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Genesis 12

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1 Ja Issand ütles Aabramile: 'Mine omalt maalt, omast sugukonnast ja isakojast maale, mille ma sulle näitan!

2 Ma teen sind suureks rahvaks ja õnnistan sind, ma teen su nime suureks, et sa oleksid õnnistuseks!

3 Siis ma õnnistan neid, kes sind õnnistavad, panen vande alla selle, kes sind neab, ja sinu nimel õnnistavad endid kõik suguvõsad maa peal!'

4 Ja Aabram läks, nagu Issand teda käskis, ja Lott läks koos temaga; Aabram oli seitsekümmend viis aastat vana, kui ta Haaranist lahkus.

5 Ja Aabram võttis oma naise Saarai ja oma vennapoja Loti ja kogu nende varanduse, mis nad olid soetanud, ja Haaranis hangitud hingelised, ja nad läksid teele Kaananimaa poole. Ja nad jõudsid Kaananimaale.

6 Ja Aabram käis maa läbi Sekemi püha paigani, Moore tammeni; kaananlased olid siis veel sellel maal.

7 Ja Issand ilmutas ennast Aabramile ning ütles: 'Sinu soole ma annan selle maa!' Siis ta ehitas sinna altari Issandale, kes oli ennast temale ilmutanud.

8 Sealt ta liikus edasi mäestikku Peetelist hommiku poole ja lõi oma telgi üles, nõnda et Peetel jäi õhtu ja Ai hommiku poole; ja ta ehitas sinna altari Issandale ning hüüdis appi Issanda nime.

9 Ja Aabram läks teele, rändas üha ja siirdus Lõunamaale.

10 Aga maal oli nälg. Siis Aabram läks alla Egiptusesse, et seal võõrana elada, sest maal oli suur nälg.

11 Ja kui ta minnes Egiptusele ligines, ütles ta oma naisele Saaraile: 'Vaata, ma tean, et sa oled ilusa välimusega naine.

12 Aga kui egiptlased sind näevad, ütlevad nad: 'See on tema naine!' Siis nad tapavad minu, aga sinu jätavad elama.

13 Ütle siis, et oled minu õde, et mu käsi sinu tõttu võiks hästi käia ja mu hing sinu pärast ellu jääks!'

14 Kui Aabram jõudis Egiptusesse, siis nägid egiptlased, et naine oli väga ilus.

15 Ja kui vaarao vürstid teda nägid, siis nad ülistasid teda vaaraole ja naine võeti vaarao kotta.

16 Vaarao tegi Aabramile tema pärast head: ta sai lambaid ja kitsi, veiseid ja eesleid, sulaseid ja teenijaid, emaeesleid ja kaameleid.

17 Aga Issand nuhtles vaaraod ja tema koda suurte nuhtlustega Saarai, Aabrami naise pärast.

18 Siis vaarao kutsus Aabrami ning ütles: 'Miks sa mulle seda tegid? Miks sa ei teatanud mulle, et ta on sinu naine?

19 Miks sa ütlesid: Ta on mu õde, nõnda et ma tema enesele naiseks võtsin? Aga nüüd, vaata, seal on su naine, võta tema ja mine!'

20 Ja vaarao andis tema pärast meestele käsu, et nad saadaksid minema tema ja ta naise ja kõik, mis tal oli.

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 12      

By Joe David

The Inner Meaning of Genesis 12

In Genesis 11, we met Abram for the first time, as his genealogy was traced down through the generations from Noah. Abram represents the beginning of a new spiritual state of humankind - a new church that would record preserve important external truths. Those external truths contained internal ones - true ideas about God the way people should live.

These external truths were encoded in stories, first preserved in oral traditions then in written scriptures in the time of Moses. In the current , Abram, goes, as commanded by God, the land of Canaan. In doing this, he effectively starts the Hebrew church (from Eber, Abraham's forebear).

All the geographic places in the land of Canaan its environs had been given spiritual significations by the people of the Most Ancient Church. In the new Word that would be written there, these places would be mentioned by name would signify spiritual ideas.

When Abraham is driven by famine in the land seek refuge in Egypt, it symbolizes a state of initial instruction for this new church. That early instruction is of an external type. Egypt, in the Word, represents scientific knowledge - the natural sciences - which teach the natural level in people.

There are two levels of "story" nested in the symbolism of the literal text. One is the spiritual story of humankind. Another, higher one, is the story of the inner spiritual process that would take place in the life of Jesus Christ. Both stories are traced out in Swedenborg's exegesis of the Word.

Here's an excerpt from his capstone work, True Christian Religion:

The Word has two senses hidden in its literal sense; these are called the spiritual the celestial senses. In the spiritual sense the contents of the Word refer chiefly the church in the celestial sense chiefly the Lord. Again in the spiritual sense its contents refer Divine truth in the celestial sense Divine good. (True Christian Religion 248)

A detailed description of the inner meaning of this chapter begins in Arcana Coelestia 1401.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 482, 1401, 1402, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, ...

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 413, 414


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 440, 796, 921, 1025, 1403, 1461, 1475, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 503


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 340, 654, 750

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 49

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Arcana Coelestia # 1542

Arcana Coelestia (Elliott translation)      

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1542. That these details and those that follow in this chapter also in the internal sense represent the Lord, and that they continue the subject of His life from childhood, becomes clear from the things which have been stated and shown in the previous chapter and also from those which follow. Above all it becomes clear from the fact that this is the Word of the Lord and has come down from Him by way of heaven, and thus that not one single part of any expression has been written down in it that does not embody heavenly arcana. With an origin such as this how can it ever be anything different? That the subject in the internal sense is the instruction received by the Lord when a boy has been shown already. There are with man two things which prevent his becoming celestial; one belongs to the understanding part of his mind, the other to the will part. Belonging to the understanding part are the useless facts which he absorbs in childhood and adolescence; belonging to the will part are the pleasures arising out of the evil desires which he inclines to. Both the former and the latter are what stand in the way of him possibly attaining to celestial things. These must first be dispersed, and when they have been dispersed he is able for the first time to be introduced into the light reflected by celestial things, and finally into celestial light itself.

[2] Because the Lord was born as any other is born and needed to be taught as any other has to be, He had also to learn facts; this was represented and meant by Abram's sojourning in Egypt. And the consideration that empty facts ultimately went away from Him was also represented by Pharaoh's giving his men orders to send him away, and his wife, and everything he had - verse Genesis 13:20 of the previous chapter. The fact that the pleasures which belong to the will parts of the mind and which constitute the sensory or most external man also went away from Him is represented in this chapter by Lot separating himself from Abram, for Lot represents the sensory man.

(Odkazy: Genesis 12:20, 13:1)

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Saving the Tree of Life      

By Rev. Jonathan Rose

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Title: Saving the Tree of Life

Topic: First Coming

Summary: The Lord's salvation takes two forms: an ongoing saving of individual souls that respond, but also a one-time rescuing of the whole human race from destruction and oblivion.

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

References:
Isaiah 53:9
Matthew 20:25, 28
Luke 2:9-10; 3:2, 4-6
John 12:44, 47
Acts of the Apostles 13:47
Romans 5:18-19
1 Timothy 2:1-4, 6; 4:10
Hebrews 5:8-9
Genesis 1:27-28; 12:1, 3; 13:4; 15:5; 22:17; 28:12, 14
Deuteronomy 1:10
Genesis 47:27
Exodus 1:20
Jeremiah 33:25
Ezekiel 36:8
Acts of the Apostles 6:7
Matthew 1
Luke 3:23

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 3/9/2016. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com


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