראל לשבטיו וילכד שבט יהודה׃

17 ויקרב את־משפחת יהודה וילכד את משפחת הזרחי ויקרב את־משפחת הזרחי לגברים וילכד זבדי׃

18 ויקרב את־ביתו לגברים וילכד עכן בן־כרמי בן־זבדי בן־זרח למטה יהודה׃

19 ויאמר יהושע אל־עכן בני שים־נא כבוד ליהוה אלהי ישראל ותן־לו תודה והגד־נא לי מה עשית אל־תכחד ממני׃

20 ויען עכן את־יהושע ויאמר אמנה אנכי חטאתי ליהוה אלהי ישראל וכזאת וכזאת עשיתי׃

21 [כ= ואראה] [ק= וארא] בשלל אדרת שנער אחת טובה ומאתים שקלים כסף ולשון זהב אחד חמשים שקלים משקלו ואחמדם ואקחם והנם טמונים בארץ בתוך האהלי והכסף תחתיה׃

22 וישלח יהושע מלאכים וירצו האהלה והנה טמונה באהלו והכסף תחתיה׃

23 ויקחום מתוך האהל ויבאום אל־יהושע ואל כל־בני ישראל ויצקם לפני יהוה׃

24 ויקח יהושע את־עכן בן־זרח ואת־הכסף ואת־האדרת ואת־לשון הזהב ואת־בניו ואת־בנתיו ואת־שורו ואת־חמרו ואת־צאנו ואת־אהלו ואת־כל־אשר־לו וכל־ישראל עמו ויעלו אתם עמק עכור׃

25 ויאמר יהושע מה עכרתנו יעכרך יהוה ביום הזה וירגמו אתו כל־ישראל אבן וישרפו אתם באש ויסקלו אתם באבנים׃

26 ויקימו עליו גל־אבנים גדול עד היום הזה וישב יהוה מחרון אפו על־כן קרא שם המקום ההוא עמק עכור עד היום הזה׃ ף

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 7      

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

Joshua 7: The defeat at Ai, and the sin of Achan.

This chapter opens with the statement that Israel had sinned at Jericho, because an Israelite named Achan had kept something for himself, against the Lord's commandment. (But Joshua doesn't know this yet.)

The great victory at Jericho was quickly followed by an embarrassing defeat at Ai. The Israelites hadn't expected much difficulty in taking Ai, and sent just a few thousand men to attack it. They were routed.

Spiritually, we might say that pride goes before a fall, but more specifically, in the work of our regeneration we are never to rest on our laurels, but to always stay alert to each situation and how we are internally handling it. (Apocalypse Revealed 158)

Understandably, Joshua pours out his heart to the Lord, wondering why they have even crossed over the Jordan to simply be destroyed. The Lord tells him that their defeat at Ai was because Israel sinned by taking some of the forbidden things of Jericho. The Lord explains how to put this right, by identifying the wrongdoer and destroying him and his family.

Note the weakness of Joshua (as earlier also with Moses at times) when things go wrong and he feels confused, full of doubt, hurt and afraid. When things go well, we go well; when things go badly, we tend to go to pieces. And we ask, “Why? Why this, why me, why now?”

The Lord’s answer is a command, “Get up! Why are you lying on your face?” This is a pretty plain meaning: The Lord wants us to use such setbacks to be able to go forward, seeing the problem as a challenge and an opportunity and learning point.

Joshua is told to find the source of the wrong and the defeat. From all the tribes, one tribe will be selected by the Lord. From all its families, one family will be chosen. From all its households, one household will be chosen, and from that household, one man will be chosen. And Achan was the man and he is brought out. (Arcana Caelestia 5135)

This drawing-by-lot is a remarkable picture of our spiritual self-examination. We’re told that to make our general confession of ‘having done what we should not have done’ is almost worthless because we are likely to just carry on the same afterwards. (Arcana Caelestia 8390) Our personal inventory must be specific. What kind of thoughts have I been allowing myself recently? What did that make me feel in my heart? Did I welcome it or want nothing to do with it? It’s a kind of pinpointing, and it leads us to Achan, whose name in Hebrew means ‘trouble’ and ‘troubler’. (The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 164)

Achan, discovered, doesn't hide or deny his wrongdoing but openly admits that he has sinned against the Lord. He'd seen a beautiful garment, much silver, and a chunk of gold, and took them, and hid them in the earth in the middle of his tent. He confesses and indeed, his confession is transparent. So must our confession be when we see things in ourselves that go against the Lord’s truths and ways. They bring forth his stolen goods from his tent.

Then, in a comprehensive way, Joshua took everything Achan owned in its entirety, including the stolen goods, to the Valley of Achor (a name again meaning ‘trouble’) and stoned him and all his family and burned them with fire and raised a heap of stones over it all. This, to us, might well sound like a brutal and an unwarranted punishment.

Spiritually, the Lord does not punish us, ever. Rather, he commands that we turn from our evils, and suffer the consequences if we don't. The Lord does this to help and encourage us to stop following our own way and to commit ourselves to following and living His way. We can only conquer Canaan, representing heaven, when we do this. (Arcana Caelestia 8622)

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