Hakimler 8

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1 Efrayimoğulları Gidyona, ‹‹Midyanlılarla savaşmaya gittiğinde bizi çağırmadın; bize neden böyle davrandın?›› diyerek onu sert bir dille eleştirdiler.

2 Gidyon, ‹‹Sizin yaptığınızın yanında benim yaptığım ne ki?›› diye karşılık verdi, ‹‹Efrayimin bağbozumundan artakalan üzümler, Aviezerin bütün bağbozumu ürününden daha iyi değil mi?

3 Tanrı Midyan önderlerini, Orevi ve Zeevi elinize teslim etti. Sizin yaptıklarınıza kıyasla ben ne yapabildim ki?›› Gidyonun bu sözleri onların öfkesini yatıştırdı.

4 Gidyon bitkin olmalarına karşın Midyanlıları kovalamayı sürdüren üç yüz adamıyla Şeria Irmağına ulaşıp karşıya geçti.

5 Sukkota vardıklarında kent halkına, ‹‹Lütfen ardımdaki adamlara ekmek verin, bitkin haldeler›› dedi, ‹‹Ben Midyan kralları Zevah ve Salmunnayı kovalıyorum.››

6 Sukkot önderleri, ‹‹Zevah ile Salmunnayı tutsak aldın mı ki, orduna ekmek verelim?›› dediler.

7 Gidyon, ‹‹Öyle olsun!›› diye karşılık verdi, ‹‹RAB Zevah ile Salmunnayı elime teslim edince, bedenlerinizi çöl dikenleriyle, çalılarla yaracağım.››

8 Gidyon oradan Penuele gitti ve oranın halkından da aynı şeyi istedi. Penuel halkı da Sukkot halkının verdiği yanıtın aynısını verdi.

9 Gidyon onlara, ‹‹Esenlik içinde döndüğüm zaman bu kuleyi yıkacağım›› dedi.

10 Zevah ile Salmunna doğulu halkların ordularından artakalan yaklaşık on beş bin kişilik bir orduyla birlikte Karkordaydılar. Eli kılıç tutan yüz yirmi bin savaşçı ölmüştü.

11 Gidyon Novah ve Yogbohanın doğusundan, göçebelerin yolundan geçerek düşman ordugahına saldırdı. Adamlar hazırlıksız yakalandılar.

12 Zevah ile Salmunna kaçtıysa da Gidyon peşlerine düştü. Bu iki Midyan kralını, Zevah ile Salmunnayı yakalayıp bütün ordularını bozguna uğrattı.

13 Yoaş oğlu Gidyon Heres Geçidi yoluyla savaştan döndü.

14 Yolda Sukkottan genç bir adamı yakalayıp sorguya çekti. Adam Sukkot önderleriyle ileri gelenlerinin adlarını, toplam yetmiş yedi kişinin adını yazıp Gidyona verdi.

15 Gidyon Sukkota gidip halka şöyle dedi: ‹‹ ‹Zevah ile Salmunnayı tutsak aldın mı ki bitkin adamlarına ekmek verelim› diyerek beni aşağıladınız. İşte Zevah ile Salmunna!››

16 Sonra kentin ileri gelenlerini topladı; Sukkot halkını çöl dikenleriyle, çalılarla döverek cezalandırdı.

17 Ardından Penuel Kulesini yıkıp kent halkını kılıçtan geçirdi.

18 Sonra Zevah ile Salmunnaya, ‹‹Tavorda öldürdükleriniz nasıl adamlardı?›› diye sordu. ‹‹Tıpkı senin gibiydiler, hepsi kral oğullarına benziyordu›› yanıtını verdiler.

19 Gidyon, ‹‹Onlar kardeşlerimdi, öz annemin oğullarıydı›› dedi, ‹‹Yaşayan RABbin adıyla ant içerim ki, onları sağ bıraksaydınız sizi öldürmezdim.››

20 Sonra büyük oğlu Yetere, ‹‹Haydi, öldür onları›› dedi. Ne var ki, henüz genç olan Yeter korktu, kılıcını çekmedi.

21 Bunun üzerine Zevah ile Salmunna Gidyona, ‹‹Sen öldür bizi›› dediler, ‹‹Erkeğin işini ancak erkek yapar.›› Böylece Gidyon varıp Zevah ile Salmunnayı öldürdü. Develerinin boyunlarındaki hilal biçimi süsleri de aldı.

22 İsrailliler Gidyona, ‹‹Sen, oğlun ve torunun bize önderlik edin›› dediler. ‹‹Çünkü bizi Midyanlıların elinden sen kurtardın.››

23 Ama Gidyon, ‹‹Ben size önderlik etmem, oğlum da etmez›› diye karşılık verdi, ‹‹Size RAB önderlik edecek.››

24 Sonra, ‹‹Yalnız sizden bir dileğim var›› diye sözünü sürdürdü, ‹‹Ele geçirdiğiniz ganimetin içindeki küpeleri bana verin.›› -İsmaililer altın küpeler takarlardı.-

25 İsrailliler, ‹‹Seve seve veririz›› diyerek yere bir üstlük serdiler. Herkes ele geçirdiği küpeleri üstlüğün üzerine attı.

