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JULY 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:07

THE FAMILY OF ISAAC
bnkvlmns IpSpw_w

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]
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IpSpw_w ]ckv]c hnizmknsbpw Bgtadnb _ԧfpsSbpw thZnbmsWXn\p kwiban. Fm Imcyfnepw Fm cwKfnepw \s kwcnphm {]m]vXamIp GI kmaqlnI LSIw IpSpw_amsWpw \apv Adnbmw. apey hfcpIbpw hfpIbpw sNp Hcp hfptI{w IqSnbmWv IpSpw_w. kvt\lw, hmeyw, IcpW, ]ckv]c klIcWw, HuZmcyw apXemb Fm aqeyfpw hfcphm CSbmIp kmlNcyw IpSp_amWv. IpSp_n e`nmsXmpw kaqln\ntm atsXpnepw Source \ntm \app e`yamIpn. Fm Cs Imebfhn \psS IpSpw_fn\npw [moIXbpsSbpw aqeyt_m[nsbqw ASnm\ \ambnsmncnpp.

hfsc tJZtmsS am{Xsa B\pImenI IpSpw_PohnXs hnebncpphm \app km[nbpq. Cv BVw`cnsbpw B`mSnsbpw `uXoI karnbpsSbpw Hs thentbw BymnI aqeysf \sSpnbncnpp. Cu ]menemWv ss__nfnse Nne IpSp_sfn \mw NnnpXv. Cu teJ\n \psS {ibvp hnjbo`hnnphm B{KlnpXv bnklmns IpSpw_spdnmWv. Dn]pkvXIw Ccp]n\mep apX Dcp]ntbgp hscbp AymbfnemWv bnklmns\nbpw bnklmns IpSpw_PohnXsnbpw a\nemphm \app km[npXv.

A{_lmw, bnklmp, bmtm_v Fn tKm{X]nXmmsn Nnnptm GI]Xv\n{hXw ]cn]men GI hynbmWv bnklmv. bnklmv F hmns Aw Nncn FmWv. hybmbncp kmdmbnv hmIyn ]p{X\pmIpsav tItm Dmb NncnbmWv bnklmv F t]cn\v \nZm\ambnpXv. B IpSpw_ntep {inm \app ]n]phm\p ]eXpw B IpSpw_nepv. ]nXphm\p ]eXpw Dv FpwIqSn \mw AdnncntXpv.

BZyambn \psS {ibnsSpXv bnklmns hnhmln\p app B ImeLamWv. bnklmns PohnXnse Hcp Imesav \app CXns\ hntijnnmw. ssiihn ]nXmhns CwKnXn\p ]qamb A\pkcWtbmsS Ign Hcp _meIs\bmWv \mw ImWpXv. tamdnbmaebn _enbnphm\mbn t]mIptm bmsXmcp FXnpw IqSmsX Xs ]nXmhns BIġv ]q A\pkctmsS bnklmv hn\bsp Fp \mw ImWpp. Xs amXmhmb kmdmbpsS acWw bnklmns PohnXnse henb Hcp BLmXambncpp. ImcWw amXmhns kwcWbpw hmeyhpsams [mcmfambn bnklmv A\p`hnncpp. AXpsImv amXmhns acWw bnklmns PohnXs ]nSnpep Fv F\np tXmntmIpp.

GXmv \mXp hbphsc bnklmv hnhmlsn Nnnncpn. Fm Amesmpw Hcp A]Ykmcw sNpXnt\m GsXnepw hgnhn {]h\fn CSs]SpXnt\m apXnXmbn \mw hmbnpn. Fm Xs bphXzn km\ncX\mbn hfsc \njvTtbmSpIqSn [ym\nepw BymnI Imcyfnepw hfsc \njvIjX ]menncpp FXv \app amXrIbmtI Hcp kwKXnbmWv. {]tXyInv Cp bphXobphmm CXv amXrIbmtXmWv. hnhmln\papp ImeLw a\kwba\tmSpw \njvTtbmSpwIqSn Pohnt Hcp ImeLamWv. Fm bmsXmcp \nb{WhpanmsX btYw Ibdqcnhn Hcp A\p`hn \SphcpsS IpSpw_PohnXw kpKaambn ]cnWanphm Ffpa. KXIme PohnXns Aipamb kvacWIfpw ]cnNbfpw hnhml PohnXnepw ISphcpw. AXp ]etmgpw A]kzc krnpw. ]e IpSpw_fpsSbpw Denen\p ImcWhpw AXp XsbmWv. AXpsImv bnklmns PohnXw \s HmsSppXv hnhmln\p app PohnXw a\kwba\tmSpw {itbmSpw \mw IgnpIqSWsaXmWv.

