To some, the human mind is the source of widom - the modern human mind. The Bible becomes that ancient book written by those ancient people that could not have known what we know now. But is anything we know now being sincerely applied to the Bible? Or is it more like the following quote from Christopher Hitchens referring to Biblical times: “If we knew then what we now know, would we have ever become religious?”
Apparently, being religious or not, depends almost entirely on knowing non-religious things. Had the ancient Hebrews our level of knowledge, they would never have written that Bible collection of books. No, they would have skipped over that terrible thing called religion and led relatively value neutral lives, content in the knowledge that, like other animals, all they had to do was live for a bit, perform a few behaviors, possibly reproduce and die.
Where does Jesus Christ and the New Testament fit into history? Apparently, even for some Catholics, they entertain the notion - a very vague notion - that He existed and died for them but that’s it. Apparently, the things He said and did have no real connection to the Old Testament. Jesus did say Moses wrote concerning Him. That He came in fulfillment of the scriptures. When people heard about Him after His ascension, they searched the Scriptures to see if those things were true.
Yet more books continue to appear to turn Sacred Scripture into this messy, inaccurate and even contradictory collection of stories. The following review illustrates what I mean.