Joshua 6

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1 Tuo tarpu Jerichas buvo aklinai užsidaręs dėl izraelitų; niekas neišeidavo ir neįeidavo.

2 Viešpats tarė Jozuei: “Žiūrėk, Aš atidaviau į tavo rankas Jerichą, jo karalių ir stiprius karo vyrus.

3 Visi kariai turi apeiti aplink miestą kas dieną po vieną kartą. Taip darykite šešias dienas.

4 Septyni kunigai turi nešti skrynios priekyje septynis avino rago trimitus. Septintą dieną turite apeiti miestą septynis kartus, kunigams trimituojant.

5 Išgirdę ilgą trimito garsą, visi žmonės turi garsiai šaukti. Tada sugrius miesto sienos, ir kiekvienas galės įsiveržti į miestą ten, kur stovi”.

6 Jozuė, Nūno sūnus, pasišaukęs kunigus, tarė: “Paimkite Sandoros skrynią, ir septyni kunigai tegul neša septynis avino rago trimitus Viešpaties skrynios priekyje”.

7 O žmonėms tarė: “Eikite aplink miestą, o ginkluotieji teeina Viešpaties skrynios priekyje”.

8 Jozuei tai pasakius, septyni kunigai, trimituodami septyniais avino rago trimitais Viešpaties akivaizdoje, ėjo Viešpaties Sandoros skrynios priekyje.

9 Ginkluotieji žygiavo priekyje kunigų, kurie pūtė trimitus, o likusieji ėjo paskui skrynią.

10 Jozuė įsakė tautai: “Jums nevalia šaukti nė kalbėti, iki aš jums pasakysiu: ‘Šaukite!’ Tada jūs turėsite šaukti”.

11 Viešpaties skrynia buvo apnešta aplink miestą. Apėję aplinkui vieną kartą, jie sugrįžo į stovyklą ir nakvojo joje.

12 Jozuei atsikėlus anksti rytą, kunigai paėmė Viešpaties Sandoros skrynią,

13 septyni kunigai septyniais avino rago trimitais trimitavo, eidami Viešpaties skrynios priekyje, ginkluotieji žygiavo pirma jų, o likusieji ėjo paskui Viešpaties skrynią, trimitų garsams skambant.

14 Antrą dieną jie taip pat apėjo miestą vieną kartą ir sugrįžo į stovyklą. Taip jie darė šešias dienas.

15 Septintą dieną atsikėlę anksti, auštant, tokiu pat būdu apėjo miestą septynis kartus.

16 Septintą kartą, kai kunigai pūtė trimitus, Jozuė tarė tautai: “Šaukite! Viešpats jums atidavė miestą!

17 Miestas ir visa, kas jame yra, bus sunaikinta Viešpaties garbei. Tik paleistuvė ahaba liks gyva su visais, kurie yra jos namuose, nes ji paslėpė pasiuntinius, kuriuos buvome išsiuntę.

18 Kas skirta sunaikinti, jūs nepasisavinkite, kad nebūtumėte prakeikti ir taip neužtrauktumėte Izraelio stovyklai prakeikimo ir nelaimės.

19 Visas sidabras bei auksas ir variniai bei geležiniai indai yra Viešpačiui pašvęsti; visa tai Viešpaties iždui”.

20 Pučiant trimitams, tauta pradėjo garsiai šaukti, ir sienos sugriuvo. Kariai įsiveržė ir užėmė miestą.

21 Jie išžudė visus, kas buvo mieste: vyrus ir moteris, jaunus ir senus, jaučius, avis ir asilus.

22 Vyrams, kurie žvalgė kraštą, Jozuė įsakė: “Eikite į paleistuvės namus, iš jų išveskite moterį ir visus, kurie yra jos namuose, kaip jai prisiekėte”.

23 Jaunuoliai, buvę žvalgais, išvedė ahabą, jos tėvą, motiną, brolius ir visus, kurie buvo namuose; jie išvedė visus jos giminaičius ir paliko juos už Izraelio stovyklos ribų.

24 Miestą ir visa, kas buvo jame, jie sudegino. Tik sidabrą bei auksą ir varinius bei geležinius indus jie padėjo Viešpaties namų iždui.

25 Paleistuvę ahabą ir jos tėvo namus bei visus, kurie buvo su ja, Jozuė paliko gyvus. Taip ji liko gyventi tarp Izraelio iki šios dienos, nes paslėpė pasiuntinius, kuriuos Jozuė išsiuntė išžvalgyti Jerichą.

26 Tuo metu Jozuė paskelbė, prisiekdamas: “Prakeiktas bus Viešpaties akivaizdoje tas, kuris atstatys Jericho miestą! Už pamatus užmokės savo pirmagimiu, o už vartus­jauniausiuoju”.

27 Viešpats buvo su Jozue, ir garsas apie jį pasklido po visą šalį.

  

Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 6      

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

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) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

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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