bnkvlmv {]m\bp Hcp bphmhmbncpp. Atlsn \mw hmbnpXv C{]ImcamWv: "sshIptcp bnkvlmv [ym\nm shfn{tZip t]mbncpp; Ah Xes]mn t\mn HI hcpXp Ip;' (Dev]n 24:63) F{Xam{Xw t{ijvTambXpw A`n\\obambXpw Bb Hcp PohnXssienbmWv bnklmn \mw ImWpXv. i_vZmbabamb Acon \nsmsbpw thdnv {]imamb Hcp Acon thdnncpv ssZhhpambn kwkw sNphm\pw Iqmbva ]pephm\pap Cu bphmhns ]cn{iaw Xs BoIXbpsS Hcp henb sXfnhmbnmWv Rm ImWpXv. A{]Imcap {]m\mPohnXw bnklmns Hcp khntijXbmWv.

hnhmln\ptijw Ccp]Xp hjtmfw Ahv afnmbncpp. B kabnepw Atlw {]m\bvp apSw hcpnbncpn FmWv \mw a\nempXv. "Xsd `mcy anbmbncpXpsImp bnkvlmv Ahġpthn btlmhtbmSp {]mnp; btlmh Ahsd {]m\tIp; Ahsd `mcy dns_m K`w [cnp;' (Dev]n 25:21) A{]Imcw \ncmimabamb Hcp A\p`hnepw Xs {]m\m PohnXn\p Hcp Denepw XmsX XpSpsImncpp FXp henb Hcp A\p`hamWv. A{]Imcap {]m\m kz`mhw hnhmln\pappw hnhmln\ptijhpw, Xs ktmjnepw km]nepw, karnbnepw \ncmibnepw bnkvlmns PohnXn AenptNncpp.

A{]Imcw Bob A\p`hfn XovWXbpmbncp bnkvlmv t_i_bn hp Xmanptm btlmhbmb ssZhw Ah\p {]Xy\mbn. ssZhtmSv \nccamb _w ]pepIbpw btlmhbpsS kJnXzw \nhnLv\w ]pepIbpw sNphmWv btlmhm {]Xy\mIpIbpw AcpfmSpI \IpIbpw sNpXv. Rm \ns ]nXmhmb A{_lmans ssZhamWv; Rm \ns A\p{Klnncnpp Fv {]Xyambn ssZhns i_vZw tIġphm `mKyapmIpI FXv a\pjy PohnXn e`np Hcp Akpe` `mKyamWv. Ahs kXnsb A\p{Klnpw F hmKvZm\hpw AhnsS shmWv bnklmn\p e`npXv.

kwba\tmSpw \njvTtbmSpwIqSnbp Hcpw \psS hnhmlPohnXs [\yamphm \s {]m]vXcmpp. X\np Cwt]mse kzbambn Hcp `mcysb XncsSpphm bnklmv apXncpn. Xs ]nXmhmb A{_lmamWv Amcynepw apssI FSppXv. an{ihnhmlnqSn DmImhp {]iv\sf a\nemnsmv kztZinbmb Hcp I\yIsb Xs aI\p `mcybmphm A{_lmw B{Klnncpn. AXpsImp Xs ]nXrtZip\npw kzPmXnbnepw Ipenepap Hcp I\yIsb Isphm Xs hnizkvX `rXy\mb Gebmksd Atlw Abpp. Gebmk Xs bPam\s ZuXy\nlWn\mbn, ]v HIfpw AXn\pthnbncnp km[\kma{KnIfpw, As\ Fm HcptmSpw IqSn lmcm\ntep ]pdsp. A{_lmans ktlmZc\mb \mtlmcns aI saYpthens InWn\cnsI Fn. Xs bPam\s aI\v tbmKybmb Hcp I\yIsb ImWnp XtcWta Fp Genbmkdns {]m\ ^enXpt]mse saYpthens aIfmb kpcnbmb dns_msb ImWpIbpw Ah HIġv shwtImcn sImSppIbpw hon sImpt]mbn kcnpIbpw hnhmlw DdnpIbpw AhtcmsSmv t]mIm XmdmIpIbpw sNbvX Imcy \apdnhpXmWv. AXntep ZoLambn ISphm Rm B{Klnpn.

