Joshua 12

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1 Ang mga ito nga ang mga hari sa lupain na sinaktan ng mga anak ni Israel, at inari ang kanilang lupain sa dako roon ng Jordan na dakong sinisikatan ng araw mula sa libis ng Arnon hanggang sa bundok ng Hermon, at ng buong Araba na dakong silanganan:

2 Si Sehon na hari ng mga Amorrheo, na nanahan sa Hesbon at nagpuno mula sa Aroer, na nasa tabi ng libis ng Arnon at ang bayan na nasa gitna ng libis, at ang kalahati ng Galaad, hanggang sa ilog Jaboc, na hangganan ng mga anak ni Ammon;

3 At ang Araba hanggang sa dagat ng Cinneroth, na dakong silanganan, at hanggang sa dagat ng Araba, dagat na Alat, na dakong silanganan, na daang patungo sa Beth-jesimoth; at sa timugan sa ilalim ng mga tagudtod ng Pisga:

4 At ang hangganan ni Og na hari sa Basan, sa nalabi ng mga Rephaim na nanahan sa Astaroth at sa Edrei,

5 At nagpuno sa bundok ng Hermon, at sa Salca, at sa buong Basan, hanggang sa hangganan ng mga Gessureo at ng mga Maachateo, at ng kalahati ng Galaad, na hangganan ni Sehon na hari sa Hesbon.

6 Sinaktan sila ni Moises na lingkod ng Panginoon at ng mga anak ni Israel: at ibinigay ni Moises na lingkod ng Panginoon na pinakaari sa mga Rubenita, at sa mga Gadita, at sa kalahating lipi ni Manases.

7 At ang mga ito'y ang mga hari ng lupain na sinaktan ni Josue at ng mga anak ni Israel sa dako roon ng Jordan na dakong kalunuran, mula sa Baal-gad na libis ng Libano hanggang sa bundok ng Halac, na pasampa sa Seir (at ibinigay ni Josue na pinakaari sa mga lipi ng Israel ayon sa kanilang pagkakabahagi;

8 Sa lupaing maburol, at sa mababang lupain, at sa Araba, at sa mga tagudtod, at sa ilang, at sa Timugan; ang Hatheo, ang Amorrheo, at ang Cananeo, ang Pherezeo, ang Heveo, at ang Jebuseo);

9 Ang hari sa Jerico, isa; ang hari sa Hai na nasa tabi ng Beth-el, isa;

10 Ang hari sa Jerusalem, isa; ang hari sa Hebron, isa.

11 Ang hari sa Jarmuth, isa; ang hari sa Lachis, isa;

12 Ang hari sa Eglon, isa; ang hari sa Gezer, isa;

13 Ang hari sa Debir, isa; ang hari sa Geder, isa;

14 Ang hari sa Horma, isa; ang hari sa Arad, isa;

15 Ang hari sa Libna, isa; ang hari sa Adullam, isa;

16 Ang hari sa Maceda, isa; ang hari sa Beth-el, isa;

17 Ang hari sa Tappua, isa; ang hari sa Hepher, isa;

18 Ang hari sa Aphec, isa; ang hari sa Lasaron, isa;

19 Ang hari sa Madon, isa; ang hari sa Hasor, isa;

20 Ang hari sa Simron-meron, isa; ang hari sa Achsaph, isa;

21 Ang hari sa Taanach, isa; ang hari sa Megiddo, isa;

22 Ang hari sa Chedes, isa; ang hari sa Jocneam sa Carmel, isa;

23 Ang hari sa Dor sa kaitaasan ng Dor, isa; ang hari ng mga bansa sa Gilgal, isa;

24 Ang hari sa Tirsa, isa; lahat ng hari ay tatlong pu't isa;

  

Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 12      

Joshua 12: The kings who were defeated by Joshua.

This chapter lists the kings who were defeated by Moses on the other side of the river Jordan, and those defeated by Joshua in the land of Canaan. Moses defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan. Joshua defeated 31 kings, and this chapter names their cities one by one.

We might well wonder: what is the use of such a chapter for us? But here it is, included in the Word of God. We will suggest two ways in which this chapter gives us a spiritual message to work with:

First, the sheer number of kings who opposed Israel represent, in a general way, the many things that prevent us from dedicating ourselves to the Lord’s teachings.

Secondly, the many names of the towns that the Israelites defeated are all significant in identifying the various situations we encounter in our spiritual lives (See Swedenborg’s Arcana Caelestia 2009[9]). For example “Joshua” means ‘God is victory’, something we can come to understand as we choose to turn against evil. We can do that because the Lord fights for and with us; we cannot do that alone.

