Ezequiel 48:20

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20 Todo el apartado de veinticinco mil cañas por veinticinco mil en cuadro, apartaréis por suerte para el santuario, y para la posesión de la ciudad.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 171

Další odkazy Swedenborga k tomuto verši:

Arcana Coelestia 3858

Apocalypse Revealed 342, 349

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 431, 433

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Arcana Coelestia # 6283

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6283. 'And in them will my name be called' means that in them the essential nature of the good of spiritual truth from the natural will be present. This is clear from the meaning of 'one's name being called in another' as the essential nature of one in the other, dealt with in 1754, 1896, 2009, 3421; and from the representation of 'Israel' as the good of spiritual truth from the natural, dealt with above in 6277. And since they had within them Israel's essential nature they were accepted among the rest of Jacob's sons and became tribes, one the tribe of Manasseh, the other the tribe of Ephraim. Along with the rest - though excluding the tribe of Levi because it became the priesthood - they made up the twelve tribes when inheritances were allotted to them, as described in Joshua and also Ezekiel 48.

(Odkazy: Genesis 48:16)

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Joseph, Jacob’s eleventh son, is one of the favorite characters in the Bible, with his troubles, his triumphs over them, and his constant trust in the Lord. His birth in the land of Padan Aram is mentioned in Genesis 30, but his story really begins in chapter 37 when he is 17. Jacob gives him a coat of many colors, which makes his brother's jealous. More, he earns enmity and envy from his brothers by telling of his dreams.

Joseph's story is a series of ups and downs, from being his father's favorite to being sold as a slave by his vengeful older brothers: to being in Potiphar’s high favor to being cast into prison caused by the false testimony of Potiphar’s wife. He again rises to the favor of the governor of the prison, and then to the favor of Pharoah and being second in the land of Egypt. Finally he is reconciled with his brothers, is reunited with his family, and brings them all down to Egypt where there is food in plenty.

The highest meaning of Joseph is the Lord during a part of His life as Jesus, and representatively part of the life of any regenerating person of the spiritual church, and in the historic sense the ancient church, apparently not as it was in Joseph's time, but as it might have been had it stayed true to its roots.

Joseph's travels are similar to those of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They all leave the land of Canaan and journey to Egypt or Gerar or Padan Aram. In each case there was some misunderstanding and worry, but also in each case they returned to the land of Canaan much enriched. Canaan represents heaven or heavenly states. Egypt represents external knowledge and science, Gerar represents knowledges of faith, and Aram knowledges of truth and good but now tainted by idolatry. In all cases those journeys mean the gaining of knowledge, not the living of it. It’s a little like going off to school and then coming home and digesting what has been learned, with sometimes having a hard time breaking away. The Writings give us many details of these states but not a timetable of when in life they come about, though these states are all before adulthood.

Joseph represents the state of knowing truths and using them to do good, or useful services. This is phrased in many of the attached references as the celestial of the spiritual, or the good of truth, which is the good that is done because we know truths that are our guides to life. The word celestial always refers to things of the will - loves that cause action; and spiritual to things of the understanding - know-how that shows how to do what is desired.

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 3969, 4607, 4669, 4682, 4741, 4988, 5036, 5094, 5249, 5316, 5876, 5890, 5974, 5975, 6275, Genesis 30:24, 30:25)