創世記 46

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1 イスラエルはその持ち物をことごとく携えて立ち、ベエルシバに行って、父イサクのに犠牲をささげた。

2 この時、の幻のうちにイスラエルに語って言われた、「ヤコブよ、ヤコブよ」。彼は言った、「ここにいます」。

3 は言われた、「わたしは、あなたの父のである。エジプト下るのを恐れてはならない。わたしはあそこであなたを大いなる民にする。

4 わたしはあなたと一緒にエジプトに下り、また必ずあなたを導き上るであろう。ヨセフがずからあなたのを閉じるであろう」。

5 そしてヤコブはベエルシバを立った。イスラエルのらはヤコブを乗せるためにパロの送った車に、父ヤコブと幼なたちとたちを乗せ、

6 またその家畜カナンの地で得た財産を携え、ヤコブとその子孫は皆ともにエジプトへ行った。

7 こうしてヤコブはそのと、孫およびと孫などその孫をみな連れて、エジプトへ行った。

8 イスラエルのらでエジプトへ行った者の名は次のとおりである。すなわちヤコブとそのらであるが、ヤコブの長はルベン。

9 ルベンのらはハノク、パル、ヘヅロン、カルミ。

10 シメオンらはエムエル、ヤミン、オハデ、ヤキン、ゾハル及びカナンの女の産んだシャウル。

11 レビのらはゲルション、コハテ、メラリ。

12 ユダらはエル、オナン、シラ、ペレヅ、ゼラ。エルとオナンカナンの地で死んだ。ペレヅのらはヘヅロンとハムル。

13 イッサカルらはトラ、プワ、ヨブ、シムロン。

14 ゼブルンのらはセレデ、エロン、ヤリエル。

15 これらとデナとはレアがパダンアラムでヤコブに産んだらである。そのらとらは合わせて三十三人。

16 ガドらはゼポン、ハギ、シュニ、エヅボン、エリ、アロデ、アレリ。

17 アセルのらはエムナ、イシワ、イスイ、ベリアおよび妹サラ。ベリアのらはヘベルとマルキエル。

18 これらはラバンレアに与えたジルパのらである。彼女はこれらをヤコブに産んだ。合わせて十六人。

19 ヤコブのラケルのらはヨセフとベニヤミンとである。

20 エジプトでヨセフにマナセエフライムとが生れた。これはオンの祭司ポテペラのアセナテが彼に産んだ者である。

21 ベニヤミンのらはベラ、ベケル、アシベル、ゲラ、ナアマン、エヒ、ロシ、ムッピム、ホパム、アルデ。

22 これらはラケルがヤコブに産んだらである。合わせて十四人。

23 ダンはホシム。

24 ナフタリらはヤジエル、グニ、エゼル、シレム。

25 これらはラバンラケルに与えたビルハのらである。彼女はこれらをヤコブに産んだ。合わせて七人。

26 ヤコブと共にエジプトへ行ったすべての者、すなわち彼の身から出た者はヤコブのらのをのぞいて、合わせて六十六人であった。

27 エジプトでヨセフに生れたがふたりあった。エジプトへ行ったヤコブのの者は合わせて七十人であった。

28 さてヤコブはユダをさきにヨセフにつかわして、ゴセンで会おうと言わせた。そして彼らはゴセンの地へ行った。

29 ヨセフは車を整えて、父イスラエルを迎えるためにゴセンに上り、父に会い、そのくびを抱き、くびをかかえて久しく泣いた。

30 時に、イスラエルはヨセフに言った、「あなたがなお生きていて、わたしはあなたの見たので今は死んでもよい」。

31 ヨセフは兄弟たちと父の族とに言った、「わたしは上ってパロに言おう、『カナンの地にいたわたしの兄弟たちと父の族とがわたしの所へきました。

32 この者らはを飼う者、家畜の牧者で、そのおよび持ち物をみな携えてきました』。

33 もしパロがあなたがたを召して、『あなたがたの職業は何か』と言われたら、『しもべらは幼い時から、ずっと家畜の牧者です。われわれも、われわれの先祖もそうです』と言いなさい。そうすればあなたがたはゴセンの地に住むことができましょう。羊飼はすべて、エジプトびとの忌む者だからです」。

34 『しもべらは幼い時から、ずっと家畜の牧者です。われわれも、われわれの先祖もそうです』と言いなさい。そうすればあなたがたはゴセンの地に住むことができましょう。飼はすべて、エジプトびとの忌む者だからです」。

  

Exploring the Meaning of 創世記 46      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Genesis 46

1. So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his Father Isaac.

“Israel took his journey” tells us that he was starting out in the direction of being joined with his son, Joseph. Because this is moving towards a heavenly connection, Beersheba has a good meaning: charity and faith. By practicing charity, or kindness towards others in our thoughts and actions, and believing in God, we are worshiping Him, which is the inner meaning of offering sacrifices. (See Secrets of Heaven 5995)

2. Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.”

