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新キリスト教の聖書研究プロジェクトは、聖書の力強い文字通りの意味だけでなく、内的で霊的な意味にも興味のある人々のための、オンライン情報センターです。 聖書には内的意味があるというのは昔からある考えです。イエスはそれを知り、それに言及しました。イエスは頻繁に、旧約聖書には文字通りの意味よりも深い意味が含まれていることを示しました。例えば、旧約聖書には、弟子達が理解できなかったご自身の人生について、多くの預言を含んでいたと彼らに話しました。 “モーセとすべての預言者から始まって、彼はすべての聖書の中で、自分自身に関することを彼らに説明しました。” (ルカ24:27) “彼は、聖書を理解できるように彼らの知性を開きました。 (ルカ24:45) イエスの時代の何世紀も前から、ユダヤ人の神学者は旧約聖書を研究していましたが、その“解説”を進めていました。ーーその内的意味を探っていました。“口頭の律法”は、キリスト教時代の2世紀まで、ミシュナーと呼ばれる形で書かれたものではありませんでしたが、おそらくモーセの時代にまでさかのぼります。キリスト教会では、解説はほぼキリストの時代にまで遡り、現在まで続いています。 このサイトの神学的基礎は、エマヌエル・スウェーデンボルグの1700年代の宗教作品に基づいています。スウェーデンボルグ自身は今日よく知られていませんが、彼の神学的著作の影響は広くて深いものです。 スウェーデンボルグは、とりわけ、創世記、出エジプト記、啓示の書または黙示録の詳細な解説を出版しました。。彼はまた、詩篇と預言書の内義を概説し、他の聖文の言葉を広く引用しました。 スウェーデンボルグはラテン語で書いていますが、彼の著作は多くの言語に翻訳されており、世界中の読者のためにここに集めたいと考えています。これまでのところ、主なデータベースには、現存する英語の翻訳、オリジナルのラテン語版、ポルトガル語、フランス語、スペイン語、スウェーデン語、ノルウェー語、ドイツ語、オランダ語、チェコ語、中国語、韓国語の翻訳があります。 待機しているページには、他の10言語のスウェーデンボルグの著作もPDF形式で提供しています。できるだけ早くメインデータベースにインポートしますが、現在はオンラインで、すぐに使えます。 また、主要言語のほとんどで聖書翻訳を集めているので、聖書読者には、み言葉を読んで勉強する為の安定した使いやすい場所であり、すぐに解説の内容に相互リンクできます。 現代の読者のために設計された、聖書の物語、詩、言葉を分かりやすい言葉で説明しているのは、私たちのプロジェクトの重要な部分の1つです。動画や概念を描く挿絵も加えました。 このプロジェクトは、この目的のために登録された非営利の501(c)3団体であるNew Christian Bible Study Corpによって引き継がれています。このサイトがあなたの霊的な旅に役立つことを願っています。 For a more detailed look at where we've been and where we're going, take a look at our project plan page.

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"Economy of the Animal Kingdom", from 1740-1741

May 16, 2022:

This work is another major scientific work of Swedenborg's that encompasses anatomy, philosophy and theology. It was published anonymously by Swedenborg in London and Amsterdam. The traditional English title's translation is misleading, since "de anima humana" means the human soul. In this work, Swedenborg is considering where and how the human soul has its "seat" in the human body, and how it operates (its economy). He considers first the heart and the circulatory system, and then the brain and the nervous system. One suggested translation for the title has been "Dynamics of the Soul's Domain". Here's a link to Clissold's English translation from the Latin (for logged-in users).


"Rational Psychology" from 1742 - Way ahead of its time!

May 12, 2022:

We've just processed and imported one of Swedenborg's later scientific works, "Pyschologia rationalis". He was well into his theological explorations, too, at this point in his career, looking for the seat of the human soul in the body. It's interesting to see what the state of the art was in Psychology at the time, and you get a sense of Swedenborg's growing conviction of the connections between the brain (and body), the soul, and spiritual realities. Here's a link (for logged-in users).


Czech Book: Genesis 7

May 7, 2022:

Here's the latest installment of Heger's Czech translation of Arcana Coelestia, where Swedenborg describes the inner meaning of the story of "Noah and the Ark". It's an ancient sacred story, packed with spiritual meaning. And, here it is in Czech!