Genbmkdns IqsS A{_lmans `h\ntep hv IpSpw_PohnXw XpSp dns_msbbmWv \mw ]noSv ImWpXv. A{]Imcw bnklmnt\mSpIqsS PohnptmgmWv AhcpsS PohnXn henb Hcp ZpxJapmIpXv. Ccp]Xp hjmew Ahp Ipp P\nn. hy BtWm Fpt]mepw Ahp tXmntmbn. As ]mccya\pkcnv {]khnm kv{Xo kaqln\p apn i]nshfmWv. B Ipt_m[n `mcym`mm cpt]cpw ssZhtmSv Ip\otcmsS {]mnp A\p`hamWv \mw ImWpXv. CmsWn kt\mmZ\n\v ]e B[p\nI amfpw Dv. Fm bnklmnsbpw dns_mbpsSbpw PohnXn GI amta Dmbncppp. btlmhtbmSp {]m\. btlmh Ahsd {]m\tIp; Ahsd `mcy dns_m K`w [cnp; Ahġp {]khImew XnItm Cc]nffI AhfpsS K`n Dmbncpp; K`n shpXs Cu CcI IelnncpXpsImv dnt_ AkzkvXbmbnop. Hmah Nphh\mbn ]pdphp, ta apgph\pw tcmaw sImpff hkv{Xwt]mse Ccpp; Ah\p Gimhv Fp t]cnp; ]ns Ahsd ktlmZc ]pdphp; Ahsd ssI Gimhnsd IpXnIm ]nSnncpp; Ah\p bmtm_v Fp t]cnp.

C\n \app B IpSpw_contep Hp ItmSnmw. ChnsSbmWv A\mimkyamb Hcnepw ]n]phm ]mSnm, ]nXtXmb Hcp {]hWX B IpSpw_n \mw ImWpXv. cp atfmSpw ]]mX]camb Hcp kao]\amWv A\pw Abpw kzoIcnncpXv. A\v IqSpX kvt\lw aq aI\mb tbimhnt\mSmbncpp. \mbmpImc\mb tbimhv shfn{tZip\npw sImphncp Cdnbn bnkvlmp cpNn ]nSnncpp. Fm Abvp IqSpX kvt\lw Cfb aI\mb bmtm_nt\mSmbncpp. Cu cp afpsSbpw sshcn\p {][m\amb ImcWw amXm]nXmfpsS ]w ]nSnp s]cpamambncpp Fv \app ImWphm km[npw. AXp ]noSv i{XpX ]penb cp PmXnIfmbnocphm\p ImcWns XpShpw CXpXs Bbncpp. AXpsImv atfmSv ]]mX]camb kao]\w ]mSn FXmWv Cu IpSpw_w \s ]TnnpXv. asf hfpXnembmepw, AhcpsS hnZym`ymk Imcyfnembmepw amXm]nXmġp Hcpanp Hcp Xocpam\apmbncnWw.

AhcpsS hnZym`ymks kw_nmbmepw inW \S]SnIsfpdnmbmepw atsXmcp Imcyambmepw Hcpanp Hcp Xocpam\amsX Hcm HcmfpsS ]hpw asbm asmcmfpsS ]hpw tNv ]]mX]camb kao]\w hcpnbm AXv Zqchym]Iamb `hnypI hcpnshbvpIbpw B a sXntmIphm\pw A_ hcpnshbvphm\pw ImcWamtbpsap \mw a\nemtXpv. \psS ssIn Ap hncepI Dv Apw Ap hn[nemWv Hpw Hcpt]mseb. Hp \oXv, Hp IpdnbXv, Hp hapXv, Hp saenXv. Fm Fm hncepIsfbpw \mw Hpt]mse ImWpp. Cp \psS IpSpw_fn A[nIw afn; AXp Hpw cpambnsms Ipdnpv. Fm Fm asfbpw Hcpt]mse ImWphm\pw sFIyXbp Xocpam\fnqSn Ahsc hfphm\pw \mw {intXv AXymt]nXamWv.

hr\mb ]nXmhns AXsb NqjWw sNphm\pw NXnhn A\p{Klw {]m]nm\pw ChnsS Iuiew {]tbmKnpXv AbmWv. hfsc IpnXamb Hcp {]hnbmWv B A sNbvXsXp \app a\nemphm km[npw. Hcmġp am{Xta A\p{Klapp; asbmġp A\p{Klan Fp As ]]mX]camb \ne]mSpw \mw AhnsS ImWppv.

