天使とヤコブの闘い

2018年07月13日(金)一般教養 

私たちが人生を生きてゆくときには、時々小手先の技ではどうにもならない、わたくしたちの全人格で闘いをしなければいけない時があるものです。

皆さんは現在学校で英語、数学等々と各分野に分かれた勉強をしていると思いますが、皆さんが勉強をするときも常に自分の好奇心を全開して英語だとか数学だとかそんな枠を作らずに常に宇宙は一つと思って考える習慣を付けてください。

これから時々皆さんに、英語とも数学とも一般教養ともいえる問題を提起してゆきます。 今日はその第一回です。

 

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『天使とヤコブの闘い』から

皆さんはフランスのドラクロワという画家をご存知ですね。『民衆を率いる自由の女神』はきっとどこかで見たことがあると思います。 聖書の中に『天使とヤコブの闘い』というお話があって、ドラクロワはそのテーマでも絵を描いていて、パリのカルチエラタンにあるサン・シュルピスの教会の中にあります。

 

さて問題です。

  問題           

次の文は、この『天使とヤコブの闘い』のところを語った文章です。この中に現れる、he, him, が誰を示しているか当ててください。

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.


これは聖書の創世記にある一節です。

答えは下記のようになります。

 

【解答】

The same night he (Jacob) arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He (Jacob) took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he (Jacob) had. And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him (Jacob) until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he (God) did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he (Jacob) wrestled with him (God). Then he (God) said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” And he (God) said to him (Jacob) , “What is your name?” And he (Jacob) said, “Jacob.” Then he (God) said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he (God) said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him (Jacob). So Jacob called the name of the place Penuel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” The sun rose upon him (Jacob) as he (Jacob) passed Penuel, limping because of his (Jacob) hip. Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he (God) touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

 

どうですか、皆さん。できましたか?

 

興味がわいたららぜひ聖書も読破してみてください。




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