When God speaks to Israel at night, it connotes darkness, or that Jacob is in a state of obscurity about God, perhaps not really sure of his visions. This can further be seen by God calling him “Jacob” which denotes natural truth, or God’s way as seen in natural truths. When Jacob says, “Here I am”, it shows that he was starting to understand the things of God.

3. And He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.

Because Jacob is starting to understand, “the God of your father” denotes that divine intelligence is flowing into the truths that Jacob is seeing, in a natural way. “Not fearing to go down to Egypt” shows us, in our natural way, that we shouldn’t fear learning about God’s ways for us, but should instead feel confident that the Lord will guide us. This can be seen in what follows immediately—the great nation that the Lord will make from Jacob means that the truths will turn out good, or that we will be led to good things because of the truths we learn.

4. “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”

We are assured of the Lord’s presence with us, because He tells Jacob, “I will go down with you to Egypt,” and then He will “surely bring you up again.” The mention of Joseph means that there will be truths from the deeper, inmost parts of us that will come and put a “hand on your eyes,” or help Jacob to see things in a deeper, more inward way (Secrets of Heaven 6008). This is the Lord saying that he will help all of us who believe in Him and live in charity to see truths with more detail and clarity.

5. Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

Being enlightened by natural truths is meant by Jacob arising from Beersheba (Secrets of Heaven 6009).

His sons carrying him can mean that truths from a more spiritual origin cause the natural truth to enlighten our minds (see below for the meanings of the names of Jacob’s sons.) “Their little ones” brings to mind the innocence in this, especially since the children are named before “their wives,” which denote aspects of charity.

Jacob being put into the carts sent by Pharaoh shows that this further progression is enlightening things obtained from factual knowledge meant by Pharaoh (Secrets of Heaven 6009).

6. So they took their livestock and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan and went to Egypt, Jacob and his descendants with him.

Taking their livestock and goods which they already possessed denotes the things of good and truth which a person already has before starting on the journey -- things of faith and natural truths. Faith belonging to natural truths is how we follow the commandments literally, without any sense of a deeper meaning. For example, if we do not commit murder but don't also understand that to hate another person is, in our spirits, also to commit murder. (Again, refer to Secrets of Heaven 6009).

7. His sons and his son’s sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

“Sons” in the Word symbolize truths and “daughters” goods, so daughters of his sons would mean good things that spring from truths already known.

8. Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn.

In the Word “names” indicate “qualities,” so the listing of all the names of the sons of Jacob plus their offspring indicates spiritual qualities which the Lord is providing for us as He takes us on the journey of being made spiritual. Reuben means faith in the understanding, so it occupies first place.

To understand the complexity of the things the Lord is doing for us, it helps to know the meanings of the names of Jacob’s descendants:

9. The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.

Reuben’s sons mean teachings about faith (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

10. The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

The sons of Simeon mean faith in the will, or a willingness to do the things that faith teaches.

11. The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

Levi represents spiritual love, which is why his descendants were priests, meaning they represent teachings about spiritual things.

12. The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zehar (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Judah means celestial or the innermost love, so his sons indicate teachings regarding it. For example, a spiritual love is to love others as ourselves, but a celestial or innermost love it to love others more than ourselves.

13. The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job and Shimron.

Since Issachar represents heavenly married love (conjugial love), his sons indicate true teachings about married love.

14. The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

Zebulun and his sons mean the heavenly marriage and teachings regarding it. By the heavenly marriage is meant the joining of love and wisdom, or good and truth together in a marriage, meaning that wisdom gives guidance to our love, and love motivates our wisdom.

15. These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

“Leah” being female represents an affection or love, here the spiritual affection flowing into the natural part of us. “Padam Aram” means that we “must be born anew or made spiritual,” (Secrets of Heaven 6025) and that process begins with knowing things, or having knowledges, about it.

That all of Jacob’s sons so far were born there represents new births or new insights into this process.

16. The sons of Gad were Ziphon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

They represent the good actions which are the result of us having faith, and the teachings from it.

17. The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.

These mean the happiness of eternal life, the delight of it, and teachings about it.

18. These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.

Gad and Asher, being born of Zilpah, a handmaid of Leah and not a wife, shows that they represent outer or external qualities or things in the natural part of us. Doing the things faith teaches us needs to occur in our natural life, while thinking of the happiness and delight of living forever is a truth that buoys us up. With this truth we are inspired to continue living the life of being born anew (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

19. The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, were Joseph and Benjamin.

Contrasted with the sons of Zilpah, who represent outer or external qualities, the sons of Rachel represent inner or spiritual qualities, Joseph representing good of our inner life and Benjamin, the truth of it.

20. And to Joseph in the land of Egypt there were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bore to him.

To Joseph in the land of Egypt means that inmost and inner heavenly qualities are flowing down into the natural part of us. Asenath, who was married to Joseph, was a priest’s daughter, and their marriage must represent a quality of the marriage of good and truth. The priest was Egyptian, and Egypt represents truths in the natural needed to receive the inner good represented by Joseph. Joseph’s children, Manasseh and Ephraim, symbolize a new area of the will and a new associated area of the understanding which the Lord is creating in those being prepared for heaven.