F\ndnbp ]e amXm]nXmfpsSbpw \ne]mSpI Rm Hmpt]mIbmWv. Nnep BatfmSv {]tXyIamb Xmcyapv. adnv s]atfmSv IqSpX hmeyw Imp Nne amXm]nXmfpapv. aqaIt\mSpam{Xw ]]mX]cambn IqSpX Xmcyw ImWnp Nne amXm]nXm Dv. Nne Cfb aIt\mtSm aItfmtSm IqSpX hmyerw ImWnpp. Cs\ ]e amXm]nXmfpw AhcpsS A{isImtm kzm]camb NnsImtm atfmSp ]]mX]camb s]cpamn hcpnshbvp hogvN hym]IamWv Fp ]dbphmXncnphm \nhrnbn.

amXm]nXmfpsS ]]mX]camb Cu kao]\w sImv Cu IpSpw_w A\ntep hoWpt]mIpXmbnmWv \mw ImWpXv. Iuien As A\p{Klw XnsbSptijw bmtm_n\v kz\mn \nm Hm Hcp nXnhntijamWv DmbXv. tPjvT\pambn sshcynembn. tPjvTs\ t\cnSm\p ss[cyanmsX bmtm_n\v \mSphntSnhp. Ccp]Xp hjmew bmtm_n\v ]ctZihmkw sNtnhp. XncnphtXm Xs ktlmZcs\ hnp F henb Ipt_m[nembncpp. Fm ]noSv cayXbnembn IpSpw_ntep XncnphcpXmbpw \mw ImWppv.

Npcpn, bnkvlmns IpSpw_n\npw amXrIbmtXmb ]e Imcyfpw ]cnXyPntXmb Nne ]cmPb A\p`hfpamWv \psS Nnbvp hnjbo`hnnXv. HmaXv \mw IXv Premarital life and preparation for marriage hnhmln\p PohnXw {]m\bpsSbpw a\kwba\nsbpw kqvaXbptSXpamb Hcp kabambn \mw IcpXpn Fn AXp \psS IpSpw_PohnXnse AkzkvXXbvp ImcWamtbmw. cmaXmbn IpSpw_PohnXn \app ]e {]iv\fpw XcWw sNtXmbn htmw. Nnep afnmbncnmw. Nnep ap Nne {]iv\fmbncnmw. Acw Lfnsems {]m\bnqSn \psS {]iv\sfbpw {]bmksfbpw A`napJoIcnphm \apv IgnbWw. \psS B{Klġpw A`nemjġpw hn]coXambnmbncnmw Imcy \opXv. {]m\bnpSn ]cnlmcw Isnb Hcp IpSpw_ambncpp bnkvlmntXv. Fm sXp]ntmbXv hmIynembncpp. AXp AhcpsS PohnXnepw ]nmev afpsS PohnXnepw hn\bmbn `hnp. B sXmb kao]\w Hcp Xeapdbn am{Xw HXpn\npn Fpw \mw a\nempp.

]nXeapdbn bmtm_v Xs atfmSv ]]mX]cambn s]cpamdn Fpw \mw ImWpp. Xs sNdpn Innb Nnbpw ]cnioe\hpw BWv ASp Xeapdbnepw kzm[o\w sNeppsXv \mw a\nemWw. bmtm_v Cfb aI\mb tbmk^nt\mSv IqSpX kvt\lw ImWnXpw, AXv ktlmZcmcpsS Akqbbvpw sshcn\pw hntZzjn\pw ImcWambXpw Fmw Xs amXm]nXmfn \npw ]mTams A\p`hfpsS kzm[o\ambncpp. sXmb amXrII XeapdIfn \npw XeapdIfntev ssIamw sNsSpp. AXpsImv IpSpw_PohnXw [\yambnocphm Cu ]nXmmcpsS A\p`h \app ]mTamWv NnesXms ]n]phm\pXpv, NnesXms ]nXphm\pXpv. ]n]phm\pXv \mw apdpsInSnpsImpw ]nXphm\pXv ssZhns Ir]bnepw ssZhns \Snnepw ssZhns IcpWbnepw B{ibnpsImv Xocpam\saSpphm\pw ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \s klmbns.

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