In my opinion both the old and the new testament are astronomical allegories. To understand religion better one needs to look at the motion of the constellations across the respective seasons, To measure time, the seasons when to plant / harvest, was crucial for ancient people. From the very early Egyptians these times where tracked by using the stars and constellations attributed to them. Although Orion & Taurus, the bullman was long the main deity (I could trace this back to Ptah and Sekhmet) with its companian in the sky Virgo, the lion lady.
Also the polar region, the pole star, as image of god, on which the whole world seem to revolve around. The center of the milkyway was also revered as the origin of creation. Faint momories to that lie in our old man at the pole Santa Klaus. The Chinese have this region for the palace.
Now if one knows that the rotation of the sky’s and the (bull man and the lion lady (Orion and Virgo) was the blueprint of which many religions based itself on, one can apply this to more recent religions and symbolism. Many have tried to “decode the bible”, or “find god in it” but personally the author hypothesis is it are but astronomical allegories describing the rotation of the night skies.
One needs to know the previous “couples” in “the garden of eden” or the allegory itself to see all stories and religions share this golden thread.
The old testament:
Adam and Eve in garden of Eden. Tree symbol for tree of heaven/world tree. The tree is the symbol of the universe as it has been in many cultures before, the tree of life. Adams rib is Orions torch/club/rib. As skies turn Eve, Sirius, comes after Adam/Orion(Primordial man with club/rib) , hence she is ‘born from his rib’. They are the original trinity of Female/child/Man in the skies. Depicted as such in Egypt as Isis/Horus/Osiris. Both are ‘made from clay’ , as they rise from the earth as constellations from the horizon. The apple is the sun, of which they where not to eat, as that symbolizes the end of spring/summer when both are “banished” from the garden of eden. They move into the lower hemisphere.
The new testament
This allegory of the seasons, later applies to jezus and Maria in New testament / The “New Story”. One must take in consideration the existing religion at the time which was mainly greek based and further down on the storm god religions that came before. One of those, the astronomical allegory of Hercules and its 12 labors. The giant in the sky, Orion, already played a role as marker of new year. (Lepus, the hare, below it, is our Easter bunny. ) and in these older religions of The levant and Egypt in the forms of Hadad, Baal, Zeus, Osiris.
If we assume Jezus to be orion, the true shepherd of Anu. It was indeed an immaculate conception as Orion “is born from” Virgo as the skies turn.
So it perfectly joins where the old testament ended. Orion all ways has been, the true shepherd of Anu in Mesopotamia astronomy. Later he was presented as Hercules with his 12 labours. That became Jesus the Shepherd with his 12 disciples. The 3 belt stars also called ISUS trikanda or, 3 headed spear, where the later trisula of Shiva came from. Easter Orion rises, from the cave(southern hemisphere) on passover(when sun passes back over the equator) . The new year started in spring. Return of the savior. The light that ends cold and darkness. The 4 main apostles are 4 main zodiac cross signs as can be seen in the Vatican on the 4 corners of the dome, leo bull, man and scorpio/eagle. 12 apostles 12 signs. Composition of sets of 3 in last supper painting indicating the 4 seasons. The cross in the sky or the cross as stylized version of the tree, like the Mayas had a cross like tree in the temple of the cross or on king pakals tomblid. Only they had the maize God returning at spring. More to tell on this subject but not for 1 Facebook post, I hope to write my own book one day. Astronomical allegoric stories. The catholic church is based on a solar/astronomical cult like all religions before it.
Hinduism Orion is also Shiva (Nataraja). Durga is Virgo. Nandi bull worship facing the Shiva statue. The cosmic flame and the modern cosmic shiva nataraj dancer of the hindus still all mark orion as the most important constellation in the sky., as do the Jain, whos adapted logo is a trace of the orion constellation.