21. “The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.

The sons of Benjamin represent the deeper spiritual part of us, and teachings regarding it.

22. These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.

Mentioning that these were the descendants of Rachel shows that they were born from affection — Rachel, a female, representing a love within us. Since she is Joseph’s mother, her name represents a love for the innermost, or celestial qualities.

23. The son of Dan was Hushim.

We are up a level, again, here, to the sons of Jacob, Dan and Naphtali.

Dan represents the first state of a person who is about to be regenerated, but in the outer, or most external part of him or her (Secrets of Heaven 3923).

Dan’s son, Hushim, means the holiness of faith and the good of life, and teachings regarding them. When we believe right things, then they show us how to live a better life.

24. The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.

Naphtali represents victory over these temptations, and also a perception of usefulness after temptation (Apocalypse Revealed 354).

Naphtali’s sons represent temptations in which victory is won, and teachings regarding them. As soon as we start to live a better life, thoughts and desires wanting to lead us astray are not far behind.

25. These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob seven persons in all.

Bilhah was a handmaid of Rachel’s, so she signifies things which belong to Rachel, which are a love for the deepest or innermost qualities God opens up in us. The seven in “Seven persons in all” shows us a completion as these states flow into us from the Lord. This is further shown by the next sentence, which is a short summation of this.

26. All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.

The people going with Jacob to Egypt represent all the truths and forms of good introduced into the natural or external part of us. Those who didn’t come from Jacob, his sons’ wives” represent things that aren’t really serving good things of love coming from the Lord into our natural life (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

27. And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.

The sons of Joseph born in Egypt signify innermost heavenly, and inner spiritual qualities flowing down into the natural part of us, as in verse 20 where it says they were born to Joseph. That they were “two persons” means that new areas of the will and understanding were opening up. “Seventy” means all and in its proper order (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

28. Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.

Judah going before Joseph means forms of good that are intermediary, or in the middle between the good in innermost parts of us (Joseph) and the good in outermost or natural (Joseph). “Goshen,” the land they were going to, signifies inner things within our natural person.

29. So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

Chariots always signify doctrinal teachings, so Joseph making his chariot ready means teachings about innermost things, like loving the Lord about all or not looking for personal credit when doing something good. Joseph presenting himself to his father, Israel, tells us there is an inflowing from deeper things, and our outer self is perceiving it. “Falling on his neck” symbolizes our innermost and outermost things joined. Joseph weeping means this conjoining is through mercy. Weeping for a good while represents mercy or the depth that this affection coming from the Lord has for our natural or external selves (Refer to Secrets of Heaven 6026).

30. And Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.”

“Israel said to Joseph” indicates a spiritual good that is present within our natural selves. “Now let me die” means an old way of life is ending and a new way of life is beginning. “Now that I have seen your face,” means that mercy has been discerned in the outermost parts. “Because you are still alive” shows that the outer parts discern there are much better things flowing in now, showing better ways to live.

31. Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, “My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

Joseph speaking to his brothers indicates that the natural understands some of the inner things represented by Joseph. “His father’s household” means the natural understands by the forms or in the way that it can. Joseph going up to Pharaoh indicates there is communication even to the point where innermost things are flowing into our factual knowledges about the life we must live to be in heaven. Joseph’s brothers and his father’s house coming to him means all the truths and forms of good that we have are going to be infilled with the deeper, celestial love that Joseph brings.

32. And the men are shepherds, for their occupation has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their flocks, their herds and all that they have.’

“The men are shepherds” means that the truths represented by his brothers leads to good. That all their flocks and herds are with them shows that good things of the interior and the exterior, and whatever is dependent on them, are all present. An example of this is that we are supposed to do useful things for one another. The innermost or celestial person does good things because they love the Lord; the spiritual or inner person because they love the neighbor; and the outermost or natural person does good things for others out of obedience.

33. “So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, “What is your occupation?”

“When Pharaoh calls you,” represents the natural part of us where factual knowledge about heavenly things resides. “What is your occupation?” shows the natural is interested and wants to know about the good that will be flowing into it.

34. “That you shall say, ‘Your servants’ occupation has been with livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

This verse shows that truths leading to good have been present and are present now. “That you may dwell in the land of Goshen” shows that spiritual truths will be in the center of natural things from now on, and since they’re in Egypt it shows they will be inflowing into the factual knowledge that teaches about a heavenly life.

“Every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians,” signifies the separation between false outer, factual knowledge (the Egyptians) and the factual knowledge telling of inner or spiritual truths that lead us to heaven, are meant by Joseph’s brothers (Secrets of Heaven 6039).