26 Hilaller, kolyeler, Midyan krallarının giydiği mor giysiler ve develerin boyunlarından alınan zincirler dışında, Gidyonun aldığı altın küpelerin ağırlığı bin yedi yüz şekelfı tuttu.

27 Gidyon bu altından bir efod yaparak onu kendi kenti olan Ofraya yerleştirdi. Bütün İsrailliler bu put yüzünden RABbe vefasızlık ettiler. Böylece efod Gidyon ile ailesi için bir tuzak oldu.

28 İsraillilere yenilen Midyanlılar bir daha toparlanamadılar. Ülke Gidyon zamanında kırk yıl barış içinde yaşadı.

29 Yoaş oğlu Yerubbaal dönüp kendi evinde yaşamını sürdürdü.

30 Çok sayıda kadınla evlendi ve yetmiş oğlu oldu.

31 Ayrıca Şekemde bir cariyesi vardı. Bundan da bir oğlu oldu, adını Avimelek koydu.

32 Yoaş oğlu Gidyon iyice yaşlanıp öldü. Aviezerlilere ait Ofra Kentinde, babası Yoaşın mezarına gömüldü.

33 Gidyon ölünce İsrailliler yine RABbe vefasızlık ettiler. Baallara taptılar. Baal-Beriti ilah edinerek

34 kendilerini çevrelerindeki düşmanlarının elinden kurtaran Tanrıları RABbi unuttular.

35 İsrail'e büyük iyilikler yapan Yerubbaal'ın -Gidyon'un- ev halkına vefasızlık ettiler.

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 8      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 8: Gideon subdues the Midianites.

In this chapter, Gideon continued to dismantle Midian’s oppression over Israel, facing opposition from some of his fellow Israelites in the process. First, the men of Ephraim complained that he did not call them to war. Gideon replied by praising them for their vineyards, and for capturing the two Midianite princes. So, Ephraim’s indignation subsided.

Then Gideon went to the city of Succoth, and asked for bread to feed his army. But the men of Succoth refused, instead taunting him because he had not yet captured the kings of Midian. Gideon told them them he would punish them with thorns and briars, after he had killed the two kings. The people of Penuel were equally dismissive when Gideon asked them for help, and he swore to tear down their tower.

In due course, Gideon captured the two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna. Gideon told his oldest son to kill them, but he was young, and too afraid to do it. So Gideon killed the two kings, and punished the people of Succoth and Penuel.

When he returned from battle, the people of Israel asked Gideon to rule over them. However, he refused, saying that the Lord would rule Israel. He then collected gold from people’s earrings, used it to make an ephod (a priest’s garment), and set it up in his own city, Ophrah. The people began to worship it, and it became a snare for Gideon.

And Israel had peace for forty years under Gideon. Gideon had seventy sons, and died at an old age. As soon as he passed away, the Israelites forgot all the goodness that the Lord had shown them, and turned to worship other gods.

*****

The message of Gideon’s exchange with the Ephraimites is that sincerity and openness are the most powerful response to confrontation. Gideon, led by his trust in the Lord, could see the reason for Ephraim’s outburst, so he dealt with it by praising their strengths. This encounter shows how our faith in the Lord gives us a broader perspective, granting us the ability to respond rather than react (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 8159[3]).

When Gideon lashes out at the people of Succoth and Penuel, it may appear that he is acting purely from anger, and a wish to retaliate. In reality, he is filled with zeal to drive out the Midianites and free Israel. It is unthinkable to him that his own people would refuse to give his soldiers food. In our own lives, we can at times be astounded by our own resistance to serving the Lord’s purpose. We are constantly torn between two forces: heaven and hell (Arcana Caelestia 3839[3]).

The killing of the two Midianite kings reflects the need for justice in spiritual matters. If we fail to heed the truths we know and believe, we will suffer the consequences of fear and guilt. These are not inflicted by the Lord, but follow on from our own choices (Arcana Caelestia 2447). Gideon’s son’s inability to kill the kings means that behind spiritual justice, there must be an understanding of the essential value of all life (Arcana Caelestia 5826[2]).

Gideon’s ephod is a symbol showing how easily we can deviate from obeying the Lord. The text does not tell us the reason for Gideon’s actions, but perhaps he felt it was better for the people to worship something superficially related to worshiping the Lord, rather than following a foreign god. Seeing a priest’s garment reminds us that a priest serves the Lord. But we can so easily focus on the majesty of the ephod itself, and think no more about the priest’s duty nor about the Lord. We sometimes drift further from the Lord without even realizing it (see Swedenborg’s work, Divine Providence 327).

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 3021, 3242, 3246, 3263, 8301

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