It is a fact that nobody knows what the original scribes who authored the Bible were really thinking.
As with all written documents concerning people and times, meanings of words, their emphasis and context change with time.This is only considering the original texts.
Then there are the translations and editorship of these texts, which add, subtract and distort the original texts.
Such translations occurred to the old testament in in the 200 years BC and Ptolemy Philadelphus, provided editorship when he commissioned the Septuagint when he employed 70 translators, which likely were guided to swing the general direction of the scripture towards his political views and biases, just as
Constantine I commissioned the new testament for his own political objectives.
So, essentially we have loss of clarity and context with time in interpreting the original scriptures, add to that the gains, losses, distortion from translation, and then add into the formula, the occasional re-translation or adjustments by leaders to serve their political objectives and you end up with scripture that is massively different in meaning and context to the original scripture.
Now, to further drive the scriptures away from the original meaning and context that the naive goat/sheep herder authors had in their minds, we complicate it far further by introducing separate biblical translations and rewording to suit particular groups, like bibles designed for easy reading, subset of the population and particular church viewpoint.
Thus we end up with a whole host of scripture that has very little resemblance to the original texts, and yet they claim to believe the same as the original scribes, when in fact, they cannot possibly do, since they have absolutely no idea of the concepts in the minds of the originators of the bible.
Though, Christians cannot accept that their concepts regarding the old testament may not be truthful, nor a rational consideration from the critics of the bible could be the real truth.
Christians really need to realize that the old testament is poorly understood, even by their highest theologians, as time and human manipulation have rendered these sets of books as completely inaccurate and severely distorted representations of the original documents.
They should only concentrate on the new testament On which Christianity is based), which also suffers much of the same distortion, though, at least the time since origination is shorter, giving a smaller amount of distortion.
Yet, still, even in the new testament, there is enough conflict and irrationality to be a concern for any open minded, intelligent human to consider dropping it altogether.