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 46      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Genesis 46

1. So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his Father Isaac.

“Israel took his journey” tells us that he was starting out in the direction of being joined with his son, Joseph. Because this is moving towards a heavenly connection, Beersheba has a good meaning: charity and faith. By practicing charity, or kindness towards others in our thoughts and actions, and believing in God, we are worshiping Him, which is the inner meaning of offering sacrifices. (See Secrets of Heaven 5995)

2. Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.”

When God speaks to Israel at night, it connotes darkness, or that Jacob is in a state of obscurity about God, perhaps not really sure of his visions. This can further be seen by God calling him “Jacob” which denotes natural truth, or God’s way as seen in natural truths. When Jacob says, “Here I am”, it shows that he was starting to understand the things of God.

3. And He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.

Because Jacob is starting to understand, “the God of your father” denotes that divine intelligence is flowing into the truths that Jacob is seeing, in a natural way. “Not fearing to go down to Egypt” shows us, in our natural way, that we shouldn’t fear learning about God’s ways for us, but should instead feel confident that the Lord will guide us. This can be seen in what follows immediately—the great nation that the Lord will make from Jacob means that the truths will turn out good, or that we will be led to good things because of the truths we learn.

4. “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”

We are assured of the Lord’s presence with us, because He tells Jacob, “I will go down with you to Egypt,” and then He will “surely bring you up again.” The mention of Joseph means that there will be truths from the deeper, inmost parts of us that will come and put a “hand on your eyes,” or help Jacob to see things in a deeper, more inward way (Secrets of Heaven 6008). This is the Lord saying that he will help all of us who believe in Him and live in charity to see truths with more detail and clarity.

5. Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

Being enlightened by natural truths is meant by Jacob arising from Beersheba (Secrets of Heaven 6009).

His sons carrying him can mean that truths from a more spiritual origin cause the natural truth to enlighten our minds (see below for the meanings of the names of Jacob’s sons.) “Their little ones” brings to mind the innocence in this, especially since the children are named before “their wives,” which denote aspects of charity.

Jacob being put into the carts sent by Pharaoh shows that this further progression is enlightening things obtained from factual knowledge meant by Pharaoh (Secrets of Heaven 6009).

6. So they took their livestock and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan and went to Egypt, Jacob and his descendants with him.

Taking their livestock and goods which they already possessed denotes the things of good and truth which a person already has before starting on the journey -- things of faith and natural truths. Faith belonging to natural truths is how we follow the commandments literally, without any sense of a deeper meaning. For example, if we do not commit murder but don't also understand that to hate another person is, in our spirits, also to commit murder. (Again, refer to Secrets of Heaven 6009).

7. His sons and his son’s sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

“Sons” in the Word symbolize truths and “daughters” goods, so daughters of his sons would mean good things that spring from truths already known.

8. Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn.

In the Word “names” indicate “qualities,” so the listing of all the names of the sons of Jacob plus their offspring indicates spiritual qualities which the Lord is providing for us as He takes us on the journey of being made spiritual. Reuben means faith in the understanding, so it occupies first place.

To understand the complexity of the things the Lord is doing for us, it helps to know the meanings of the names of Jacob’s descendants:

9. The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.

Reuben’s sons mean teachings about faith (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

10. The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

The sons of Simeon mean faith in the will, or a willingness to do the things that faith teaches.

11. The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

Levi represents spiritual love, which is why his descendants were priests, meaning they represent teachings about spiritual things.

12. The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zehar (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Judah means celestial or the innermost love, so his sons indicate teachings regarding it. For example, a spiritual love is to love others as ourselves, but a celestial or innermost love it to love others more than ourselves.

13. The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job and Shimron.

Since Issachar represents heavenly married love (conjugial love), his sons indicate true teachings about married love.

14. The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

Zebulun and his sons mean the heavenly marriage and teachings regarding it. By the heavenly marriage is meant the joining of love and wisdom, or good and truth together in a marriage, meaning that wisdom gives guidance to our love, and love motivates our wisdom.

15. These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

“Leah” being female represents an affection or love, here the spiritual affection flowing into the natural part of us. “Padam Aram” means that we “must be born anew or made spiritual,” (Secrets of Heaven 6025) and that process begins with knowing things, or having knowledges, about it.

That all of Jacob’s sons so far were born there represents new births or new insights into this process.

16. The sons of Gad were Ziphon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

They represent the good actions which are the result of us having faith, and the teachings from it.

17. The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.

These mean the happiness of eternal life, the delight of it, and teachings about it.

18. These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.

Gad and Asher, being born of Zilpah, a handmaid of Leah and not a wife, shows that they represent outer or external qualities or things in the natural part of us. Doing the things faith teaches us needs to occur in our natural life, while thinking of the happiness and delight of living forever is a truth that buoys us up. With this truth we are inspired to continue living the life of being born anew (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

19. The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, were Joseph and Benjamin.

Contrasted with the sons of Zilpah, who represent outer or external qualities, the sons of Rachel represent inner or spiritual qualities, Joseph representing good of our inner life and Benjamin, the truth of it.

