Biblical accuracy?? Are all the stories meant to be taken literally??

Scholars today question the authenticity of the accounts in the bible as there is not a lot of archaeological evidence to support the stories in the bible. Noah's ark is an example: how could Noah possibly fit two of EVERY animal on just one ark? Was King David's kingdom really a kingdom? Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman reject the idea that David ruled over a united monarchy, suggesting instead that he ruled only as a chieftain over the southern kingdom of Judah, much smaller than the northern kingdom of Israel at that time. Critical Bible scholarship holds that the biblical account of David's rise to power is a political apology—an answer to contemporary charges against him, of his involvement in murders and regicide. The list goes on. I was wondering, how did the fathers interpret the stories, are we supposed to believe that all of the stories are historically accurate? and if they are not historically accurate, what impact does that have on our faith?


  • edited October 2015
    This is a question you should ask your Spiritual Father or Priest. You will not find a suitable answer on this forum and I doubt the answers will provide any edification.

    There will also be a number of varied answers to your question. My best advice is to ask your Priest, Deacons or other members of your church in person or message a Priest on this site. This is a question that is best asked in person and requires proper explanation.

     Please forgive my rudeness.
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