The "vail lifted from their eyes" is not rhetoric.<quoted text>
Again...you are espousing that philosophical rhetoric is actuality when it is not...it is merely the perception(all to often indoctrinated into an individual)of an individual concerning his place in the environment he is a part of.
If it were inerrant actuality,[everyone] would know it as unquestionable fact.
Before Jesus came, humans couldn't talk to God, the couldn't ask forgiveness for sins, they literally had a veil in the churches so God "couldn't see them" and all their sins.
Not everyone can understand something as inerrant. More often than not it seems to be opinionated. But, as we speak (so to speak), nobody can prove any inerrancy of the Bible.