Did you take literature or english in school ?Ah yes the tired old apologetic lie about sometimes the bible is being literal while other times it's being figurative. And who decides which is which?
The apologetic at his whim.
Im pretty sure you did.
The bible is literal symbolic, similie metaphores, allegories illustrations and so much more.
For example when jesus said" your house is abadoned to you oh isreal"
Common sense will tell the whole nation of isreal cannot be in a house so he meant that his father is no longer with them.
Meaning they are no longer his people.
because isreal or the jews made covenant with God , theybswore to only servw as nation but as time went they served others gods ,idol worship,
Baal eorship divination fortune telling omens etc he Yahweh commanded them to stay away from that... In a sense they basically married which is why isreal is dipicted as a woman who has commited adulterey on her husband..
Jesus was sent to make anew convenant with people because they were just doing rituals that were obselete . those traditions were only required because of the mosaic law which was for them to be clean.
the bible is not a lie, it was written in ancient hebrew aramic and greek.. Many words in hebrew and greek do not exist in english .
For example hail ..in greek it just means the grave..