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AUGUST 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:08

THE FAMILY OF CORNELIUS
sImtteymkns IpSpw_w

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]
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k`mNcn{Xn CZw{]Zaambn kXyhnizmkn Fnt Hcp ssk\nIta[mhnsbpdnmWv Cu teJ\n \mw Nnnphm B{KlnpXv. Atlns t]cv sImtteymkv. DtZymKmw Atlw ssIkcybn FntncnbmWv. Imhns Imen\v Hp cv hjġp tijambncnmw Atlw AhnsS FnbXv. Cu ssk\nIta[mhnsb kw_nv Nne Imcysfms eqtmkns kphntijn ]cmainppv. AtmkvXe{]hnI ]mw Aymbw Hp apX \msp hscbp hmIyfnemWv Cu ssk\nIs ]qamb Hcp Nn{Xw hcp ImWnpXv.

sImtteymkv BoI XovWXbp Hcp a\pjy Bbncpp. Atlns IpSpw_hpw ssZh`n Dh Bbncpp. IqSmsX Atlns kplrpfpw, B IpSpw_n hncphcpw BoIamb Zmlhpw XovWXbpw Dmlhpw Dhcmbncppshv \mw a\nempp. IpSpXembn Atlsn {]kvXpX thZ`mKn ]cmainppv. AXntep \psX {isb sImpt]mImw. tadhbvp D]cnbmbn Atlsn ChnsS hnhcnpXv Atlw \ kmyap Hcp a\pjy\mbncpp FXmWv. Xs HutZymKnI PohnXns Xncn\nSbn {]m\bvpw XymKġpw Atlw henb m\w \Inbncpp. bma{]m\ apSmsX \Snbncpp FmWv \mw a\nempXv. HXmw aWn t\cv {]mnm t]mb kabmWv Atln\p Zi\apmbXv. HutZymKnI PohnXn\p `wKw hcmsX {]m\m PohnXw km[npw Fp \tmSp kmnp HcmfmWv sImtteymkv.

He was highly respected by all especially by Jews As Imev tdma `cWta[mhnIfpw tdma ssk\ym[n]mcpw blqZmcpw Xn henb i{XpXbpw hntZzjhpw ]penbncpp; `cWobcpw `cWImfpw XnepXpt]mse. A[oiXzw hlnp tdmammcpw kzmX{yanmsX AhcpsS A[o\Xbn Ignbp sblqZmcpw Xn Ftmgpw i{XpXbpsS at\m`mhambncpp. ]oemtmkv Khdmbn htm sblqZmcpsS FXnv cqambncpp FXv Atln\v A\p`hs Imcyambncpp. AXpt]mse Xs ]oemtmkn\v Ahsc ]phpambncpp, ImcWw Aambncnp ]e aX\njvTIsfms Ah ]menncpp FXpsImv. km[mcW \nebn tdma ]SbmfnItfmSv hntZzjw shp]penbncpp Fnepw AXn\npw hyXykvXamb kao]\ambncpp blqZmp sImteymknt\mSv DmbncpXv.B kmlNcynepw sImteymkv ssk\ym[n] blqZmcm _lpam\nsSpIbpw BZcnsSpIbpw sNbvXncpp FXv khntijamb Hcp ImcyamWv.

AXp Fp sImmWv km[nncpXv? A[nImc {]aXtbm, Almcns {]IS\tam, AklnvWXtbm, aphscnbp ]p`mhtam Atln\v Atijw Cmbncpp. aphsc _lpam\nphm\pw Ahsc a\nemphm\pw AhcpsS kao]\sf kakvX `mh\tbmsS t\mnmWphm\pw Hsbpap IgnhpmIptm am{Xta aphcpsS _lpam\hpw BZchpw AwKoImchpw \app e`nbpp FXv ChnsS {]tXyIw HmtXmWv. A[nImcn Ignbp BfpI Cu Imcyw Hcp ]mTamtXmWv. XfpsS A[nImcnsbpw Knsbpw ASnm\n P\ Ahsc _lpam\npw Fp IcpXpXv sXmWv. \mbn s]cpamdpXnepw hnpIbpw aphsc BZcnpIbpw Ahp \sNpIbpw sNptmgmWv P\fn \npw BZchpw _lpam\hpw e`npXv.

AtmkvXe{]hnI ]mw Aymbw \memw hmIyn sImtteymkns {itbamb asmcp {]tXyIX Atlw [mcmfw [w sNbvXncpp FXmWv. sblqZmcpsS {]oXn ]phm\q Hcp Imcyw AXmbncpp. hynIġpw kaqln\p \I sNbvXncpp FXmWv CXn\npw \mw a\nemtXv. AXpsImmWv, "sImtseymtk, \nsd {]m\bpw [hpw ssZhnsd apn Fnbncnpp.' F AwKoImcns hmpI Zi\n ssZhZqX\n\npw tIġphm CSbmbXv. km[mcW DtZymKmscms Ctmp hmnphcmWv. Ahcn \npw hyXykvX\mbn, sImtteymkv Atmp sImSpph\mbncpp. ssIaSph\, ssI\oph\mbncpp.

