Waba uzi uburebure bw’igihagararo Goriath yari afite?

Umugabo witwa Goriath azwi nk’igihangange kivugwa muri Bibiliya. Azwi nk’umugabo wari warazengereje Abisiraheri akenshi kubera uburyo yabasuzuguraga, akabatukira Imana. Ni mu gihe ariko kuko uyu mugabo yari afite igitinyiro.

Muri 1 Samweli 17:4 handitse amagambo agaragaza ubuhangange bwe. Havuga uburyo yari muremure bidasanzwe, ku buryo ubwo yigaragazaga imbere y’Abisiraheri, bose bagiraga ubwoba. Umurongo wa 11 uravuga ngo “Sawuli n’Abisiraheri bose bumvise amagambo y’Umufilisitiya bariheba, baratinya cyane”.

Ese ni iki cyatumye uyu mugabo ahagarara imbere y’ingabo z’Abisiraheri akabatera ubwoba bene kariya kageni? N’ubwo Bibiliya imugaragaza nk’intwari ariko ntivuga neza ibikorwa bye nk’indwanyi ahubwo itsindagira igihagararo cye nka kimwe mu byateraga Sawuli n’ingabo ze ubwoba.

Reka turebere hamwe kandi dufatikanye gusobanukirwa neza uburyo Goriyati yareshyaga.

Iyo abavugabutumwa benshi bavuga kuri uyu mugabo, basoma umurongo wa 4 w’igice cya 17 cy’igitabo cya Samweli wa mbere havuga ngo: “Bukeye mu rugerero rw’Abafilisitiya havamo intwari yitwa Goriyati w’I Gati, ikirere cye cyari mikono itandatu n’intambwe imwe y’intoki”. Bitewe no kudasobanukirwa ibipimo bya kera Abisiraheri bakoreshaga, mikono abenshi bayigereranya na metero, maze bakavuga ko Goriyari yareshyaga na metero zirenga 6! Ibi si ukuri!

Twifashishije Bibiliya yo mu Cyongereza, “mikono” (ijambo ry’Ikinyarwanda) imwe ihwanye na “cubit”. Hanyuma “cubit” ikaba ari uburebure bw’ukuboko uhereye mu nkokora kugera ku mpera z’urutoki rwa musumbazose.

Nk’uko tubikesha urubuga “Got Questions”, iki kigereranyo cyifashishwaga mu bihe bya cyera n’ibihugu byinshi. Gusa aha ushobora guhita wibaza uti “Nonese ko uburebure bw’amaboko y’abantu butangana, ubwo wamenya ute by’ukuri indeshyo y’ikintu runaka?” Izi mpungenge ni zo zatumye muri ibyo bihe, mikono imwe igereranywa mu buryo bugenekereje na “inches” 18, zihwanye na sentimetero 45,72 mu bipimo ab’ubu tumenyereye.

Ku rundi ruhande intambwe imwe (intera iri hagati y’umutwe w’urutoki rw’agahera kugera ku mutwe w’igikumwe mu gihe ikiganza kirambuye neza) ingana na “inches” 9, zihwanye na sentimetero 22,86.

Iyi mibare iroroshye, munyemerere tuyikorane duhereye ku byo tumaze kubona hejuru, turebere hamwe uko Goriyati yareshyaga.

Bibiliya ivuga ko ikirere cya Goriyati cyari mikono 6 n’intambwe imwe. Bivuze ko ari mikono 6 dukuba na sentimetero 45,72 (za mikono imwe) tukongeraho sentimetero 22,86 (z’intambwe imwe). Reka tubigenze dutya:

(6X45,86 cm) + 22,86cm = 298.02cm = 2,98m

Iyi mibare tubonye igaragaza ko Goriyati yareshyaga na metero ebyiri na sentimetero 98. Mu yandi magambo, Goriath yaburaga santimetero ebyiri gusa ngo yuzuze metero eshatu z’uburebure. Gusa bitewe n’uko nta ngero fatizo zuzuye neza cyera bakoreshaga, ubwo bisobanuye ko Goriath yareshyaga no hejuru gato cyangwa hasi gato ya metero 3 (more or less 3 meters).

Ubaye ukoze imibare ku ruhande rwawe bwite, ukaba ubonye igisubizo gitandukanye n’icyo tubonye, twandikire igitekerezo utubwire uko ubonye Goriyati yareshyaga.

Imana ibahe umugisha.

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