At it’s heart, the human misunderstanding of inerrancy is a misunderstanding of the Incarnation.
To be consistent, a literalist should have the exact same problem with Jesus’s Incarnation as with the inerrancy of scripture.
Christ is God, and is fully human at the same time. Christ is both the Son of God, Second Person of the Trinity, and is also a man who subjected himself to hardship, torture, and death. He is fully both. The seeming scandal of being one with his creation does not take away his divinity. Scripture has this same unity.
The problems we have with the human element of Scripture do not detract from God’s inerrant accomplishing of God’s will. That is to make scripture an either/or proposition.
“Either it’s all literally true as we understand true, or it can’t be inerrant.”
And that’s not the case.
God both breathes his life into Scripture, and it is expressed through fully human words, which are full of hidden meaning, contradictions, and scientific errors.
Maybe that is God’s greatest demonstration of power, he makes the both/and a reality.