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"Well, without being an equally skilled scholar of Hebrew, Aramaic and ancient Greek, it is difficult to make a definitive statement. That said, the very fact that he was actually chosen and employed by the Vatican for the purpose of translating the Bible speaks volumes as to his proficiency in these fields. Edit: Mauro was fired after having already translated 17 books from the Old Testament.
Please bear in mind the fact that in these conferences Mauro was speaking in Italian, and this lecture was simultaneously interpreted into Spanish. I translated this information into English, so there may be errors due to my not being a native Spanish speaker, although I am fluent in the language. I have so far been unable to find any English versions of these videos, although there are apparently English subtitles, and I would imagine transcripts also.
In the videos I have seen of Mauro Biglino’s 2019 conferences, Mauro used both the Bible itself and other direct Hebrew translations to demonstrate that all of the foundations upon which Christianity is built appear to be false, both in the Old and New Testament. In a nutshell, Mauro debunks all of the following:
- The idea that the Old Testament has any theological content - Mauro demonstrates how the theological ideas were forced to fit into the Old and New Testament in order to promote their own dogma, and ultimately as a means to control people through religious dogma
- The concept of the Creation in Genesis - Mauro demonstrates that the book of Genesis is not describing the Creation of the Universe or the world from nothing, but instead the genetic creation of different species by the Elohim
- The ideas of immortality, eternity, an omnipotent eternal creator God - Mauro states that none of these concepts exist in Judaism
- Adam and Eve as being two individuals rather than two races
- Adam and Eve being the first humans - Mauro explains that there were humans before the Adamic race, but this new species would now share the DNA of the Elohim, and so benefit from many of their attributes such as living for 900 years, being far bigger and stronger and more intelligent. But they were still designed to be a slave race in service of the Elohim
- The Garden of Eden as the paradise in the biblical representation - Mauro describes Eden as being more of a genetic laboratory
- The existence and concept of original sin (foreign to Judaic belief), and therefore also the need for salvation (as well as presumably hell and purgatory)
- The idea that Yahweh is the god who created all things from nothing - Mauro shows that Yahweh was no more than an Elohim commander, and the idea of creating something from nothing was absent from Judaic thought, and impossible to express in Hebrew
- The idea that Israel was a nation - Mauro demonstrates that it was the descendance from Jacob’s bloodline which went on to become the Israelite family, and that the wars waged with the help of Yahweh were against members of the same family
- The idea that the Old Testament was meant to have any great spiritual significance - Mauro states that it was only meant to be the story of the family of the Israelites, and their relationship with their commander Yahweh
- The idea that Yahweh was a god at all - Mauro argues that Yahweh was the name of an individual commander who was given the charge of the Israelite family
- The idea that the god of the Israelites was a loving god of mercy, who protects and gives salvation to all of mankind - Mauro demonstrates how Yahweh was in fact cruel brutal and merciless, inciting acts of genocide, killing women and children, and often failed to keep his promises, even to the people of Israel, who have been waiting for over 2000 years for some of these promises to be fulfilled
- The erroneous representations of angelic beings such as Cherubim etc - Mauro explains that both the Old and New Testament are replete with descriptions of vehicles which fly in the skies, and explains that what Ezekiel saw were not just visions. Mauro also provides evidence that entities such as Gabriel were not supernatural beings, but flesh and blood beings with desires and needs
- The idea of the existence of Lucifer or Satan in the Old or New Testament - Mauro explains that the correct translation was ‘adversary’, and that satan was not an entity, but a rôle - that of adversary
- The Old Testament prophetically naming Jesus of the New Testament as the Jewish Messiah - Mauro states that the rabbi’s name was Joshua, but that he was never recognised as having a prophetic link with the Old Testament, and that he was no more important than any of the other Joshuas in the Old Testament
- The immaculate conception - Mauro provides evidence of how the passages which described these events were mistranslated in order to reflect the theological ideology
Mauro states that the Old Testament as written in Hebrew and Aramaic has no theological content, but the theologians forced their own ideas upon the Old Testament, manipulating the translation to fit in with their own ideas and beliefs.
What Mauro actually says and demonstrates is that the God of the Bible is only the governor of the people of Israel, but he makes it very clear that he is in no way challenging the existence of God the Creator, and the possible existence of the spiritual kingdom.
