at this point after centuries (millennium?) of research and writing by academics, teachers, researchers, scientists and lay people all over the world, saying the bible is literal history or science is like standing on a street corner desperately shouting, 2+2=5!!! It does! And I have a book to prove it!!! And you're going to be tortured in flame for eternity if you don't believe it!!! So you better believe it!!! now!! believe it!!!