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Luke 24:13-35 : La strada per Emmaus

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13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass therein these days?

19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

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Explanation of Luke 24      

Da Rev. John Clowes M.A.

Verse 1. That the Lord's resurrection early in the morning involves in it the arising of a new Church, both in general and in particular, yea also in singular, thus that He rises again daily, yea every moment, in the minds of the regenerate.

Verses 2-4. On which occasion they who are in the affection of good and truth experience the removal of all false principles, so that Divine good and Divine truth are made manifest.

Verses 5-7. By which they are led into holy adoration, and are admonished that the Lord's Humanity was made Divine, when the hereditary principle received from the mother was separated by temptation combats.

Verses 8-12. They therefore communicate this truth to those, who had before been instructed concerning it, but as yet they cannot receive it.

Verse 12. Nevertheless they who are more principled in the doctrine of faith are led to make enquiry about it, and seeing that in the Lord all truth was made Divine Good, they are excited to adoration.

Verses 13-17. They too, who are in the doctrine of charity and faith united, reason together on the subject, and by their reasonings bring the Lord near to and present with them, though they do not know it.

Verses 17-27. By which nearness and presence they are finally instructed, that the Divine principle of the Lord led the Human principle into the most grievous temptations, and this even to the last of ability, that He might expel thence every thing that was merely human, until nothing remained but what was Divine.

Verse 27. And that all this was in agreement with what the Word teaches, since there is nothing written in theWord, which does not respect the Lord Himself, his kingdom and Church.

Verses 28-32. They therefore who are in the doctrine of charity and faith united are thus excited to cleave to the Lord with more earnest affection, by virtue of which affection they obtain conjunction with him, and by that conjunction are instructed in the good and truth of faith, by which the Lord makes himself manifest.

Verses 32-36. On which occasion, recollecting the warmth of heavenly love which has been inspired by the Lord's presence, they testify the doctrine of the Lord's glorification to those, who had before received the doctrine of good and truth.

Verses 36-44. So that these latter also are made sensible of the Lord's presence, which is attended with alarm and perplexity, until they are instructed, that the Lord made the very corporeal principle in Himself Divine, both as to its sensual and recipient principles.

Verse 44. And that this was in agreement with the Word throughout, since the things contained in the internal sense are all written of Him, for hence is the sanctity of the Word.

Verses 45-47. Their understandings thus become enlightened by the light of Divine Truth, which teaches, that the Lord by temptation-combats subdued the hells, and glorified His Humanity, and that all obtain remission of sins, who do the work of repentance and believe in Him.

Verses 48-49. They are therefore ordained to testify these things, as soon as the light of Divine Truth in their minds becomes conjoined with the love of Divine Good.

Verses 50-53. For which purpose they receive Divine benediction, and by that benediction are convinced of the glorification of the Lord's Humanity, through its oneness with Divinity, and that this glorified Humanity is the only proper object of worship, because it is the only source of all good and truth in the Church.

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Spiegazioni o riferimenti:

Arcana Coelestia 1540, 2816, 3863, 4735, 4859, 5045, 5405, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 662

Divine Providence 114, 280

Doctrine of the Lord 11, 13, 35

True Christian Religion 128, 262, 777

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 286, 294

Riferimenti da opere inedite di Swedenborg:

Apocalypse Explained 340, 443, 617, 677, 806, 820, 937

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To "answer" generally indicates a state of spiritual receptivity. Ultimately this means being receptive to the Lord, who is constantly trying to pour true ideas...

'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.

'Sayings' denotes persuasion. 'Sayings,' when related to Jehovah, signify informing or instructing.

chief priests
'The chief priests and scribes,' as in Matthew 20:18, signify the adulterations of good and the falsifications of truth.

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Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

The body (Matt. 6:22), signifies the man (homo). "His body shall not remain all night upon the tree" (Deut. 21:23), signifies lest it should be...

The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

"Angels" in the Bible represent qualities of the Lord himself, or a variety of things that come directly from the Lord. On a lower level...

The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

The meaning of "believe" in the Bible is pretty straightforward, but runs deeper than what appears on the surface. When in the Old Testament people...

Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

Christ is one of the names of the Lord. It derives from Greek, and means "the anointed one," a King or Messiah. Christ as King...

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The idea of a “loaf” in the Bible is very closely tied to the idea of “bread,” and is often used to mean bread: Jesus...

To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.

The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

In John 14:6, 'the way is doctrine,' 'the truth' is every thing pertaining to doctrine, and 'the life' is the essential good which is the...

It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

rose up
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Sulla strada per Emmaus      

Da Joe David (machine translated into italiano)

Lelio Orsi's painting, Camino de Emaús, is in the National Gallery in London, England.

C'è qualcosa in ogni Vangelo che parla di un'apparizione di Gesù ai suoi discepoli dopo la domenica mattina, quando hanno trovato il sepolcro vuoto. Per esempio, vedi Matteo 28:16-20; Marco 16:14-19; Luca 24:13-33; Giovanni 20:19-31e Giovanni 21.