20. And to Joseph in the land of Egypt there were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bore to him.

To Joseph in the land of Egypt means that inmost and inner heavenly qualities are flowing down into the natural part of us. Asenath, who was married to Joseph, was a priest’s daughter, and their marriage must represent a quality of the marriage of good and truth. The priest was Egyptian, and Egypt represents truths in the natural needed to receive the inner good represented by Joseph. Joseph’s children, Manasseh and Ephraim, symbolize a new area of the will and a new associated area of the understanding which the Lord is creating in those being prepared for heaven.

21. “The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.

The sons of Benjamin represent the deeper spiritual part of us, and teachings regarding it.

22. These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.

Mentioning that these were the descendants of Rachel shows that they were born from affection — Rachel, a female, representing a love within us. Since she is Joseph’s mother, her name represents a love for the innermost, or celestial qualities.

23. The son of Dan was Hushim.

We are up a level, again, here, to the sons of Jacob, Dan and Naphtali.

Dan represents the first state of a person who is about to be regenerated, but in the outer, or most external part of him or her (Secrets of Heaven 3923).

Dan’s son, Hushim, means the holiness of faith and the good of life, and teachings regarding them. When we believe right things, then they show us how to live a better life.

24. The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.

Naphtali represents victory over these temptations, and also a perception of usefulness after temptation (Apocalypse Revealed 354).

Naphtali’s sons represent temptations in which victory is won, and teachings regarding them. As soon as we start to live a better life, thoughts and desires wanting to lead us astray are not far behind.

25. These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob seven persons in all.

Bilhah was a handmaid of Rachel’s, so she signifies things which belong to Rachel, which are a love for the deepest or innermost qualities God opens up in us. The seven in “Seven persons in all” shows us a completion as these states flow into us from the Lord. This is further shown by the next sentence, which is a short summation of this.

26. All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.

The people going with Jacob to Egypt represent all the truths and forms of good introduced into the natural or external part of us. Those who didn’t come from Jacob, his sons’ wives” represent things that aren’t really serving good things of love coming from the Lord into our natural life (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

27. And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.

The sons of Joseph born in Egypt signify innermost heavenly, and inner spiritual qualities flowing down into the natural part of us, as in verse 20 where it says they were born to Joseph. That they were “two persons” means that new areas of the will and understanding were opening up. “Seventy” means all and in its proper order (Secrets of Heaven 6024).

28. Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.

Judah going before Joseph means forms of good that are intermediary, or in the middle between the good in innermost parts of us (Joseph) and the good in outermost or natural (Joseph). “Goshen,” the land they were going to, signifies inner things within our natural person.

29. So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

Chariots always signify doctrinal teachings, so Joseph making his chariot ready means teachings about innermost things, like loving the Lord about all or not looking for personal credit when doing something good. Joseph presenting himself to his father, Israel, tells us there is an inflowing from deeper things, and our outer self is perceiving it. “Falling on his neck” symbolizes our innermost and outermost things joined. Joseph weeping means this conjoining is through mercy. Weeping for a good while represents mercy or the depth that this affection coming from the Lord has for our natural or external selves (Refer to Secrets of Heaven 6026).

30. And Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.”

“Israel said to Joseph” indicates a spiritual good that is present within our natural selves. “Now let me die” means an old way of life is ending and a new way of life is beginning. “Now that I have seen your face,” means that mercy has been discerned in the outermost parts. “Because you are still alive” shows that the outer parts discern there are much better things flowing in now, showing better ways to live.

31. Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, “My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

Joseph speaking to his brothers indicates that the natural understands some of the inner things represented by Joseph. “His father’s household” means the natural understands by the forms or in the way that it can. Joseph going up to Pharaoh indicates there is communication even to the point where innermost things are flowing into our factual knowledges about the life we must live to be in heaven. Joseph’s brothers and his father’s house coming to him means all the truths and forms of good that we have are going to be infilled with the deeper, celestial love that Joseph brings.

32. And the men are shepherds, for their occupation has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their flocks, their herds and all that they have.’

“The men are shepherds” means that the truths represented by his brothers leads to good. That all their flocks and herds are with them shows that good things of the interior and the exterior, and whatever is dependent on them, are all present. An example of this is that we are supposed to do useful things for one another. The innermost or celestial person does good things because they love the Lord; the spiritual or inner person because they love the neighbor; and the outermost or natural person does good things for others out of obedience.

33. “So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, “What is your occupation?”

“When Pharaoh calls you,” represents the natural part of us where factual knowledge about heavenly things resides. “What is your occupation?” shows the natural is interested and wants to know about the good that will be flowing into it.

34. “That you shall say, ‘Your servants’ occupation has been with livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

This verse shows that truths leading to good have been present and are present now. “That you may dwell in the land of Goshen” shows that spiritual truths will be in the center of natural things from now on, and since they’re in Egypt it shows they will be inflowing into the factual knowledge that teaches about a heavenly life.