Ctln\v Zm\[w sNm\p t{]cW Fs\ Dmbn ImWpw Fv ]etmgpw Rm Nnnnpv. sblqZ aXntep BIr\mbnotm tdma aXnse ]e ZpcmNmcfpw A[mnI ]mccyfpw Hs ]cnXyPnnmWv sblqZ aXntep ISphXv. sblqZ aXnse \njvTbp {]m\ A\p`hhpw D]hmkhpw Atlw ]menncpp. AXnep]cnbmbn Zimwiw sImSppXn sblqZm hfsc \njvTbphcmbncpp. AXpw Atls BIrjnncpncnmw. AXpsImv Xs hcpam\ns Zimwiw \ Imcyġmbpw aphcpsS \bvmbpw Atlw hn\ntbmKnncpncnmw. Fm kz`mhn Xs sImSpphm\p Hcp kX Atln\pmbncpp. {]Xn] _lpam\tmsS aphsc IcpXpIbpw Ahp \ sNpIbpw klmbw sNpIbpw sNbvXpsImv hnncp Cs\sbmcm _lpam\nsSpIbpw P\fpsS klIcWw e`nsSpIbpw sNpsaXv kwibanm Hcp kwKXnbmWv.

AXpt]mse Xs aphsc BZcnphm sImtteymkv {]tXyIw {inncpp Fp \mw ImWpp. ]t{Xmkv Atlns `h\ntep hcnIbmWv. ]t{Xmkns\ Bfbp hcppIbmWv. Imhns ZqXv A\pkcnv sImtteymkv themcn cp t]scbpw ssZh`\mtbmcp ]Sbmfntbbpw, Imhns ZpXns hniZmwi Ahsc ]dp a\nemn, tbmbn ]t{Xmkns ASptep Abp. ssZhn \npw sImtteymkns\pdnv Zi\w e`nncp ]t{Xmkpw tbmbnse ktlmZcmcn Nnecpw Imhns \ntbmK{]Imcw tbmmbn \npw AhnsS Fpp.

sImtteymkv hfsc A[nImcap Hcp iXm[n] BWv. HutZymKnI ]ZhnIfpw ]cnNmcIcpw Hs Dmbncp BfmWv. Fm ]t{Xmkv Atlns hon AIp Ibdnbtm sImtseymkv FXntcp Ahsd Im hoWp \akvcnp FmWv tcJsSpnbncnpXv. ]t{Xmkv Fp ]dbp B Av \{kmb\mb tbiphns injy\mbno Hcp shdpw ao ]nSnmc\mbncpp. AmsX ap HuXytfm A[nImctam m\am\tfm Hpw Cm Hcp hynbmbncpp. Fm Cu ssk\nIta[mhn ]t{Xmkns\ BZcnphm Xhw Fp t{]cW BWv DmbncpXv? sImtteymkv ]t{Xmkns\ kzoIcnXv tbiphns\ kzoIcnpXn\p Xpeyambnmbncpp. {InkvXphns injy, {InkvXphns m\m]Xn, {InkvXphns ZuXyhlI F \nebnemWv sImtteymkv ]t{Xmkns\ _lpam\nXv. AXpsImmWv {InkvXphn\p \tIXmb BZchmWv Atlw ]t{Xmkn\p \InbXv. `h\n hcphtcmSv BYnXy acymZI ImpIbpw Ahsc D]Nmc]qw BZcnbpw _lpam\npIbpw sNWsav sImtteymkv \s ]Tnnpp.

\psS `h\ntep Hcm AYnXnbmbn hcptm B hcp Bfns m\am\tfm {]ikvXntbm Hpw t\mmsX B Bfns\ Fgpt\p D]Nmc]qw \psS `h\ntep kzoIcnWsaXv \psS hnizmk[w BWv. Fm ]ecpsSbpw `h\nseptm AhcpsS Albpw s]mhpw Hs shfnsSppXmsX hcp hynsb kzoIcnphm\pw AwKoIcnphm\pap kmam\y acymZI ]ecpw adpt]mIpp FXv hfsc ZpxJIcamWv. Fm Fmhcpw As\b. Rm Cu kabv HmpXv Hcp henb hyhkmb irwJebpsS Xeh\pw amyafpsS Ipe]Xn Fp hntijnnmhp sXmqdp hbp Ign Hcp hynsb BWv. Atlns `h\n ]e {]mhiyw Rm t]mbnpv. Rm sNptmsgmsbpw Fgptv \nv \s kzoIcnpXp ImWptm \psS lrZbw Ipfnpw. AXpt]mseXs bm{Xbbptm hmXn htcbpw hv \ hml\n IbdpXp hsc t\mn\nv ssIhoin \apv D]Nmcw AnnmWv AItp t]mIpXv. Rmt\mnpv, \psS `h\fn ]etmgpw aphsc kzoIcnpXn\pw BZcnpXn\pw D Hcp kXbpw hn\bhpw ImWnpn FpXv \mw ]cnlcnt Hcp kwKXnbmWv.