For every heaven there is a corresponding hell (See Swedenborg’s Heaven and Hell 588). If mercy is something of heaven, hell is to do with cruelty and all that goes with it. If innocence is of heaven, hell is to do with intended harm and all that goes with that. Evil is unspeakably precise.

Joshua defeated thirty-one kings. The number thirty stands for combat and also for ‘remnants’, which are deep-seated feelings of good and truth given the Lord gives us during our childhood, to help us combat evil in adult regeneration. Thirty-one would seem to suggest combat going on even past thirty (Arcana Caelestia 5335).

The names of the cities of these kings are given, and each name represents a quality. ‘Israel’ was the name given to Jacob by the Lord, after he had wrestled all night with the angel of God and had prevailed (see Genesis 32:24-28). “Israel” means ‘striving with God’ and also ‘a prince with God’, and it became the name of the people of Israel.

As examples, we will look at three Canaanite cities which fought Israel, and explore the spiritual meaning of their names.

1. The king of Jarmuth, means ‘being downcast by death’. Viewing life only in terms of its inevitable end does terrible things to our sense of purpose, hope and trust. Defeating Jarmuth helps us see that death is a transition into eternal life, and our means of passing from this life into our fullest life.

2. The king of Aphek, means ‘tenacious fortress’. We can quite readily see that evil can be exactly like a tenacious fortress. Evil will hang on like grim death and refuse to let us go. Evil will attempt any number of devious tactics to break us down or undermine our faith. The last thing it will do is to see that we’re resolved, and then finally give up.

3. The king of Taanach, which means ‘sandy, hard to cross’. This might remind us of dangerous quicksands, or the way in which we stumble trying to walk through sand. Again, sometimes evil can appear to give us safer passage on solid ground, before we realize that it is the hells ensnaring us.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 12      

Joshua 12: The kings who were defeated by Joshua.

This chapter lists the kings who were defeated by Moses on the other side of the river Jordan, and those defeated by Joshua in the land of Canaan. Moses defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan. Joshua defeated 31 kings, and this chapter names their cities one by one.

We might well wonder: what is the use of such a chapter for us? But here it is, included in the Word of God. We will suggest two ways in which this chapter gives us a spiritual message to work with:

First, the sheer number of kings who opposed Israel represent, in a general way, the many things that prevent us from dedicating ourselves to the Lord’s teachings.

Secondly, the many names of the towns that the Israelites defeated are all significant in identifying the various situations we encounter in our spiritual lives (See Swedenborg’s Arcana Caelestia 2009[9]). For example “Joshua” means ‘God is victory’, something we can come to understand as we choose to turn against evil. We can do that because the Lord fights for and with us; we cannot do that alone.

For every heaven there is a corresponding hell (See Swedenborg’s Heaven and Hell 588). If mercy is something of heaven, hell is to do with cruelty and all that goes with it. If innocence is of heaven, hell is to do with intended harm and all that goes with that. Evil is unspeakably precise.

Joshua defeated thirty-one kings. The number thirty stands for combat and also for ‘remnants’, which are deep-seated feelings of good and truth given the Lord gives us during our childhood, to help us combat evil in adult regeneration. Thirty-one would seem to suggest combat going on even past thirty (Arcana Caelestia 5335).

The names of the cities of these kings are given, and each name represents a quality. ‘Israel’ was the name given to Jacob by the Lord, after he had wrestled all night with the angel of God and had prevailed (see Genesis 32:24-28). “Israel” means ‘striving with God’ and also ‘a prince with God’, and it became the name of the people of Israel.

As examples, we will look at three Canaanite cities which fought Israel, and explore the spiritual meaning of their names.

1. The king of Jarmuth, means ‘being downcast by death’. Viewing life only in terms of its inevitable end does terrible things to our sense of purpose, hope and trust. Defeating Jarmuth helps us see that death is a transition into eternal life, and our means of passing from this life into our fullest life.

2. The king of Aphek, means ‘tenacious fortress’. We can quite readily see that evil can be exactly like a tenacious fortress. Evil will hang on like grim death and refuse to let us go. Evil will attempt any number of devious tactics to break us down or undermine our faith. The last thing it will do is to see that we’re resolved, and then finally give up.

3. The king of Taanach, which means ‘sandy, hard to cross’. This might remind us of dangerous quicksands, or the way in which we stumble trying to walk through sand. Again, sometimes evil can appear to give us safer passage on solid ground, before we realize that it is the hells ensnaring us.

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Arcana Coelestia 2913, 3527, 4270

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