“Every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians,” signifies the separation between false outer, factual knowledge (the Egyptians) and the factual knowledge telling of inner or spiritual truths that lead us to heaven, are meant by Joseph’s brothers (Secrets of Heaven 6039).

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主は愛そのものであり、知恵そのものの形で表現されます。それから、愛は彼の本質であり、彼の最深部です。知恵-愛を行動に移す方法についての愛情のある理解-はわずかに外的であり、愛に自分自身を表現する方法を与えます。 聖書が「エホバ」について語るとき、それは主の本質である最も深い愛を表しています。その愛はそれ自体で一つの完全で完全なものであり、エホバもまた一つであり、主にのみ適用される名前です。しかし、知恵は、著作がまとめて神の真実と呼ぶ、非常に多様な思考とアイデアで表現されます。また、多くの想像上の神がいます、そして時々天使と人々は神と呼ばれることができます(主はモーセがアーロンにとって神であると言った)。ですから、聖書が主を「神」と呼ぶとき、ほとんどの場合、それは神の真理を指します。 他の場合、「神」は神の人間と呼ばれるものに言及しています。これがある場合: 人間として、私たちは神の愛として主に直接関わることはできません。強力すぎて純粋すぎます。代わりに、神の真理を通して神を理解することによって、神にアプローチしなければなりません。神の真理は、人間の形の主であり、私たちがアプローチし理解できる形です。したがって、「神」は、この人間的側面に関しても使用されます。なぜなら、それは真実の表現だからです。


The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

エジプト
聖書の中でエジプトとは、知識と知識の愛を意味します。良い意味では、聖書を通して主からの真理の知識を意味していますが、自然な意味では、単に地上の知識を蓄えて所有することを意味しています。そして、聖書からの知識であっても、必ずしも良いものとは限りません。しかし、それらは、物事を知るためだけに、あるいは学ばれているという評判を得るためだけに学ばれている場合です。 だから、エジプトはあなたが物事を学ぶために行く場所ですが、天になるためには、不毛な「知ること」から抜け出して、内的な善への欲求で満たされているカナンの地へと旅をしなければなりません。 エジプトがヨセフに支配されていたとき、そこはヨセフの父や兄弟たちの避難所だったというのは興味深いことです。このことは、人の内なる心が学問の地で支配されると、役に立つことを多く学ぶことができることを示しています。しかし、やがてヨセフを知らないファラオが現れ、イスラエルの子らは奴隷にされてしまいました。ファラオは外面的な心を表しています。それが担当しているときには、知っていることの興奮と自己満足は、内面的な心を奴隷のように減少させることができます。心は-イスラエルの子供たちのように-レンガ、または外部の外観から人造の偽りを作って終わる。

下る
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

恐れ
未知への恐怖」と「変化への恐怖」は、どちらも共通の考えであり、私たちが自然な生活の中で持ちがちな恐怖の広い範囲をカバーしています。ある意味では、聖書の中で人々が「恐れている」と表現されているときの霊的な意味の背後にも、これらの恐れがあります。 書物によると、人々は、より高尚で、より内的な霊的状態が、より低く、より外的な状態と通信してきて、その状態を改革し、昇格させる必要があることを示したときに恐れているように記述されています。それはクリスマスの物語の中の羊飼いの真実であり、天使が全く新しい霊的な時代のことを彼らに伝えるために来たときに最初に恐怖を持って反応します。それは燃える茂みでのモーセ、はしごのビジョンの後のヤコブ、ガリラヤ海の上を歩いているイエスを見た弟子たちにも当てはまります - 高次の状態が彼らに手を差し伸べ、霊的な人生の新しい段階を受け入れるように求めていたすべてのケースで。 これはまた、悪と誤った思考の状態が霊的なものに接触し、自分の惨めさの啓示に脅かされていると感じるとき、より否定的な意味でも保持されています。 聖書はまた、神を恐れる人々についても頻繁に語っています。


'A nation,' as in Genesis 21:18, signifies the spiritual church which should receive the good of faith. Nation from afar,' as in Jeremiah 5:17, signifies...


Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...


何かを理解するときに「見える」と言うのはよくあることです。そして、聖書の中の「見る」というのは、確かに霊的なものを把握し、理解することを表しています。ですから、私たちを見ることができる目は、霊的なものを理解することができる知性を表しているのです。 もちろん、これは否定的な意味でも使われます。聖書は人々が目を持っていて見ることを拒否していることを語っており、主がこの世におられた時には、不快な目を摘み取るように助言されました。これは、真実を認めることを拒否したり、偽りに惑わされたりすることを表しています。

イスラエルの
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...


A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

送った
In every instance, however, 'being sent' means coming forth, (or going forth), in the internal sense, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is...


The Hebrew of the Old Testament has six different common words which are generally translated as "wife," which largely overlap but have different nuances. Swedenborg...

家畜
Animals in the Bible generally refer to spiritual activity, the things we actually do on a spiritual level. "Cattle," as typically used in the Bible,...

