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ഉല്പത്തി 35

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1 അനന്തരം ദൈവം യാക്കോബിനോടുനീ പുറപ്പെട്ടു ബേഥേലില്‍ ചെന്നു പാര്‍ക്ക; നിന്റെ സഹോദരനായ ഏശാവിന്റെ മുമ്പില്‍നിന്നു നീ ഔടിപ്പോകുമ്പോള്‍ നിനക്കു പ്രത്യക്ഷനായ ദൈവത്തിന്നു അവിടെ ഒരു യാഗപീഠം ഉണ്ടാക്കുക എന്നു കല്പിച്ചു.

2 അപ്പോള്‍ യാക്കോബ് തന്റെ കുടുംബത്തോടും കൂടെയുള്ള എല്ലാവരോടുംനിങ്ങളുടെ ഇടയിലുള്ള അന്യദേവന്മാരെ നീക്കിക്കളഞ്ഞു നിങ്ങളെ ശുദ്ധീകരിച്ചു വസ്ത്രം മാറുവിന്‍ .

3 നാം പുറപ്പെട്ടു ബേഥേലിലേക്കു പോക; എന്റെ കഷ്ടകാലത്തു എന്റെ പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥന കേള്‍ക്കയും ഞാന്‍ പോയ വഴിയില്‍ എന്നോടു കൂടെയിരിക്കയും ചെയ്ത ദൈവത്തിന്നു ഞാന്‍ അവിടെ ഒരു യാഗപീഠം ഉണ്ടാക്കും എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.

4 അങ്ങനെ അവര്‍ തങ്ങളുടെ പക്കലുള്ള അന്യദേവന്മാരെ ഒക്കെയും കാതുകളിലെ കുണുക്കുകളെയും യാക്കോബിന്റെ പക്കല്‍ കൊടുത്തു; യാക്കോബ് അവയെ ശെഖേമിന്നരികെയുള്ള കരുവേലകത്തിന്‍ കീഴില്‍ കുഴിച്ചിട്ടു.

5 പിന്നെ അവര്‍ യാത്രപുറപ്പെട്ടു; അവരുടെ ചുറ്റുമിരുന്ന പട്ടണങ്ങളുടെ മേല്‍ ദൈവത്തിന്റെ ഭീതി വീണതു കൊണ്ടു യാക്കോബിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാരെ ആരും പിന്തുടര്‍ന്നില്ല.

6 യാക്കോബും കൂടെയുള്ള ജനമൊക്കെയും കനാന്‍ ദേശത്തിലെ ലൂസ് എന്ന ബേഥേലില്‍ എത്തി.

7 അവിടെ അവന്‍ ഒരു യാഗപീഠം പണിതു; തന്റെ സഹോദരന്റെ മുമ്പില്‍നിന്നു ഔടിപ്പോകുമ്പോള്‍ അവന്നു അവിടെവെച്ചു ദൈവം പ്രത്യക്ഷനായതുകൊണ്ടു അവന്‍ ആ സ്ഥലത്തിന്നു ഏല്‍-ബേഥേല്‍ എന്നു പേര്‍ വിളിച്ചു.

8 റിബെക്കയുടെ ധാത്രിയായ ദെബോരാ മരിച്ചു, അവളെ ബേഥേലിന്നു താഴെ ഒരു കരുവേലകത്തിന്‍ കീഴില്‍ അടക്കി; അതിന്നു അല്ലോന്‍ -ബാഖൂത്ത് (വിലാപവൃക്ഷം)എന്നു പേരിട്ടു.

9 യാക്കോബ് പദ്ദന്‍ -അരാമില്‍നിന്നു വന്ന ശേഷം ദൈവംവന്നു പിന്നെയും പ്രത്യക്ഷനായി അവനെ അനുഗ്രഹിച്ചു.

10 ദൈവം അവനോടുനിന്റെ പേര്‍ യാക്കോബ് എന്നല്ലോ; ഇനി നിനക്കു യാക്കോബ് എന്നല്ല യിസ്രായേല്‍ എന്നു തന്നെ പേരാകേണം എന്നു കല്പിച്ചു അവന്നു യിസ്രായേല്‍ എന്നു പേരിട്ടു.

11 ദൈവം പിന്നെയും അവനോടുഞാന്‍ സര്‍വ്വശക്തിയുള്ള ദൈവം ആകുന്നു; നീ സന്താനപുഷ്ടിയുള്ളവനായി പെരുകുക; ഒരു ജാതിയും ജാതികളുടെ കൂട്ടവും നിന്നില്‍ നിന്നു ഉത്ഭവിക്കും; രാജാക്കന്മാരും നിന്റെ കടിപ്രദേശത്തു നിന്നു പുറപ്പെടും.

