The author Mauro Biglino believes it is plausible that the Bible is not about God, but of historical events that really happened
Is it possible that the most famous book in history, at the base of one of the most widespread religions in the world, is not at all what we have always believed?
According to the most fervent followers of the Christian religion, the Bible is literally the word of the Lord, consequently these people believe that all the suggestions, indications and even the rules contained in this book should be strictly applied in everyday life. For these people, faith is a sufficient reason not to doubt what is written in the holy book.
For years, however, even within the Christian community, hypotheses have followed one another on which parts of the bible should be considered literally and which instead should be taken as allegories, "myths" or in any case as indications of behavior.
In the context of non-religious then, it goes from an open rejection of the contents of the Bible to much more accommodating positions, of those who, even if they do not see the Bible as a sacred book, still consider it a very useful text for the rules that it contains and for its message in general.
In recent years, however, a new position has emerged, which upsets the previous ideas about the Bible and proposes a completely different key to reading: the Bible, besides being written by simple men, without "divine inspiration", would be nothing more than a chronicle, realistic historical events that really happened.
An important figure in this area is Mauro Biglino, an Italian scholar expert in the Bible, who after studying ancient Hebrew worked for years as a translator of the Bible for an important Catholic publishing house (Edizioni San Paolo), deepening this topic.
Mauro Biglino argues that the more he went into the knowledge of the Bible (the Masoretic text), the more he realized that the events narrated would have made perfect sense if taken completely literally, but purging them of all the additions and inventions of theology. In essence what this scholar says is that throughout history this book (or rather this set of books) has been modified by the religious elite of the western world to use it as a powerful tool for controlling the masses.
Mauro Biglino's opinion is therefore that the bible does not talk about God, and this is also the title of his most famous book ("The Bible does not speak of God. A revolutionary study of the Old Testament").
Starting from these assumptions, the author's thought then touches on many other topics, since the literal translation of the so-called sacred texts, with "open mind" according to Biglino would allow us to obtain information that the world's power elite has always wanted to hide, starting from the existence of the Helohim (Hebrew term that is often translated with "God" in the Bible), figures that are very reminiscent of the Anunnaki, up to what Biglino calls the "manufacture" of Homo sapiens. The same theory of ancient astronauts is closely related to these topics (see also: Zecharia Sitchin and the Ancient Astronauts).
These theories and their author have obtained a huge following but as it is easy to imagine there are also many detractors, who first of all criticize the modus operandi: for many "traditional" scholars it is in fact wrong to approach such a text (as also the Gilgamesh saga, or the Odyssey) in a literal way, since this would deprive the reader of the necessary context, for the understanding of the text itself. Of course, Biglino is of a completely different opinion, but believes it wiser to stick to the original text, as far as possible.
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