カナン
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...


Marriages among people – both in the Bible and in life – represent spiritual marriage. Women represent the desire to be good and to do...

シメオン
In Revelation 7, 'Simeon', in the highest sense, signifies providence, in a spiritual sense, love towards our neighbor, or charity, and in a natural sense,...

ユダ
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

オナン
'Onan,' as in Genesis 38, describes the evil from the falsity of evil which was later prominent among the Jewish peoples.

ゼラ
'Zarah' in Hebrew, means 'to rise.' It's related the sun and the first appearance of its light. In Genesis 38:30, 'Zarah' or 'Zerah' signifies that...

イッサカル
Issachar,' in the highest sense, signifies the divine good of truth, and truth of good. In a spiritual sense, he signifies celestial conjugial love, which...

三十
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...

ガド
Gad, in a supreme sense, signifies omnipotence; in a spiritual sense, the good of life, or use; and in a natural sense, works. Gad, in...

ラバン
'Laban' signifies the affection of good in the natural self, or the affection of external good, and properly collateral good of a common stock. The...

マナセ
'Manasseh' signifies the will of the spiritual church.

エフライム
エフライムはエジプトでヨセフに生まれた次男で、兄のマナセとともに、ヤコブによってヨセフの兄弟と同じ地位に昇格しました。このように,イスラエルの部族の名前が挙げられるとき,エフライムとマナセは彼らの叔父であるルベン,シメオン,レビ,ユダ,ダン,ナフタリ,ガド,アッシャー,イッサカル,ゼブルン,ベニヤミンとともに家長として名前が挙げられますが,ヨセフはそうではありません。 スウェーデンボルグによると、エフライムは教会の知的な側面、つまり何が真実であるか、特に聖書から導き出される真実の考えを探求し、理解する部分を表しています。一方、マナセは、教会の愛情的な側面、つまり、感じ、愛し、思いやる部分を表しています。 これは、エフライムの生涯の中で最もよく知られている物語の中で演じられています。ヤコブが年老いて死が近づいていたとき,ヨセフは祝福を受けるために二人の息子を連れてきました。彼は長男としてマナセをヤコブの右手に、エフライムをヤコブの左手に差し出しました。しかし、ヤコブは手を組んでエフライムに第一の祝福を与えました。 スウェーデンボルグによれば、マナセは長男であるとしています。なぜならば、最終的には、私たちが愛するものが私たちを作り、私たちの人生を形成するからです。愛が私たちの人生を形成しているのです。つまり、私たちの愛は、人間の存在の中で最も中心的で主要な側面であり、知性は二の次の役割を果たしているのです。しかし、私たちが発展するにつれて、私たちはそれらを逆にする必要があります。私たちは、私たちの欲望が利己的なもののためであっても、何が良くて正しいかを理解し、それを実行するために自分自身を強制するために私たちの知性を使用することができます。私たちが主に従い、良い人になろうと決意してそれに固執するならば、やがて主は私たちの心の中から利己的なものを取り除いて下さり、良いものを本当に愛することができるようになります。ヤコブがマナセの上にエフライムを祝福することによって、主は霊的な旅を追求するためには知性を第一にしなければならないと教えておられます。

十四
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The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...

ダン
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ナフタリ
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A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

ゴセン
‘The land of Goshen,’ as in Genesis 46:28, signifies the innermost parts of the natural mind.


"目は魂の窓である"濁った古代のどこかにルーツを持つ感情だが詩的でありながら明らかに真実であるために絶望的に陳腐なものになってしまった誰かの目を見ることができれば、その人の内面を本当に知ることができると私たちは感じています。 そして、それは目だけではなく、実際には顔全体がそれを伝えています。スエーデンボーグが言うように、顔は「人間の精神的な世界を自然界で表現したもの」である(『天国と地獄』第91号)。心理学者やポーカープレイヤー、犯罪捜査官などが顔を研究するのに多くの時間を費やしている理由は、顔が私たちの内面の思考や感情を無数の方法で明らかにしているからである。 ですから、聖書に登場する人々の顔が、その人の内面、つまり、その人が最も深く抱いている思い、愛、願望を表していることは、理にかなっています。礼拝でお辞儀をするときには謙遜さを示すために顔を地面に向け、インスピレーションを求めるときには山に向け、誘惑と戦う準備ができているときには敵に向けます。物事が困難な時には,「事実を直視する」か,あるいは内的に受け入れる必要があります。 主の顔が話題になると、完全な愛と完全なあわれみである主の内面を表します。人々が主から背を向けて主の愛を拒むとき、それは主が "顔を隠す "と表現されています。

見た
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...


