Joshua 6

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1 και-C *ιεριχω-N---NSF συνκλειω-VT--XMPNSF και-C οχυροω-VM--XMPNSF και-C ουδεις-A3--NSM εκπορευομαι-V1I-IMI3S εκ-P αυτος- D--GSF ουδε-C ειςπορευομαι-V1I-IMI3S

2 και-C ειπον-VBI-AAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM προς-P *ιησους-N---ASM ιδου-I εγω- P--NS παραδιδωμι-V8--PAI1S υποχειριος-A1A-ASF συ- P--GS ο- A--ASF *ιεριχω-N---ASF και-C ο- A--ASM βασιλευς-N3V-ASM αυτος- D--GSF ο- A--ASM εν-P αυτος- D--DSF δυνατος-A1--APM ειμι-V9--PAPAPM εν-P ισχυς-N3U-DSF

3 συ- P--NS δε-X περιιστημι-VA--AAD2S αυτος- D--DSF ο- A--APM μαχιμος-A1--APM κυκλος-N2--DSM

5 και-C ειμι-VF--FMI3S ως-C αν-X σαλπιζω-VA--AAS2P ο- A--DSF σαλπιγξ-N3G-DSF ανακραζω-VB--AAD3S πας-A3--NSM ο- A--NSM λαος-N2--NSM αμα-D και-C ανακραζω-VB--AAPGPM αυτος- D--GPM πιπτω-VF2-FMI3S αυτοματος-A1--NPN ο- A--NPN τειχος-N3E-NPN ο- A--GSF πολις-N3I-GSF και-C ειςερχομαι-VF--FMI3S πας-A3--NSM ο- A--NSM λαος-N2--NSM ορμαω-VA--AAPNSM εκαστος-A1--NSM κατα-P προσωπον-N2N-ASN εις-P ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF

6 και-C ειςερχομαι-VBI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM ο- A--NSM ο- A--GSM *ναυη-N---GS προς-P ο- A--APM ιερευς-N3V-APM

7 και-C ειπον-VBI-AAI3S αυτος- D--DPM λεγω-V1--PAPNSM παρααγγελλω-VA--AAD2P ο- A--DSM λαος-N2--DSM περιερχομαι-VB--AAN και-C κυκλοω-VA--AAN ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF και-C ο- A--NPM μαχιμος-A1--NPM παραπορευομαι-V1--PMD3P ενοπλιζω-VT--XMPNPM εναντιον-P κυριος-N2--GSM

8 και-C επτα-M ιερευς-N3V-NPM εχω-V1--PAPNPM επτα-M σαλπιγξ-N3G-APF ιερος-A1A-APF παραερχομαι-VB--AAD3P ωσαυτως-D εναντιον-P ο- A--GSM κυριος-N2--GSM και-C σημαινω-V1--PAD3P ευτονως-D και-C ο- A--NSF κιβωτος-N2--NSF ο- A--GSF διαθηκη-N1--GSF κυριος-N2--GSM επιακολουθεω-V2--PAD3S

9 ο- A--NPM δε-X μαχιμος-A1--NPM εμπροσθεν-D παραπορευομαι-V1--PMD3P και-C ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM ο- A--NPM ουραγεω-V2--PAPNPM οπισω-P ο- A--GSF κιβωτος-N2--GSF ο- A--GSF διαθηκη-N1--GSF κυριος-N2--GSM πορευομαι-V1--PMPNPM και-C σαλπιζω-V1--PAPNPM

10 ο- A--DSM δε-X λαος-N2--DSM εντελλομαι-VAI-AMI3S *ιησους-N---NSM λεγω-V1--PAPNSM μη-D βοαω-V3--PAD2P μηδε-C ακουω-VA--AAD3S μηδεις-A3--NSM συ- P--GP ο- A--ASF φωνη-N1--ASF εως-C αν-X ημερα-N1A-ASF αυτος- D--NSM διααγγελλω-VA--AAS3S αναβοαω-VA--AAN και-C τοτε-D αναβοαω-VF--FAI2P

11 και-C περιερχομαι-VB--AAPNSF ο- A--NSF κιβωτος-N2--NSF ο- A--GSF διαθηκη-N1--GSF ο- A--GSM θεος-N2--GSM ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF ευθεως-D αποερχομαι-VBI-AAI3S εις-P ο- A--ASF παρεμβολη-N1--ASF και-C κοιμαω-VCI-API3S εκει-D

12 και-C ο- A--DSF ημερα-N1A-DSF ο- A--DSF δευτερος-A1A-DSF αναιστημι-VHI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM ο- A--ASN πρωι-D και-C αιρω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM ο- A--ASF κιβωτος-N2--ASF ο- A--GSF διαθηκη-N1--GSF κυριος-N2--GSM