In Luca, c'è la storia di due discepoli che camminano da Gerusalemme al villaggio di Emmaus, una passeggiata di circa sette miglia. Poco dopo aver lasciato la città vengono avvicinati da un altro viaggiatore che ha notato i loro volti tormentati e parla seriamente e chiede loro cosa li tormenta. Camminando insieme, chiedono allo straniero: "Non avete sentito dei problemi di Gerusalemme, come il profeta della Galilea, che speravamo fosse colui che avrebbe salvato Israele, è stato abbandonato per essere crocifisso? E strano a dirsi, quando alcune delle donne, il terzo giorno, andarono ad ungere il suo corpo, videro degli angeli che dicevano loro che non era lì, ma che era risorto dai morti".

Sentendo questo, il viandante li rimprovera perché non credono, e dice: "Non vedete che Cristo ha dovuto soffrire queste cose ed entrare nella sua gloria? Lo straniero racconta poi ai due discepoli molte cose che riguardano Gesù, dai libri di Mosè e dei profeti, nell'Antico Testamento. I due discepoli ascoltano con stupore, ma non riconoscono lo straniero. A lungo arrivano ad Emmaus. Lo straniero sembra voler proseguire quando i due si fermano, ma lo supplicano di fermarsi anche lui, perché si sta facendo tardi, e vogliono saperne di più. Così si si siedono tutti a condividere il pasto serale, e quando lo straniero prende la pagnotta e la spezza e ne dà loro dei pezzi, i loro occhi si aprono e lo riconoscono, ed Egli scompare.

Si può immaginare lo stupore sbalordito che è venuto su entrambi, quando si sono resi conto che questo era Gesù. Sapevano che era stato crocifisso, eppure aveva camminato e parlato con loro per diverse ore. Le donne avevano ragione! Gli angeli avevano ragione! Era vivo!

La Nuova Chiesa crede che ci siano significati interni a tutte le storie della Parola del Signore, alle sacre scritture, e che questo significato interno, all'interno delle storie letterali su Abramo, Isacco e Giacobbe, Giosuè, Samuele, Davide e gli altri, e tutti i detti dei profeti da Isaia a Malachia, e i quattro Vangeli... questo significato è ciò che rende la Parola santa.

Cosa possiamo vedere in questa storia? Ebbene, quel significato interno in "Mosè e i profeti" è la storia della vita di Gesù nel mondo, dalla sua nascita a Betlemme attraverso tutti i suoi anni di crescita fino alla sua "morte" e poi alla sua resurrezione. Perché Gesù lo sapeva, e certamente aveva letto le Scritture e le aveva comprese internamente, sapeva da molto tempo come si sarebbe chiusa la sua vita terrena, e che era necessario che si chiudesse come era stato "scritto", per salvare il genere umano. Così raccontò ai due discepoli questa storia mentre camminavano verso Emmaus.

Per saperne di più su quella passeggiata... Nella Parola, ogni accenno al camminare si riferisce in realtà al modo in cui viviamo la nostra vita di giorno in giorno. In molte storie della Parola, si dice che qualcuno ha camminato con Dio. Si dice che dovremmo camminare sulle sue vie e che dovremmo percorrere il sentiero dritto e stretto.

Anche in questa storia ci viene detto che si trattava di un viaggio di sessanta stadi (in greco originale). Sessanta (o altri multipli di "sei") rappresentano il lavoro di tutta una vita di rifiuto delle tentazioni che vengono dal nostro innato egoismo. Apocalisse Spiegata 648. Quindi, questo viaggio verso Emmaus significa il viaggio della nostra vita - come una persona che cerca di seguire gli insegnamenti del Signore e di diventare un angelo.

La destinazione era Emmaus. Nella Parola ogni città rappresenta una dottrina, un insieme organizzato di verità che abbiamo messo in ordine per poter vivere secondo le nostre regole di vita. Vedi Arcana Coelestia 402. Non sono necessariamente buone, come per Gerusalemme o Betlemme, ma possono anche essere dottrine malvagie, come Sodoma o Babilonia. Il mio dizionario mi dice che il nome Emmaus significa "sorgenti termali". Un altro significato universale nella Parola è che l'acqua significa verità nei suoi usi benefici, ma può anche significare verità distorta nella falsità da chi si trova all'inferno, in senso opposto. Vedi, per esempio, Arcana Coelestia 790. Pensate ai pozzi che Abramo scavò, o alle acque che Gesù promise alla donna di Samaria mentre parlavano al pozzo di Giacobbe, o al fiume puro d'acqua che sgorgava da sotto il trono nella Nuova Gerusalemme nel libro dell'Apocalisse. Nel suo senso converso, dove l'acqua è distruttiva, si pensi al diluvio che distrusse tutti tranne Noè e la sua famiglia, o al Mar Rosso che dovette essere diviso perché i figli di Israele potessero attraversare. Le sorgenti rappresentate da Emmaus erano verità sacre che sgorgavano dalla Parola per noi da usare. E queste sono sorgenti calde, e il calore significa amore. Ecco la nostra destinazione, dove la verità e l'amore insieme sgorgano per noi da usare, in un flusso continuo dal Signore.

Questo semplice aneddoto sui discepoli che incontrano il Signore sulla via di Emmaus non è solo una storia sulla risurrezione di Gesù con un corpo spirituale. È anche una storia di come dovremmo vivere la nostra vita. Possiamo viaggiare verso il cielo, ascoltare il Signore, camminare con lui, e alla fine Egli spezzerà il pane e cenerà con noi.