asmcp Imcyw \mw HmtXv sImtteymkpw IpSp_nephcpw kplrpfpw ImncpXv ]t{Xmkns\ ImWphm am{Xa, ssZhhN\w tIġphm\p AZayamb B{KltmSpIqSnbpw Bbncpp. "Wn Rm \nsd ASp Bfbp; \o hXp D]Imcw: Imhp \ntmSp Iev]nsXmsbpw tIĸm R Fmhcpw ChnsS ssZhnsd apmsI IqSnbncnpp Fp ]dp.' (Asm: {]hrnI 10:33) ImcWw, tbip{InkvXphns kphntijw ]dbphm\pw, kmyw hlnphm\pw, AXp {]mKytmsS hniZoIcnphm\pw Ignhp BfmWv ]t{Xmkv Fv sImtteymkv tIdnncpp. blqZ aXm\pkmcnbmbn IgnpIqSnbncpXpsImv ]gb\nbaw Atlw hmbnnpmbncpncnm. sbdpiteans s]cpm Ignv sbim{]hNIs ]pkvXIns Npcp hmnsmpt]mbn cYnencpv hmbnpsImncp FtXym]ymmc\mb js\ \app AdnhpXmWv. sImtteymkpw A{]Imcap NpcpfpI hmn ]Tnv ]gb \nba Imcy a\nemnbncpnpmhmw. ]gb\nbans ]qoIcWw tbip{InkvXphnemWv. AXpsImv tbip{InkvXphns\n tIġphm\pw Adnbphm\pw HsbmWv Ah AhnsS ImncpXv

cmktiamb kphntijambncpp AhcpsS IqSnbncnns eyw. ssZhhN\spdnp Xmcyhpw AXp tIġphm\p A`nhmbpamWv sImtteymkv \app \Ip t{]cW ZqXv. Ccnep A`nhmsbpdnv B.C. 8mw \qmn Pohnncp Btamkv {]hmNI ]dbpXv {inpI; "Anmbp hni shůnmbp Zmlhpa, btlmhbpsS hN\sf tItXn\p hnipXt Rm tZitp Abp \mfpI hcpp Fp btlmhbmb Imhnsd AcpfmSp;' (Btamkv 8:11)

sImtteymkns `h\n \mw ImWpXv Acnep Hcp hnipw Zmlhpw Bbncpp. Cv ssZhhN\w tIġphm \app Xmcyapv FXv Btim[\ sNt kwKXnbmWv. Cs Imev hN\w tIġphm F{Xtbm A[nIw kuIcfpv. {]kwKneqsS Bbmepw kwKoXneqsSbmbmepw tNtZymcfpsSbmbepw ]e hn[n ssZhhN\w tIġphm\pw ]Tnphm\qw Cv koIcWfpv ]e Nm\epIfnepw ssZhns hN\w Xs Ccp]n\mep aWnqdpw {]t]Ww sNpp. Fm F{Xt] AXns\ ImtXmppv. Cp ssZhns hN\w \app enJnX cq]n e`nncnpp. AtmkvXem IXpw tIXpw sXmdnXpamb Pohs hN\w Fv tbmlm olm AXns\n ]dncnpp. B hN\w hmbnphm\pw ]Tnphm\pap Dmlw \apv F{Xam{Xw Dv Fv \mw NnnWw.

AhnsSbmWv \psS Ahsb Hp hnebncpphm XmdmtIXv. ssk\nIta[mhnsbnepw hN\n\p thn Zmlnphcmbncpp sImtteymkpw IpSpw_hpw kplrpfpw. Ah tZhmebne kzw `h\nemWv ImncpXv. ctm aqtm t] Fs \man FhnsS IqSnbmepw AhcpsS asy Rm Dv F Imhns hmKvZm\w Dv.