12 ഞാന്‍ അബ്രാഹാമിന്നും യിസ്ഹാക്കിന്നും കൊടുത്തദേശം നിനക്കു തരും; നിന്റെ ശേഷം നിന്റെ സന്തതിക്കും ഈ ദേശം കൊടുക്കും എന്നു അരുളിച്ചെയ്തു.

13 അവനോടു സംസാരിച്ച സ്ഥലത്തുനിന്നു ദൈവം അവനെ വിട്ടു കയറിപ്പോയി.

14 അവന്‍ തന്നോടു സംസാരിച്ചേടത്തു യാക്കോബ് ഒരു കല്‍ത്തൂണ്‍ നിര്‍ത്തി; അതിന്മേല്‍ ഒരു പാനീയയാഗം ഒഴിച്ചു എണ്ണയും പകര്‍ന്നു.

15 ദൈവം തന്നോടു സംസാരിച്ച സ്ഥലത്തിന്നു യാക്കോബ് ബേഥേല്‍ എന്നു പേരിട്ടു.

16 അവര്‍ ബേഥേലില്‍നിന്നു യാത്ര പുറപ്പെട്ടു, എഫ്രാത്തയില്‍ എത്തുവാന്‍ അല്പദൂരം മാത്രമുള്ളപ്പോള്‍ റാഹേല്‍ പ്രസവിച്ചു; പ്രസവിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അവള്‍ക്കു കഠിന വേദനയുണ്ടായി.

17 അങ്ങനെ പ്രസവത്തില്‍ അവള്‍ക്കു കഠിനവേദനയായിരിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ സൂതികര്‍മ്മിണി അവളോടുഭയപ്പെടേണ്ടാ; ഇതും ഒരു മകനായിരിക്കും എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.

18 എന്നാല്‍ അവള്‍ മരിച്ചുപോയി; ജീവന്‍ പോകുന്ന സമയം അവള്‍ അവന്നു ബെനോനീ എന്നു പേര്‍ ഇട്ടു; അവന്റെ അപ്പനോ അവന്നു ബെന്യാമീന്‍ എന്നു പേരിട്ടു.

19 റാഹേല്‍ മരിച്ചിട്ടു അവളെ ബേത്ത്ളേഹെം എന്ന എഫ്രാത്തിന്നു പോകുന്ന വഴിയില്‍ അടക്കം ചെയ്തു.

20 അവളുടെ കല്ലറയിന്മേല്‍ യാക്കോബ് ഒരു തൂണ്‍ നിര്‍ത്തി അതു റാഹേലിന്റെ കല്ലറത്തൂണ്‍ എന്ന പോരോടെ ഇന്നുവരെയും നിലക്കുന്നു.

21 പിന്നെ യിസ്രായേല്‍ യാത്ര പുറപ്പെട്ടു, ഏദെര്‍ഗോപുരത്തിന്നു അപ്പുറം കൂടാരം അടിച്ചു.

22 യിസ്രായേല്‍ ആ ദേശത്തു പാര്‍ത്തിരിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ രൂബേന്‍ ചെന്നു തന്റെ അപ്പന്റെ വെപ്പാട്ടിയായ ബില്‍ഹയോടുകൂടെ ശയിച്ചു; യിസ്രായേല്‍ അതുകേട്ടു.

23 യാക്കോബിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാര്‍ പന്ത്രണ്ടു പേരായിരുന്നു. ലേയയുടെ പുത്രന്മാര്‍യാക്കോബിന്റെ ആദ്യജാതന്‍ രൂബേന്‍ , ശിമെയോന്‍ , ലേവി, യെഹൂദാ, യിസ്സാഖാര്‍, സെബൂലൂന്‍ .

24 റാഹേലിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാര്‍യോസേഫും ബെന്യാമീനും.

25 റാഹേലിന്റെ ദാസിയായ ബില്‍ഹയുടെ പുത്രന്മാര്‍ദാനും നഫ്താലിയും.

26 ലേയയുടെ ദാസിയായ സില്പയുടെ പുത്രന്മാര്‍ ഗാദും ആശേരും. ഇവര്‍ യാക്കോബിന്നു പദ്ദന്‍ -അരാമില്‍വെച്ചു ജനിച്ച പുത്രന്മാര്‍.

