As others have stated on this post, the bible in nothing other than myths, historical accounts, poems and such. I am reading up on the Sumerians which are thought to be the first advanced civilization, they existed about 5000 years ago, they are credited with inventing many things that we use today, like the potter's wheel, the wagon wheel, the plow, the sailboat, the arch, the vault, the dome, casting in copper and bronze, riveting brazing and soldering, among others.
They originated a sstem of writing on clay, which was borrowed and used all over the Near East for about two thousand years. They also had a system of laws that protected the individuals, schools, an advanced irrigation system. They also had many gods, and myths some of which are very similar to some of the bible teachingings. What is very interesting also, is that Abraham came from the land of Ur which was in Sumer, he was exposed to all the beliefs and myths of the sumerians, and I believe that alot of what we have in the bible was borrowed from other civilizations. Anyone that believes that the bible is gods word should research and see what other peoples of those times believed and they will see many similarities.