C{X henb {]XotbmsS Imncp Iqmbvabn Dmb Hcp A\p`hspdnmWv C\n \app Nnnphm\pXv. B `h\n Hcp henb ApXw kw`hnp. B `h\w atXp `h\n \npw hyXykvXambn Ncn{Xn \nesImpp. ]t{Xmkv tbip{InkvXphns kphntijs ]cnipm \ndhn AhnsS IqSnbncp P\tfmSv Adnbnp. hN\w kwkmcnptm ]cnipmmhv AhcpsSta hndn. Ah amtamZokm Gncpn. k`bnse AwKfmbn Xoncpn. AXpsImv Hcp hnPmXob kaqlns ta Av BZyambnmWv ]cnipmmhns Bhmkw DmbXv. As\ BZyamb Hcp sblqtZZc, {InkvtXyXc kaqlnsta ]cnipmmhv hndn. AXp s]ntmkvXn \mfn atmkns amfnIbn kw`hnXn\v kam\ambncpp. Ap kw`hnXv sblqZ Iqnshmbncppshn Cp kw`hnXv hnPmXnbcpsS Iqn shv Bbncpp.

AhcpsSt ]cnipmmhv hcnIbpw Ah A\y`mjIfn kwkmcnpXpw ssZhs alXzoIcnpXpw tInv ]s{Xmknt\mSp IqsS h ]cntZ\mcmb hnizmknI ]cnipmmhp F Zm\w PmXnIfpsStaepw ]IXp Ip hnkvabnp. Atm ]t{Xmkn\v henb Hcp t{]cWbpw {]tNZ\hpw Dmbn. C\n Ahsc \ntj[nm kmya, AXpsImv hnPmXnbsc kv\m\w Ignnphm k`bpsS Xeh\mbncp ]t{Xmkv Inp. AXphsc sblqZmp hnPmXnbcpambn bmsXmcp khpw Cmbncpp. Ah Xn ]nt`mP\w sNbvXncpn. Ahsc sXmm Aipn Fp \njnambn IcpXntmp. hnPmXnbsc \cIns Anp hndIpsImnIfmbn kqnncnpIbmWv Fp Nnnp at\m`mhambncpp sblqZmv DmbncpXv. AsXmw amdn Ctm Xsftmse Xs cbntep ssZhw Cu hnPmXnbtcbpw tNncnpp F ssZhoI Zi\w DmbXv sImtteymkns `h\n Cu kw`htmSpIqSnbmbncpp. AXpsImv Cu `h\ns HuXyw ap `h\fn \nv Hsbpw hyXykvXambncpp. Cu `h\nshmWv {InkvXob k`bpsS \nmbIamb henb Hcp Xocpam\w FSpphm CSbmbXv.

th]mSns \Spqh CSnp Ifv Ccp]tbpw Hmn Fv ]utemkv AtmkvXe hntijnnp B henb kw`hw sImtteymkns `h\n \S B kw`hambncpp. ]pdPmXnmc\mbncp Cu ssk\nIta[mhnbpsS PohnXhpw hnizmkhpw kmyhpamWv k`bvv henb Hcp apXqmbn XoXv. ]noSv Atlw Fp m\w hlnp, Atln\v ]noSpmb A\p`h Fsmambncpp, CsXmpw \app AdnpIqSm. Fm Hcp Imcyw hyamWv. Atlw BZna k`m Ncn{Xn Dbp \np Hcp hynbpw XfpsS kmym k`bvp amXrIbmt Hcp IpSpw_hpambncpp Fv Rm HmsSps.

Xs IpSpw_tmSpw kplrptfmSpw tNp Hcp kmyamWv sImtteymkv \app \IpXv. Ahscmw Xs BoI XovWXbphcpw hN\w tIġphm\pw {]m\bpsS Iqmbvabn ktmjw Isphm\pw Xmcyaph Bbncpp. HutZymKnI ]Zhnbnencnph aphp \ sNbvXv Ahcpambn \ _w m]nv Hcp kqlrZvirwJe sInSpphm\pw km[nWw Fp IqSnbp Hcp ktiw Atlw \apv \Ippv.

\s ennp coXnbn Cu iXm[n]\v hN\w tIġpXn\p XovWX Dmbncpp. Amep am{Xa, Cpw ssZhns Bmhv kPohamWv. kvt\lntXmb _w, kam[m\ntXmb A\p`hw, ktmjntXmb \ndhv CsXmsbpw ]cnipmmhns {]h\neqsS kw`hnpXmWv. A{]Imcap `h\fn ]cnipmmhns hepXmbnp {]h\hpw ssNX\yhpw ^e ]pdsSphnp A\p`hhpw DmIpsaXn\p kwiban. Acw Hcp A\p`hn hcphm\pw AXn XpScphm\pw sImtteymkns\nbp \psS ]T\hpw IpSpw_ PohnXns aqeyfntep Hcp Fnt\mhpw klmbns Fp Rm {]mnpp. AXn\v Imhns Ir] \tmSpIqsS DmIs!

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