Doctrine about the Lord, in Chinese

April 26, 2022:

What does the Bible tell us about the nature of the Lord? People have been thinking about this, and trying to understand it, for a very long time. In this short(ish) work, you'll find the New Christian teachings about it. And now, we've just added a 14th language - Chinese - to our collection of translations. Here is a link to it.


New: Bible Book Summaries

April 19, 2022:

We're starting to add Bible book summaries, so that people who are relatively new to the Bible can get a better bird's-eye view of it, and how it works. When you click on the Bible link, choose a translation, and then a book, you get a popup window with a choice of chapter numbers. Below the chapter buttons, there's now a "Book Summary" button (for the first 8 books so far -- more coming)!


The Deep Meaning of Luke's Gospel

April 8, 2022:

Here's commentary on the last two chapters of Luke's Gospel, from Ray and Star Silverman. This is really important truth for all of us. Here are the links to Luke 23 and Luke 24.


Here's Luke 22 commentary!

April 7, 2022:

Here's the very latest commentary from Ray and Star Silverman for Luke 22. This is perfect timing, as we come up to Palm Sunday and then Easter.


The Chinese translation team finishes "Secrets of Heaven"!

April 6, 2022:

We just posted the last piece of 属天的奥秘, or Secrets of Heaven, in Chinese. That means that more than a billion new people can now get deep insights into the inner meaning of the books of Genesis and Exodus, and by extension, the whole of the Word. It's a monumental achievement to make a new translation of this work; it takes 12 thick volumes in English. It's great work by the Chinese-speaking translation team. Here's a link to it on our site, all ready for action.


A Guide to the Psalms - Complete!

April 5, 2022:

One of our longstanding drives is to have good modern commentary for every chapter in the Word. That way, readers can read the literal text, and then have access to some thoughtful considerations about its deeper layers of meaning. This is a really important task, and we are deeply grateful to Rev. Julian Duckworth for his careful, inspiring, thought-provoking explanations of the Psalms. All 150 of them. Here's the last one, finished today!


Latin. Grammar.

March 31, 2022:

If those two words in close proximity don't strike fear into your heart, then... maybe you took Spanish in high school instead. Seriously... Swedenborg (like all the scholarly people in his day) wrote his theological works in Latin. They've been translated into many languages. Each translator has to wrestle with the best way to express Swedenborg's words and meaning. It helps if they can see the various places where Swedenborg uses a particular word or phrase. Many moons ago (what's 32 times 13?) some very smart New Christian Latinists and programmers got together and made a Latin grammar searching application called NeoSearch. Remember Hypercard? It started out as a Hypercard stack. Then it was built as a Mac application. After a couple of versions, it languished for a while. Then, in 2016, it was wrapped with a web front-end. Now, we've rebuilt it pretty thoroughly, and integrated it with the main body of Latin texts. It will be easier to maintain and extend, and it's sort of friendly-looking, so... maybe it will help with the Latin renaissance. Here's a link to it.


Apocalypsis Explicata. (That's Latin).

March 30, 2022:

Once upon a time, Emanuel Swedenborg sat down and wrote a 6-volume explanation of the Book of Revelation. He wrote in Latin, with a quill pen. Probably a lot of quill pens. The work was entitled "Apocalypsis Explicata".

Swedenborg was a great student of the Bible. He had recently published an even larger work, "Arcana Coelestia", in which he described the inner spiritual meanings of the Books of Genesis and Exodus. As Swedenborg was nearing the end of this new work, getting ready to explain Revelation chapter 20, he stopped. He left the work in manuscript. Later, he came back to this topic, and wrote and published a 2-volume work, "Apocalypsis Revelata". Years later, the manuscript of AE was typeset and published posthumously. We've had a version of this Latin text online for quite a while, but we hadn't yet linked up the references. Now we have. There are more than 14,000 Bible references! Here's a link to it.


Huge progress in Japanese!

February 28, 2022:

We just finished processing 7 more volumes of "Arcana Coelestia", or "天界の秘義" in Japanese. Many thanks to our good friends in the New Church of Japan and at Arcana Press for the permission to use this translation, and for their help in getting us up the learning curve in Japanese!



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