You missed my point: it seems you're trying to place too fine a point on your certainty about claiming to KNOW something that is actually impossible to know: what a large population of people actually believed in the past.
Thts utter nonsense. there are dozens of scriptures talking about flying snakes if you bothered to continue and read my suggestions in the previous post.
We dont know everything about the ancient world but we know enuff on certain topics. The magical creaturs in the bible all have counterparts. Even the cherubim are copies of other similarly named cratures from neighbouring cultures.
The jewish religion was simply a local copy with some modifications of neighbouring beliefs. it was not new or different, it was just a local version.
there are countless similarities that make this copyiing obvious.