Debate over the Bible's facticity indubitably misses the crucial question: "Is it art?"
That’s simply not true. Examining the text (in conjunction with archeological finds) to research the origins of the Bible, and thus, subsequently asses the authenticity of it’s purported accounts, had lead to discovering the contrasting rhetoric employed by the authors–amalgamated into the old testament. They are: J (or Yahwist), E (calling God “Elohim”), P (priestly), and D (deuteronomy). J, is characterized by the vast detail and emotion, and the fact that God speaks directly to people. While, E, writes of mediation between God’s words and the intended recipient. Point being, it was the very admission of the Bible’s artistic aspects that was asserted in discussions of its facticity.