Joshua 17

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1 At ito ang kapalaran ng lipi ni Manases; sapagka't siya ang panganay ni Jose. Tungkol kay Machir na panganay ni Manases, na ama ni Galaad, sapagka't siya'y lalaking mangdidigma, ay kaniya ngang tinangkilik ang Galaad at ang Basan.

2 At ang napasa ibang mga anak ni Manases ayon sa kanilang mga angkan, sa mga anak ng Abiezer, at sa mga anak ng Helec, at sa mga anak ng Esriel, at sa mga anak ng Sichem, at sa mga anak ng Hepher, at sa mga anak ng Semida; ang mga ito ang mga anak na lalake ni Manases na anak ni Jose, ayon sa kanilang mga angkan.

3 Nguni't si Salphaad na anak ni Hepher, na anak ni Galaad na anak ni Machir, na anak ni Manases, ay hindi nagkaroon ng mga anak na lalake kundi mga babae: at ito ang mga pangalan ng kaniyang mga anak: Maala, at Noa, Hogla, Milcha, at Tirsa.

4 At sila'y lumapit sa harap ni Eleazar na saserdote at sa harap ni Josue na anak ni Nun, at sa harap ng mga prinsipe, na sinasabi, Iniutos ng Panginoon kay Moises na bigyan kami ng mana sa gitna ng aming mga kapatid: kaya't ayon sa utos ng Panginoon ay binigyan niya sila ng mana sa gitna ng mga kapatid ng kanilang ama.

5 At nahulog ang sangpung bahagi kay Manases, bukod sa lupain ng Galaad at ang Basan, na nasa dako roon ng Jordan;

6 Sapagka't ang mga anak na babae ni Manases ay nagkaroon ng mana sa gitna ng kaniyang mga anak; at ang lupain ng Galaad ay ukol sa nalabi sa mga anak ni Manases.

7 At ang hangganan ng Manases ay mula sa Aser hanggang sa Michmetat, na nasa tapat ng Sichem; at ang hangganan ay patuloy sa kanan, hanggang sa mga taga En-tappua.

8 Ang lupain ng Tappua ay ukol sa Manases: nguni't ang Tappua sa hangganan ng Manases ay ukol sa mga anak ni Ephraim.

9 At ang hangganan ay pababa hanggang sa batis ng Cana, na dakong timugan ng batis: ang mga bayang ito ay ukol sa Ephraim sa gitna ng mga bayan ng Manases: at ang hangganan ng Manases ay nasa dakong hilagaan ng batis, at ang labasan niyaon ay sa dagat;

10 Ang dakong timugan ay ang sa Ephraim, at ang dakong hilagaan ay ang sa Manases, at ang dagat ay hangganan niyaon; at abot sa Aser sa hilagaan at sa Issachar sa silanganan.

11 At tinatangkilik ng Manases sa Issachar at sa Aser ang Beth-san at ang mga nayon niyaon, at ang Ibleam at ang mga nayon niyaon, at ang mga taga Dor, at ang mga nayon niyaon, at ang mga taga En-dor at ang mga nayon niyaon, at ang mga taga Taanach at ang mga nayon niyaon, at ang mga taga Megiddo, at ang mga nayon niyaon, ang tatlong kaitaasan.

12 Gayon ma'y hindi napalayas ng mga anak ni Manases ang mga taga-roon sa mga bayang yaon; kundi ang mga Cananeo ay nanahan sa lupaing yaon.

13 At nangyari, nang ang mga anak ni Israel ay lumakas, na kanilang inilagay ang mga Cananeo sa pagaatag, at hindi nila lubos na pinalayas.

14 At ang mga anak ni Jose ay nagsalita kay Josue, na sinasabi, Bakit ang ibinigay mo sa akin ay isang kapalaran at isang bahagi lamang na pinakamana, dangang malaking bayan ako, sapagka't pinagpala ako hanggang ngayon ng Panginoon?

