The Bible is The Hebrew History
The Bible is the Israelite history and religion
Views about the Bible Hebrew history book
Welcome to our article (48) The Bible is the Hebrew History
May God guide and help me say the right things?
Dear readers, in the ancient world people history and religions were written together, they were not separated, so, what happened was written mostly as religion, because it was the religious leaders that knew how to write and what to say, and then, what to do to control the people. For this reason, the Hebrew history and their religious beliefs were written in the Bible, according to the times when they were written. They were a record of what was happening then, and from these records the Bible was written later.
Anyhow, today we use the Bible as a religious book, but if we read the Bible and forget that the Bible is a religious book, then, we can see that it is more Hebrew history than religious writings.
We could also see that those religious writings in the Bible, have been written to control the Hebrew people, which are hard to control and in those times religions were used to control the people, since religions and government were the same people using the same rules, they had to be like that to survive what happened around them. Here I want to make this observation, today there are still religions that control the people, the Islamic religions are an example, in some cases religions are more powerful than the government of the day.
Anyhow, the history of the Israelite is that they were strong headed people, so, a strong God was needed to control them and tell them what to do. This is the reason, the Hebrew God Yahweh had to be powerful. Can you imagine a powerful god that created everything and created man from plain dirt? This God was powerful indeed.
The Hebrew were indeed headstrong and selfish people. Try to imagine the Israelite when they were in the desert and what they did, even after seeing all those things that Yahweh their God had done for them. Since they were delivered from the Pharaoh slavery, because of the seven plagues and other things that Yahweh did for them, and then, the crossing of the Red Sea; but even though they had witnessed all these supernatural things, they had still their rebellious ideas that they wanted to follow, instead of following their God Yahweh.
Now, we need to say that this article is being written to discuss about what is written in the Bible. So, looking at what we have said, it seems to me that there must be another explanation, why the Israelite did not follow their God. Therefore, there must be another explanation, which is that ether the Israelite were really headstrong and wanted to see only their own ways, but this means that God made a mistake to choose them as his people, or perhaps God did not do all those things that the Bible says God did?
So, we believe that the Hebrew God Yahweh is less powerful than the way he has been described in the Bible from the Hebrews. So, let us look at the Israelite in the Sinai desert.
Moses on Mount Sinai and the exodus route
The Israelite in the Sinai desert
The Bible says that the Israelite stayed a long time in the Sinai desert, at the beginning the Israelites were given laws from Yahweh their God through Moses: they were counted and assigned there place around the tabernacle, they were given their tasks as Yahweh God told Moses. This is written in the first five books of the Bible. Anyhow, what is hard to believe here is that Yahweh God dictated just about everything through Moses. Therefore, here we may ask, did everything happen as it is written in the Bible and Yahweh God did all this programming?
Or it is more likely that because Moses and Aaron were in charge of this fastidious group of Israelite, who were never happy about anything, so, they had to be guided with whatever means possible, so, they exaggerated what Yahweh was telling Moses to control them. Anyhow, what was written in the beginning might have changed, because it was written and re-written later many times. Anyhow, these religious laws were written is such a way that the Israelites were bound to follow them. We believe that the people then were guided by religions more than today.
If we want to compare the old religions with today religions, we must look at those religions that have not changed much, and they retain still that religious control of the people, one of these religions is the Muslim religion, which does not seem to have changed at all.
You see, today no matter what we do or say about religions, we have doubts in our minds, in fact, we are not even sure if God exists; anyhow, this is how we see religious things today, but here we are talking about ancient religions.
Anyhow, in the ancient times, if Yahweh God really came down to earth and helped the Israelites that much, how come that every now and again the Israelite people had doubts about their God; may it may be that God did not do as much as the Bible said he did?
You see, if today anything happens the way that the Bible claims they happened, I am sure that everybody would follow religion and their God blindly. But there are things and happenings that don’t add up the way they should; one of these happenings is this: Yahweh had promised the Israelites the Promised Land, but as we know the Israelites of those times did not follow God blindly, in fact, they did not believe that they could take over the Promised Land from the people that were there, as God had promised them, and for this reason Yahweh punished them by making them stay in the dessert for forty years, that is until all those people that had doubts died and a new generation took over.
This happening makes us ask many questions, so: what was the reason why the Israelite did not believe in God Yahweh? Was it because God did not do those things that the Bible claims he has done? Or is this an invented religious story written to control the Israelite? We do not know.
As you can see from what we have written above, we end up questioning the questionable, above all whether these religious things really happened as the Bible claims, or they were written from religious leaders, so, they could control the people better in those old times. Anyhow, those were the old times and religions were used to control the people.
Now let us see what happens in the religious circles today, because we believe that religions and everything else changes with time. You see, if we look at the world religious history, there have been many changes; so, let us talk about it.
Modern places of worship
From old to modern religions
As we have seen, there are things that can be said, about the Old Testament in the Bible; but we will have to come back to continue another time, you see, our task today is to find a way how to explain to our readers those religious doubts, that we have when we are reading the Bible, and what can be done about it, in other words what we should do about them.
What we are saying is not that we should change that is written in the Bible, to the contrary, we should keep what is written in the Bible the way it is, because the Bible belongs to the past and the past cannot be changed; but we should learn from it and together with other things that we have learned we should plan for the future, because religious changes can happen in the future. Of course, this is not the first time that humanity has done that, if we look back at history we will see that many religions have given way to new religions, the way that we see this is that religions have got to agree with the times they are in, if they don’t the public will move away from them.
So, we believe that today, we need to move from the old religions to modern religions, it is the sign of the time, since everything else is changing; so, we should get ready for the religions of the future.
Anyhow, let us go back to talk about the Bible religions and Christianity, today as you know the Old Testament is no longer the most important part of our religious beliefs, since The New Testament is what western religions are following, therefore, religions are like everything else, they have their life span, so, soon or later they become too old and they have to be modified.
Now we believe that there must be a way for a modern religious system, so, this is what we are suggesting in these articles. Here I have to say that I am writing these religious writings, because I feel that something is going to happen soon, so, I want to talk about it.
Of course, we have a theory in mind that we are writing and publishing, in our next group of articles in part three, where God is the life giver of every living thing. But before we do that we need to say a few other things, starting by looking briefly at the New Testament in our next article, since this is another link of the chain that binds every religious thing together. So, see you next time in our article, the New Testament discussions
May God bless us all.
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