13 και-C ο- A--NPM επτα-M ιερευς-N3V-NPM ο- A--NPM φερω-V1--PAPNPM ο- A--APF σαλπιγξ-N3G-APF ο- A--APF επτα-M προπορευομαι-V1I-IMI3P εναντιον-P κυριος-N2--GSM και-C μετα-P ουτος- D--APN ειςπορευομαι-V1I-IMI3P ο- A--NPM μαχιμος-A1--NPM και-C ο- A--NSM λοιπος-A1--NSM οχλος-N2--NSM οπισθε-P ο- A--GSF κιβωτος-N2--GSF ο- A--GSF διαθηκη-N1--GSF κυριος-N2--GSM και-C ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM σαλπιζω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--DPF σαλπιγξ-N3G-DPF και-C ο- A--NSM λοιπος-A1--NSM οχλος-N2--NSM απας-A3--NSM περικυκλοω-VAI-AAI3S ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF εγγυθεν-D

14 και-C αποερχομαι-VBI-AAI3S παλιν-D εις-P ο- A--ASF παρεμβολη-N1--ASF ουτως-D ποιεω-V2I-IAI3S επι-P εξ-M ημερα-N1A-APF

15 και-C ο- A--DSF ημερα-N1A-DSF ο- A--DSF εβδομος-A1--DSF αναιστημι-VHI-AAI3P ορθρος-N2--GSM και-C περιερχομαι-VBI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF εξακις-D

16 και-C ο- A--DSF περιοδος-N2--DSF ο- A--DSF εβδομος-A1--DSF σαλπιζω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM και-C ειπον-VBI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM ο- A--DPM υιος-N2--DPM *ισραηλ-N---GSM κραζω-VAI-AAD2P παραδιδωμι-VAI-AAI3S γαρ-X κυριος-N2--NSM συ- P--DP ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF

17 και-C ειμι-VF--FMI3S ο- A--NSF πολις-N3I-NSF αναθεμα-N3M-NSN αυτος- D--NSF και-C πας-A3--NPN οσος-A1--NPN ειμι-V9--PAI3S εν-P αυτος- D--DSF κυριος-N2--DSM σαβαωθ-N---G πλην-C *ρααβ-N---AS ο- A--ASF πορνη-N1--ASF περιποιεω-VA--AMD2P αυτος- D--ASF και-C οσος-A1--APN ειμι-V9--PAI3S εν-P ο- A--DSM οικος-N2--DSM αυτος- D--GSF

18 αλλα-C συ- P--NP φυλασσω-VA--AMD2P σφοδρα-D απο-P ο- A--GSN αναθεμα-N3M-GSN μηποτε-D ενθυμεομαι-VC--APPNPM συ- P--NP αυτος- D--NPM λαμβανω-VB--AAS2P απο-P ο- A--GSN αναθεμα-N3M-GSN και-C ποιεω-VA--AAS2P ο- A--ASF παρεμβολη-N1--ASF ο- A--GPM υιος-N2--GPM *ισραηλ-N---GSM αναθεμα-N3M-ASN και-C εκτριβω-VA--AAS2P εγω- P--AP

19 και-C πας-A3--NSN αργυριον-N2N-NSN η-C χρυσιον-N2N-NSN η-C χαλκος-N2--NSM η-C σιδηρος-N2--NSM αγιος-A1A-NSN ειμι-VF--FMI3S ο- A--DSM κυριος-N2--DSM εις-P θησαυρος-N2--ASM κυριος-N2--GSM ειςφερω-VQ--FPI3S

20 και-C σαλπιζω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--DPF σαλπιγξ-N3G-DPF ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM ως-C δε-X ακουω-VAI-AAI3S ο- A--NSM λαος-N2--NSM ο- A--ASF φωνη-N1--ASF ο- A--GPF σαλπιγξ-N3G-GPF αλαλαζω-VAI-AAI3S πας-A3--NSM ο- A--NSM λαος-N2--NSM αμα-D αλαλαγμος-N2--DSM μεγας-A1--DSM και-C ισχυρος-A1A-DSM και-C πιπτω-VAI-AAI3S απας-A3P-NSN ο- A--NSN τειχος-N3E-NSN κυκλος-N2--DSM και-C αναβαινω-VZI-AAI3S πας-A3--NSM ο- A--NSM λαος-N2--NSM εις-P ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF

21 και-C αναθεματιζω-VAI-AAI3S αυτος- D--ASF *ιησους-N---NSM και-C οσος-A1--APN ειμι-V9--IAI3S εν-P ο- A--DSF πολις-N3I-DSF απο-P ανηρ-N3--GSM και-C εως-P γυνη-N3K-GSF απο-P νεανισκος-N2--GSM και-C εως-P πρεσβυτης-N1M-GSM και-C εως-P μοσχος-N2--GSM και-C υποζυγιον-N2--GSN εν-P στομα-N3M-DSN ρομφαια-N1A-GSF