27 പിന്നെ യാക്കോബ് കിര്യാത്തര്‍ബ്ബാ എന്ന മമ്രേയില്‍ തന്റെ അപ്പനായ യിസ്ഹാക്കിന്റെ അടുക്കല്‍ വന്നു; അബ്രാഹാമും യിസ്ഹാക്കും പാര്‍ത്തിരുന്നഹെബ്രോന്‍ ഇതു തന്നേ.

28 യിസ്ഹാക്കിന്റെ ആയുസ്സു നൂറ്റെണ്പതു സംവത്സരമായിരുന്നു.

29 യിസ്ഹാക്‍ വയോധികനും കാലസമ്പൂര്‍ണ്ണനുമായി പ്രാണനെ വിട്ടു മരിച്ചു തന്റെ ജനത്തോടു ചേര്‍ന്നു; അവന്റെ പുത്രന്മാരായ ഏശാവും യാക്കോബും കൂടി അവനെ അടക്കംചെയ്തു.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 4536, 4537, 4538, 4539, 4540, 4541, 4542, ...


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 921, 1298, 1416, 1453, 1616, 1992, 2435, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 134, 349, 361


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 237, 376, 430, 431, 434, 443, 449, ...

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യോശുവ 13:24

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24 പിന്നെ മോശെ ഗാദ് ഗോത്രത്തിന്നു, കുടുംബംകുടുംബമായി ഗാദ്യര്‍ക്കും തന്നേ, അവകാശം കൊടുത്തു.

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Arcana Coelestia 4117

Apocalypse Revealed 352


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Apocalypse Explained 434, 435

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Apocalypse Explained # 449

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449. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.- That this signifies the conjunction of those who are in the ultimate heaven with the Lord, is evident from the representation of Benjamin and of the tribe named after him, as denoting the Spiritual-celestial in the natural man, like Joseph in the spiritual. The Spiritual-celestial is truth conjoined to good. For truth, regarded in itself, is spiritual, and good celestial; hence Benjamin and his tribe signify the conjunction of truth and good in the Natural, here therefore the conjunction of those who are in the ultimate heaven with the Lord; for those who are in natural good and truth from the spiritual and the celestial are in the ultimate heaven. Those who are in the ultimate heaven are either spiritual-natural, or celestial-natural. The spiritual-natural in that heaven belong to the spiritual kingdom of the Lord, and the celestial-natural belong to the celestial kingdom of the Lord; wherefore the spiritual-natural communicate with the second heaven, where all are spiritual, but the celestial-natural communicate with the third heaven, where all are celestial, as stated above.

(Odkazy: Revelation 7:8)


[2] It is evident from these things what Joseph and Benjamin, who were brethren, signify in the Word. Since Benjamin signifies truth conjoined to good in the natural man, and consequently truth conjoined to good in those who are in the ultimate heaven, therefore he was also the last son born to Jacob, and was called by him the son of the right hand, for Benjamin, in the original language, signifies the son of the right hand; and also he was born in Bethlehem, which city signifies truth conjoined to good in the Natural. That he was born in Bethlehem, see Genesis (xxxv. 16-19). He was born last, because the Natural, consisting of truth conjoined to good, is the ultimate of the church in man. For there are in man three degrees of life, the inmost, the middle, and the ultimate. The inmost degree is that in which those are who dwell in the inmost or third heaven, the middle degree that in which those are who dwell in the middle or second heaven, and the ultimate degree that in which those are who dwell in the ultimate or first heaven. Therefore those who are in the inmost degree are called celestial, those in the middle are called spiritual, and those in the ultimate degree are called either spiritual-natural or celestial-natural. The conjunction of those in the ultimate heaven with the Lord is signified by Benjamin. Concerning these three degrees of life in a man and in an angel, see Heaven and Hell (n. 33, 34, 38, 39, 208, 209, 211, 435). These are the reasons why Benjamin was the last born of the sons of Jacob.

