Wednesday, February 21, 2024

《星球大戰》的隱藏信息-Q

Q: Queen Amidala / 高貴王后

《星球大戰前傳:魅影危機》裡的艾米達拉王后(Queen Amidala)是納布(Naboo)星球的統治者,作為一個十四歲便登上權力寶座的少女,她年輕,卻機智;她嬌小,但高貴。她並沒有像十八世紀的法國瑪麗王后那樣荒誕無知,卻懷著堅定的信心,秉承公義。艾米達拉這個角色在故事中顯出尊貴的品性,在於她為自己的人民無私的付出。

《聖經》記載另一個王后以斯帖,她也有無私的付出。以斯帖被選入波斯後宮時,是一個嬌小美麗的少女。後來她成為亞哈隨魯王的王后,在猶太民族危在旦夕時,冒死違規擅入內院晉見國王。幸得為亞哈隨魯王的寬容,於是她見機行事,阻止大臣哈曼的滅族陰謀。最終哈曼自食其果,死在自己築建預備害人的刑具上。

弱質纖纖的以斯帖,可以勝過位高權重的哈曼,只因她在上帝的救贖計劃中,決意禁食禱告(斯4:16),不惜以身犯險,竭力扭轉猶太人被滅絕的厄運。經文記錄的以斯帖顯得極其尊貴,在於她為自己的民族無私的付出。

以斯帖原來的希伯來名字是哈大沙:是一種植物名稱(番石榴)。被選入波斯後宮,取了波斯名為以斯帖(’Ester),譯成希臘語是Aster或Esther,字彙裡含有「星辰」的意思。她因著信,從地上埋在泥土裡的嫩芽,已經蛻變成天上閃耀人間的星辰。

Q: Queen Amidala

In Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Queen Amidala is the ruler of the Planet of Nabooo. She became queen at the tender age of fourteen: young, clever, petite and royal. She was not like some young queens such as Mary, Queen of France in the 18th century who was naive and clueless. Queen Amidala was just and full of confidence. She had all the good qualities of a selfless queen who was determined to do the best for her people.

In the Bible, there was a selfless queen who was willing to make sacrifices for her people. Esther, a young, pretty Jewish girl, who was favoured by King Xerxes and chosen to be his queen. When the Jewish people were facing the danger of being destroyed by Haman, Esther did not hesitate to speak up to the King and asked for his pardon on her people. Because of her quick wit and determination, she was able to save the Jews and have their enemy, Haman impaled on a pole.

In Hebrew, Esther”s original name “Hadassah” translates to a fruit which is common and insignificant. When she entered the palace, she was given a Persian name “Ester” which translated to “Aster” or “Esther” in the Greek language – meaning “Star”. Because of Esther”s faith and love for her people, she transformed herself from a small, insignificant fruit to a bright and shiny star.

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