Nonetheless Mauro quotes Pope Francisco, ‘To make war in the name of God is blasphemy and satanic.´- therefore, Mauro states that since the Old Testament is primarily concerned with inciting the people of Israel to wage war on its enemies in the name of God, then the Bible itself was satanic, since the Old Testament only speaks of wars carried out in god’s name! Mauro goes on to describe the Old Testament as a ‘book of war, in which an entity called ‘Yahweh’ is an Elohim governor assigned a single Hebrew family, the Israelite family - not a nation - and together with this family spends many years trying to exterminate rival families - the Semites, who were actually members of the same family!
He goes on to quote from Joshua 10:28 - 40, in order to further illustrate his point. Furthermore, Mauro goes on to state that once the theological and allegorical filters are removed, the Psalms of David are nothing but war songs. And the only salvation offered is in respect of the family of Israel against her enemies.
He then states that in Judaism there is no word for ‘God’, nor ‘Create’, nor particularly for the concept of ‘Creation out of nothing’.
However, having watched several videos of talks he has given on the subject, something which surprised me was his ability to demonstrates his arguments very convincingly without recourse to anything but the already existing translations of the Bible.
At the beginning of the discourse he actually invited the audience to stop his discourse if at any point he made direct use of any of his own translations. In fact, on the one occasion in which he broke this rule, he in fact called himself out, admitting the the audience could have curtailed the rest of the discourse had they picked up on it - which nobody did.
Mauro stated that all he was going to do was quote directly from the Bible, in order to show what it did and did not say, and he invited members of the audience to read the version appearing in their Bibles, after which he quoted from an official direct Hebrew translation - demonstrating how very different these translations were from the actual Hebrew meaning.
But the key, as I understand it, was the necessity to substitute various Hebrew terms and provided the following list of Hebrew terms we needed to substitute in order to understand what was originally intended:
1. God - Elohim (a plural noun, using a plural verb form)
2. Almighty. - Elyon
3. Lord, Eternal - Yahweh
4. Spirit. - Ruach
5. Glory. - Kavod
He explains that since it is impossible to accurately translate these Hebrew names, that it is better to simply use them as they stand. Mauro explains that ‘Yahweh’, a name, has been translated as ‘the Eternal’ The 91 repetitions of the word ‘Olam’ are translated as ‘Eternity’, which does not exist either in Hebrew. Where ‘I am the omnipotent God’ appears in Genesis, in Hebrew it says ‘I am El Shaddai’, which means ‘I am Lord of the Steppes.’
He went on to explain the when substituting the original Hebrew names for these entities, that it becomes clear that the Bible is not referring to one omnipotent God, but instead to several distinct entities - none of which were omnipotent nor God, since neither of these exist in Hebrew, nor in Judaism.
But surprisngly, Mauro was also able to demonstrate that the Bible never actually mentions the Creation, in the universal sense, nor does it mention the concept of ‘original sin’, nor does it make any specific prophetic reference to the New Testament Jesus in the Old Testament. He also very ably demonstrates that the Elohim only actually presided over one people - the family of the Israelites, and not over all people, and the Old Testament is their story, and is not meant to be any sort of spiritual work, nor any of what the theologists made it appear.
So my feeling is that Mauro is not lying about this. His premise is simply that what the Bible says in the original Masoretic texts is what should be reflected in the actual Bible, and that any present or future translations of this book should not be allowed to distort that meaning in order to comply with the theological beliefs theologists want the Bible to reflect - as according to Mauro has been the case up till now.
Perhaps he is asking a lot to expect these erroneous translations to be removed from future editions of the Bible, but it does seem that there is a consensus of opinion among the eminent contributors who engaged in debating these matters with Mauro that these need to be changed in line with Mauro’s new translations.
But the key here is that these are the very concepts refuted by the Jewish authorities which form the basis for the entire Christian religion, so I feel that there is far too much at stake for the powers that be to ever allow this to come to fruition. But Mauro continues to lecture on these subjects and write books which go way beyond anything I have mentioned in this short appraisal of Mauro’s work.
But you have to take your hat off to a man who has the courage of his conviction."