聖書の中で「兄弟」という言葉が使われる方法は二つあります。一つは実際の血縁関係を意味するもので,もう一つは「人間の兄弟関係」のような共通性を表す広い意味で使われています。 第二の用法は聖書全体を通して一貫しており、良いことをする愛に生きている人を意味しています。これは、単純な従順の喜びから、人に奉仕する慈善的な愛、主ご自身の高尚な愛まで、さまざまなレベルであり得ます。しかし、これらの愛の中にあるものはすべて兄弟です。 黙示録の説明、n. 746。 "このような人たちが兄弟と呼ばれるのは、すべての人が一つの父、すなわち主を持っているからである。彼らは一つの父の子であるから、兄弟でもある。また、父である主の主の主の主な戒めである、互いに愛し合うことは、その結果、彼らを兄弟とするのは愛である。 このケースは、血縁関係を介した兄弟の場合はより複雑であり、意味は、兄弟が誰であるかと物語の状況の文脈によってより影響を受ける。一般的には、兄弟は善を行いたいという願望と、善を行う方法を理解することの間に存在することができる一体感を反映しています。これはカインとアベル、そしていくつかの双子のペアに当てはまります。ヤコブとエサウ、ユダの息子ザラとパレズ、ヨセフの息子エフライムとマナセです。 このような善と真理の兄弟関係のために、兄弟は文脈に応じてどちらかを表すことができます。実際,ヨセフの兄弟の意味は,ユダヤ教の前駆者の霊的な衰退と再生を表すものとして,ヨセフの物語の中で移り変わっていきます。...

兄弟
聖書の中で「兄弟」という言葉が使われる方法は二つあります。一つは実際の血縁関係を意味するもので,もう一つは「人間の兄弟関係」のような共通性を表す広い意味で使われています。 第二の用法は聖書全体を通して一貫しており、良いことをする愛に生きている人を意味しています。これは、単純な従順の喜びから、人に奉仕する慈善的な愛、主ご自身の高尚な愛まで、さまざまなレベルであり得ます。しかし、これらの愛の中にあるものはすべて兄弟です。 黙示録の説明、n. 746。 "このような人たちが兄弟と呼ばれるのは、すべての人が一つの父、すなわち主を持っているからである。彼らは一つの父の子であるから、兄弟でもある。また、父である主の主の主の主な戒めである、互いに愛し合うことは、その結果、彼らを兄弟とするのは愛である。 このケースは、血縁関係を介した兄弟の場合はより複雑であり、意味は、兄弟が誰であるかと物語の状況の文脈によってより影響を受ける。一般的には、兄弟は善を行いたいという願望と、善を行う方法を理解することの間に存在することができる一体感を反映しています。これはカインとアベル、そしていくつかの双子のペアに当てはまります。ヤコブとエサウ、ユダの息子ザラとパレズ、ヨセフの息子エフライムとマナセです。 このような善と真理の兄弟関係のために、兄弟は文脈に応じてどちらかを表すことができます。実際,ヨセフの兄弟の意味は,ユダヤ教の前駆者の霊的な衰退と再生を表すものとして,ヨセフの物語の中で移り変わっていきます。...


A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...


Animals in the Bible generally refer to spiritual activity, the things we actually do on a spiritual level. "Cattle," as typically used in the Bible,...

先祖
御言葉の中の父とは、最も内面的なものを意味し、主の命令に従っているものにおいては、良いものを意味します。最高の意味での父とは、創造者である主ご自身を意味します。自然な子供の世代では、魂、すなわち生命の最も内側にある受け皿と内的な遺伝を提供するのは父であり、魂が体を形成するために使用するすべての物質と外的な遺伝を提供するのは母です。この過程において、魂は父を通して主から来るのであって、父から来るのではありません。 賢い人が主を父と呼び、教会を母と呼ぶのは、その人の内面の愛が主から来たものであり、教会が教える真理によって形と実を与えられているからです。このようにして生まれたものが、その人の霊的な「子供」なのです。 新約聖書では、イエスと父について語るとき、意味するのは、内なる魂としての神そのものが外に現れているということです。イエスは自然な母から生まれたので、自然な体とユダヤ人の遺伝を持っていました。地獄に誘惑されていた彼の人生を通して、彼はゆっくりと母親から持っていたものをすべて捨てて、ご自身の内なる御父から持っていたものに置き換えていきました。そうすることで、彼は自分の内側にある父と一つになり、「私と父は一つである」と心から言えるようになったのです。

住む
聖書の時代、特に旧約聖書の時代には、多くの人々が遊牧民であり、すぐに叩いたり、移動させたり、立て直したりできるテントで生活していました。他の人々はもちろん、一般的には石や木でできた恒久的な家に住んでいました。モーセが契約の箱舟のために建てた幕屋はこのモデルです。 ですから、どこかに「住む」ということは重要な意味を持っています。そして確かに、聖書のどこかに住むということは、その霊的な状態に入り、それに関与することを表していますが、恒久的に必要なことではありません。 一方、「住居」とは、イザヤ書9章の「死の影に宿る者」のような最も邪悪なものから、主の住居として建てられた幕屋の高尚な状態まで、そこに住む人を鼓舞する様々な愛を表しています。

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