15 At sinabi ni Josue sa kanila, Kung ikaw ay malaking bayan, sumampa ka sa gubat, at iyong malalawag doon sa iyong sarili ang lupain ng mga Pherezeo at ng mga Rephaim; yamang ang lupaing maburol ng Ephraim ay totoong makipot sa ganang iyo.

16 At sinabi ng mga anak ni Jose, Ang lupaing maburol ay hindi sukat sa amin; at ang lahat ng mga Cananeo na tumatahan sa lupain ng libis ay may mga karong bakal, sila na tumatahan sa Beth-san at sa mga nayon niyaon, at gayon din sila na nasa libis ng Jezreel.

17 At si Josue ay nagsalita sa sangbahayan ni Jose, ni Ephraim at ni Manases, na sinasabi, Ikaw ay malaking bayan, at may dakilang kapangyarihan: hindi marapat sa iyo ang isang kapalaran lamang:

18 Kundi ang lupaing maburol ay magiging iyo; sapagka't bagaman isang gubat ay iyong malalawag, at ang labasan niyaon ay magiging iyo, sapagka't iyong palalayasin ang mga Cananeo, bagaman sila'y may mga karong bakal, at bagaman sila'y matibay.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 17      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Joshua 17: The tribe of Manasseh receives the western half of its territory.

The previous chapter (Joshua 16) dealt with the territory given to Ephraim, Manasseh’s younger brother; this one covers the western half of Manasseh (the other half tribe of Manasseh was bound to live across the Jordan).

Interestingly, this chapter mentions many people by name, instead of only describing locations as we’ve seen before. Verses 1 and 2 list all seven of Manasseh’s sons and their families. Then verse 3 mentions Zelophehad, the great-grandson of Manasseh, who had had five daughters, but no sons. When Zelophehad died on the journey through the wilderness, his daughters came to Joshua to claim the inheritance Moses had promised them (see Numbers 27). So, both the sons and daughters of Manasseh’s family received land.

After the area given to Manasseh was outlined, the people of Ephraim and Manasseh came to Joshua and complained that they deserved more land, because of their important standing among the tribes of Israel (verse 14). They claimed that they had been specially blessed, and should receive much more.

Joshua told them that if they were such a great people, they should go to the forest country and seize land from the Perrizites and the giants living there. The people were not pleased, and told Joshua that the Canaanites who still roamed there were strong, and had chariots of iron. Even so, Joshua told them again to cut down the wood and use it, because they would eventually be able to drive out the Canaanites.

The spiritual meaning of this story is all about the relationship between good and truth. Again, there are many names to indicate the geography of the area of “West Manasseh”, and the meaning of these names very often links in with the spiritual meaning of the tribe. Beyond that, the specific area in Canaan given to a tribe is spiritually important. Ephraim and Manasseh are right in the middle of the land because they stand for truth and good, for truth leading to good, for good coming from truth.

The story about Zelophehad’s five daughters also relates to the place of truth and good. This is because sons stand for truths, often for truths which fight for us during our temptations, while daughters stand for the good in our spiritual life which bears ‘children’ (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 8993 [3,4]).

Verses 5 and 6 describe this union of good and truth very beautifully: “Ten portions were given to Manasseh because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons; and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead.” It is worth noting here that the spiritual meaning of the number ‘ten’ has to do with wholeness, and also ‘remains,’ or memories, which the Lord imparts to us when we are very young (Arcana Caelestia 4638).

When the people of Ephraim and Manasseh complained to Joshua, it is much like us wanting our spiritual life to be easy. We want it to be something given to us, and not something which we will need to work on and even fight for in ourselves.

Finally, the meaning of using wooden chariots to fight the Canaanites means to fight from our love of what is good. This is because wood corresponds to good, since it is alive and has grown. ‘Iron’ here stands for the harshness of truth without any good, which appears invincible, but in reality is weaker than the power of goodness and love (Arcana Caelestia 426[3]).

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Revealed 349


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 1574, 3708, 3858, 3862, 9338


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 431, 440

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