(Odkazy: Genesis 35:16-19; Heaven and Hell 33-34, 38-39, Heaven and Hell 208-209, 211, 435)


[3] He was called the son of the right hand, because son signifies truth, and right hand the power of truth from good, and all power in the spiritual world is in truth from good in the natural man. In this resides all the power possessed by the spiritual man, because the efficient cause is in the spiritual man, and the effect in the Natural, and all the power of the efficient cause is brought into active operation by means of the effect. That all the power of the spiritual man is in the Natural, and [acts] by means of the Natural, may be seen in the Arcana Coelestia. (n. 9836). For this reason he was called Benjamin, that is, son of the right hand. And because Bethlehem has a similar signification, that is, truth conjoined to good in the natural man, therefore also David was born there and also anointed king (1 Sam. xvi. 1-14; xvii. 12). For David as a king represented the Lord as to truth from good, which is also signified by a king, as may be seen above (n. 29, 31, 205). And the Lord also was born in Bethlehem (Matt. ii. 1, 5, 6) because He was born King, and from His birth truth in Him was conjoined to good. For every infant is born natural, and the Natural is first opened because it is nearest to the external senses and the world, and with all men it is ignorant of truth and inclined to evil, but with the Lord alone the Natural hungered for good and desired truth. The ruling affection with man is from the father, for it is his soul, but with the Lord the affection or soul from the Father was the Divine Itself, which is the Divine Good of the Divine Love.

(Odkazy: 1 Samuel 16:1-14, 17:12; Arcana Coelestia 9836; Matthew 2:1, 2:5-6; The Apocalypse Explained 29, 31, 205)


[4] Because Benjamin and his tribe signify truth conjoined to good in the natural man, therefore his lot in the land of Canaan was between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph; and Jerusalem also, which was then inhabited by the Jebusite, fell to that tribe for an inheritance (Joshua xviii. 11-28); so that the sons of Benjamin dwelt there with the Jews, who afterwards occupied that city. The tribe of Benjamin was granted a lot between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph, because that tribe represented and thence signified the conjunction of good and truth; for Judah signifies the good of the church, and Joseph, the truth of the church. The reason why Jerusalem was given to that tribe was, that Jerusalem signified the church in regard to doctrine and worship, and all the doctrine of the church is the doctrine of truth conjoined to good, and all worship according to doctrine takes place by means of the natural man, for, as stated above, worship is an effect from the efficient cause in the spiritual man.

(Odkazy: Joshua 18:11-28)


[5] From these observations the signification of Benjamin in the following passages is evident.

In Jeremiah:

If ye hallow the sabbath "they shall come in from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountain, and from the south, bringing the burnt-offering, and the sacrifice, and the meat-offering, and frankincense" (xvii. 26).

The reason why such things are said to be the result of hallowing the sabbath is that the sabbath signified the union of the Divine and the Divine Human in the Lord, and in the respective sense (sensu respectivo), the conjunction of His Divine Human with heaven and the church; and in general the conjunction of good and truth, as may be seen in the Arcana Coelestia (n. 8495, 8510, 10,356, 10,367, 10,370, 10,374, 10,668, 10,730). The cities of Judah, the places about Jerusalem, and the land of Benjamin, signify truths conjoined to good in the natural man. The cities of Judah, signify the truths of good, the places about Jerusalem, the truths of doctrine in the natural man, and the land of Benjamin, their conjunction. For cities signify truths, and Judah signifies the good of the church; Jerusalem the doctrine of truth. The places round-about signify such things as are around, or beneath, which are the truths of good in the natural man; and the land of Benjamin signifies the church as to the conjunction of those things in the natural man. From the plain, from the mountain, and from the south, signifies good and truth in the natural man from a celestial and from a spiritual origin. The plain signifies good and truth in the natural man, because those who are in the ultimate heaven, and are called celestial-natural and spiritual-natural (of which above) dwell in plains or below mountains and hills. The mountain signifies those who are in celestial good, and the south, those who are in spiritual good, and therefore in the light of truth. To bring the burnt-offering and the sacrifice, and the meat-offering, and frankincense, signifies worship from celestial good and from spiritual good in the natural man. The burnt-offering signifies worship from celestial good, the sacrifice, worship from spiritual good; the meat-offering and frankincense signify good and the truth of good in the natural man. These are the things signified by the above words. For what other object could there be in saying that if they hallowed the sabbath they should come in from the cities of Judah, from the places about Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the plain, the mountain, and the south? Why not from the whole land of Canaan?

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 8495, 8510, Arcana Coelestia 10356, 10367, 10370, 10374, 10668, 10730; Jeremiah 17:26)


[6] Because these details signify such things as relate to heaven and the church, therefore similar things are also mentioned elsewhere in the same prophet:

"In the cities of the mountain, in the cities of the plain, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places round-about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that numbereth" (Jer. xxxiii. 13).

So again:

"They shall buy fields for money, and write it in a book, and cause witnesses to witness it in the land of Benjamin, and in the places round-about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountain, and in the cities of the plain, and in the cities of the south; because I will bring back their captivity, saith Jehovah" (Jer. xxxii. 44).

