I happen to agree with you. If I remember the writers of the bible seemingly are the loosers of most of the major battles and decided to write the story the way they saw fit. Much like rappers today, they fabricate most of the story to add entertainment for the reader. At no point in history or religion did the promoters(writers) want the crowd to be unenthused. We have to remember these writers were just like us, influenced. Plus, no prophet ever wrote a word for us to read. These are just 2nd and 3rd hand accounts. Even the prophets were "men" in all senses of the word.
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