22 και-C ο- A--DPM δυο-M---DPM νεανισκος-N2--DPM ο- A--DPM κατασκοπευω-VA--AAPDPM ειπον-VBI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM ειςερχομαι-VB--AAD2P εις-P ο- A--ASF οικια-N1A-ASF ο- A--GSF γυνη-N3K-GSF και-C εκαγω-VB--AAD2P αυτος- D--ASF εκειθεν-D και-C οσος-A1--APN ειμι-V9--PAI3S αυτος- D--DSF

23 και-C ειςερχομαι-VBI-AAI3P ο- A--NPM δυο-M νεανισκος-N2--NPM ο- A--NPM κατασκοπευω-VA--AAPNPM ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF εις-P ο- A--ASF οικια-N1A-ASF ο- A--GSF γυνη-N3K-GSF και-C εκαγω-VBI-AAI3P *ρααβ-N---AS ο- A--ASF πορνη-N1--ASF και-C ο- A--ASM πατηρ-N3--ASM αυτος- D--GSF και-C ο- A--ASF μητηρ-N3--ASF αυτος- D--GSF και-C ο- A--APM αδελφος-N2--APM αυτος- D--GSF και-C πας-A3--APN οσος-A1--NPN ειμι-V9--IAI3S αυτος- D--DSF και-C πας-A1S-ASF ο- A--ASF συγγενεια-N1A-ASF αυτος- D--GSF και-C καταιστημι-VHI-AAI3P αυτος- D--ASF εξω-P ο- A--GSF παρεμβολη-N1--GSF *ισραηλ-N---GSM

24 και-C ο- A--NSF πολις-N3I-NSF ενπιπρημι-VCI-API3S εμπυρισμος-N2--DSM συν-P πας-A3--DPN ο- A--DPN εν-P αυτος- D--DSF πλην-P αργυριον-N2N-GSN και-C χρυσιον-N2N-GSN και-C χαλκος-N2--GSM και-C σιδηρος-N2--GSM διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P εις-P θησαυρος-N2--ASM κυριος-N2--GSM ειςφερω-VQ--APN

25 και-C *ρααβ-N---AS ο- A--ASF πορνη-N1--ASF και-C πας-A3--ASM ο- A--ASM οικος-N2--ASM ο- A--ASM πατρικος-A1--ASM αυτος- D--GSF ζωγρεω-VAI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM και-C καταοικεω-VAI-AAI3S εν-P ο- A--DSM *ισραηλ-N---DSM εως-P ο- A--GSF σημερον-D ημερα-N1A-GSF διοτι-C κρυπτω-VAI-AAI3S ο- A--APM κατασκοπευω-VA--AAPAPM ος- --APM αποστελλω-VAI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM κατασκοπευω-VA--AAN ο- A--ASF *ιεριχω-N---ASF

26 και-C ορκιζω-VAI-AAI3S *ιησους-N---NSM εν-P ο- A--DSF ημερα-N1A-DSF εκεινος- D--DSF εναντιον-P κυριος-N2--GSM λεγω-V1--PAPNSM επικαταρατος-A1B-NSM ο- A--NSM ανθρωπος-N2--NSM ος- --NSM οικοδομεω-VF--FAI3S ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF εκεινος- D--ASF εν-P ο- A--DSM πρωτοτοκος-A1B-DSM αυτος- D--GSM θεμελιοω-VF--FAI3S αυτος- D--ASF και-C εν-P ο- A--DSM ελαχυς-A1--DSMS αυτος- D--GSM επιιστημι-VF--FAI3S ο- A--APF πυλη-N1--APF αυτος- D--GSF και-C ουτως-D ποιεω-VAI-AAI3S *οζαν-N---NSM ο- A--NSM εκ-P *βαιθηλ-N---GS εν-P ο- A--DSM *αβιρων-N---DS ο- A--DSM πρωτοτοκος-A1B-DSM θεμελιοω-VAI-AAI3S αυτος- D--ASF και-C εν-P ο- A--DSM ελαχυς-A1--DSMS διασωζω-VC--APPDSM επιιστημι-VAI-AAI3S ο- A--APF πυλη-N1--APF αυτος- D--GSF

27 και-C ειμι-V9--IAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM μετα-P *ιησους-N---GSM και-C ειμι-V9--IAI3S ο- A--NSN ονομα-N3M-NSN αυτος- D--GSM κατα-P πας-A1S-ASF ο- A--ASF γη-N1--ASF

  

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)