Have you ever had a feeling out of nowhere to warn a friend of a big mistake? Ever have a feeling of a danger you needed to avoid? Ever know something without being taught? Ever feel a holy presence guiding you? The prophets of ancient Israel were not preachers or like ministers of today. They were not concerned with fame or materialism. They feared God and sought His instruction in fasting and prayer continuously. They inquired to guide a lost nation through very difficult times. And the Spirit of God sent them very detailed messages in which they wrote down in a series of books which became the Bible.
These books were not fairy tales or fiction written in some undisclosed time and place. They were books written by national priests, kings (such as David and Solomon) and revered prophets who instructed the nations of Israel and Judea. These writings took place over a very long period of time. They began with Moses 3500 years ago, after the exodus from Egyptian bondage. They were written through the empires which ruled the Middle East- Assyrian, Babylonian, Medeo-Persian, Greecian, and even Roman. By far, the Bible is the best and most orderly collection of ancient history ever assembled, with a genealogy which dates back 4000 BC. You may choose not to follow the moral instructions of Scripture if you choose, but to dismiss the writings as simple fiction doesn't do justice to the truth. To this day, archaeologists continue to use passages out of Scripture in discovering clues and locations of ancient peoples within the Fertile Cresant region. Dig a little deeper, as they do, and you will be amazed at what the Bible offers the world.