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Luke 24:13-35 : De weg naar Emmaüs

        

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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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From Swedenborg's Works

Toelichting(en) of referenties van Swedenborgs werken:

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


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

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

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Op weg naar Emmaüs      

By Joe David (machine translated into Nederlands)

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

Er staat iets in elk Evangelie over een verschijning van Jezus aan Zijn discipelen na de zondagochtend toen ze het graf leeg vonden. Zie bijvoorbeeld Mattheüs 28:16-20; Marcus 16:14-19; Lucas 24:13-33; Johannes 20:19-31en Johannes 21.

In Lucas is er een verhaal van twee discipelen die van Jeruzalem naar het dorp Emmaüs lopen, een wandeling van ongeveer zeven mijl. Kort nadat ze de stad hebben verlaten worden ze benaderd door een andere reiziger die hun onrustige gezichten en serieuze praatjes heeft opgemerkt en hen vraagt wat hen dwarszit. Als ze samen lopen, vragen ze de vreemdeling: "Heb je niet gehoord van de problemen in Jeruzalem, hoe de profeet uit Galilea, waarvan we hoopten dat hij degene zou zijn die Israël zou redden, werd opgegeven om gekruisigd te worden? En vreemd om te zeggen, toen sommige vrouwen op de derde dag zijn lichaam gingen zalven, zagen ze engelen die hen vertelden dat hij er niet was, maar uit de dood was opgestaan".

Als hij dit hoort, berispt de reiziger hen omdat ze niet geloven, en zegt hij: "Ziet u niet dat Christus deze dingen moest ondergaan en in zijn glorie moest treden? De vreemdeling vertelt de twee discipelen dan veel dingen over Jezus, uit de boeken van Mozes en de profeten, in het Oude Testament. De twee discipelen luisteren met ontzag, maar herkennen de vreemdeling niet. Ze komen uitvoerig aan bij Emmaüs. De vreemdeling lijkt verder te willen gaan als de twee stoppen, maar ze smeken hem ook te stoppen, want het wordt laat op de dag, en ze willen meer horen. Dus gaan ze allemaal zitten om het avondeten te delen, en als de vreemdeling het brood opneemt en breekt en hen stukken geeft, worden hun ogen geopend en herkennen ze hem, en verdwijnt hij.

Men kan zich het verbijsterde ontzag voorstellen dat over hen beiden heen kwam toen ze zich realiseerden dat dit Jezus was. Ze wisten dat Hij gekruisigd was en toch had Hij enkele uren met hen gewandeld en gepraat. De vrouwen hadden gelijk! De engelen hadden gelijk! Hij leefde nog!

De Nieuwe Kerk gelooft dat er interne betekenissen zijn voor alle verhalen in het Woord van de Heer, de heilige Schriften, en dat deze interne betekenis, binnen de letterlijke verhalen over Abraham, Isaak, en Jakob, Jozua, Samuël, David, en de rest, en alle uitspraken van de profeten van Jesaja tot Maleachi, en de vier evangeliën... deze betekenis is wat het Woord heilig maakt.

Dus wat zien we hier in dit verhaal? Wel, die innerlijke betekenis in "Mozes en de profeten" is het verhaal van Jezus' leven in de wereld, vanaf Zijn geboorte in Bethlehem tot aan Zijn "dood" en daarna Zijn opstanding. Omdat Jezus dat wist, en zeker de Schrift had gelezen en ze van binnenuit had begrepen, wist Hij lange tijd hoe Zijn aardse leven zou sluiten, en dat het nodig was om het te sluiten zoals "geschreven" was, om het menselijk ras te redden. Dus vertelde Hij de twee discipelen dat verhaal terwijl ze naar Emmaüs liepen.

Meer over die wandeling... In het Woord verwijst elke vermelding van wandelen echt naar hoe we ons leven van dag tot dag beleven. In veel verhalen van het Woord wordt gezegd dat iemand met God heeft gewandeld. Er wordt gezegd dat we op Zijn wegen moeten wandelen en dat we het rechte en smalle pad moeten bewandelen.

Ook in dit verhaal wordt ons verteld dat dit een reis was van zestig stadions (in het originele Grieks). Zestig (of andere veelvouden van "zes") vertegenwoordigt het levenslange werk van het verwerpen van de verleidingen die voortkomen uit ons aangeboren egoïsme. Apocalyps Verklaard 648. Deze reis naar Emmaüs betekent dus de reis van ons leven - als een persoon die de leer van de Heer probeert te volgen en een engel te worden.

De bestemming was Emmaüs. In het Woord staat elke stad voor een doctrine, een georganiseerde set van waarheden die we op orde hebben gebracht zodat we volgens hen kunnen leven -- onze regels van het leven. Zie Hemelse Verborgenheden 402. Ze zijn niet noodzakelijkerwijs goed, zoals bij Jeruzalem of Bethlehem, maar kunnen ook kwaadaardige doctrines zijn, bijvoorbeeld Sodom of Babylon. Mijn woordenboek vertelt me dat de naam Emmaüs "warmwaterbronnen" betekent. Een andere universele betekenis in het Woord is dat water de waarheid in zijn heilzame werking betekent, maar ook de waarheid die door de mensen in de hel in valsheid wordt gebracht, in tegengestelde zin kan betekenen. Zie bijvoorbeeld, Hemelse Verborgenheden 790. Denk aan de putten die Abraham heeft gegraven, of het water dat Jezus aan de vrouw van Samaria heeft beloofd toen ze bij de put van Jakob sprak, of de zuivere rivier van water die onder de troon in het Nieuwe Jeruzalem uitstroomt in het boek Openbaring. In de omgekeerde zin, waar water destructief is, denk aan de vloed die alles verwoestte behalve Noach en zijn familie, of de Rode Zee die moest worden gescheiden zodat de kinderen van Israël konden oversteken. De bronnen die door Emmaüs werden voorgesteld, waren heilige waarheden die uit het Woord voor ons opborrelen. En dit zijn hete bronnen, en hitte betekent liefde. Dus dat is onze bestemming, waar waarheid en liefde samen uitstromen om te gebruiken, in een voortdurende stroom van de Heer.

Deze eenvoudige kleine anekdote over de discipelen die de Heer ontmoeten op de weg naar Emmaüs is niet alleen een verhaal over de opstanding van Jezus met een geestelijk lichaam. Het is ook een verhaal over hoe we ons leven zouden moeten leiden. We kunnen naar de hemel reizen, naar de Heer luisteren, met Hem in de weg lopen, en aan het eind zal Hij brood breken en met ons eten.


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