In these passages similar things are signified as above by the land of Benjamin, the places round-about Jerusalem, the cities of Judah, the mountain, the plain, and the south; therefore, Benjamin signifies the conjunction of truth and good in the natural man, and thus the conjunction of truth and good with those who are in the ultimate heaven.

(Odkazy: Jeremiah 32:8, 32:44, 33:13)


[7] In the same prophet:

"Assemble yourselves, ye sons of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem, and sound the trumpet, and upon the house of the vineyard kindle a fire, for evil looketh out of the north, and great destruction" (vi. 1).

The subject here treated of in the spiritual sense is the devastation of the church in regard to truth and good, because it is against Zion and Jerusalem, for Zion signifies the good of the church, and Jerusalem, its truth. And because the sons of Benjamin signify the conjunction of good and truth they are therefore commanded to assemble themselves out of the midst of Jerusalem, to blow the trumpet, and kindle a fire upon the house of the vineyard. To blow the trumpet, signifies combat against that church from truths which are from good. The house of the vineyard signifies that church itself, and to kindle a fire upon it, its destruction by evil loves. The north from which the evil looketh signifies the falsity of evil; and the great destruction signifies the dissipation of good and truth.

(Odkazy: Jeremiah 6:1)


[8] Again, in David:

"Give ear, O shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that sittest upon the cherubim, shine forth. Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up thy strength, and come to save us" (Psalm lxxx. 1, 2).

Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, do not mean Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, but those who are in natural truth and good, and in whom there is the conjunction of these. See above (n. 440:6), where this passage is explained.

(Odkazy: Psalms 80:1-2; The Apocalypse Explained 440)


[9] In the same:

"Bless ye God in the congregations; the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. There is little Benjamin their ruler, the princes of Judah, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali" (Psalm lxviii. 26, 27).

In these passages, neither Benjamin, nor the princes of Judah, Zebulun, and Naphtali, are meant, but those things pertaining to the church, which are signified by those tribes. Little Benjamin there signifies the innocence of the natural man. The innocence of the natural man consists in the conjunction of good and truth therein. This passage also is explained above (n. 439:5).

(Odkazy: Psalms 68:26-27; The Apocalypse Explained 439)


[10] In the blessing of the sons of Israel by Moses:

"And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of Jehovah, he shall dwell in safety by him; he shall cover him all the day long, dwelling between his shoulders" (Deut. xxxiii. 12).

Benjamin here signifies the Word in the ultimate sense, which is natural. For the Word is described in this blessing pronounced by Moses, and each tribe signifies some essential of it. And because in the ultimate sense of the Word, which is natural, there is the marriage of good and truth, as we have shown in many places, therefore he is called the beloved of Jehovah, and it is said "that he shall dwell in safety by him; he shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders."

(Odkazy: Deuteronomy 33:12)


[11] To dwell between the shoulders, denotes to dwell in security and in power. The signification of Benjamin in the prophecy of Israel the father concerning his sons (Gen. xlix. 27) is explained in the Arcana Coelestia (n. 6439-6444). Benjamin in that prophecy is the last spoken of, because he signifies the ultimate of heaven and of the church, the ultimate being the Natural in which truth is conjoined to good.

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 6439, Genesis 49:27)


[12] Because these things are signified by Benjamin, therefore the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin encamped in the wilderness about the tent of the congregation, on the west side (Num. ii. 18-24); and these three tribes signify all those who are in natural truth and good, and in the conjunction thereof. Ephraim signifies truth [in the natural man], Manasseh, good, as shown above, and Benjamin, the conjunction of these. The reason why they encamped on the west side, was, that in heaven, those dwell in the west and in the north, who are in the obscurity of good, and in the obscurity of truth, consequently those who are in natural good and truth; but those dwell in the east and in the south in heaven, who are in the lucidity of good and truth. Concerning this circumstance see the work on Heaven and Hell (n. 141-153).

(Odkazy: Heaven and Hell 141-153; Numbers 2:18-24)


[13] From what has been stated it is now evident that Benjamin, in the Word, signifies the conjunction of good and truth in the natural man, and conjunction with the Spiritual by means of good; for all that good which is good in the natural man flows in from the spiritual man, that is, by means of the spiritual man from the Lord. Without such influx good does not exist in the natural man. Therefore Benjamin also signifies the conjunction of the spiritual man with the natural, and Joseph, the conjunction of the celestial man with the spiritual.

(Odkazy: Revelation 7:8)

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Apocalypse Explained 446, 453, 625

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