The Bible has actually provided extremely accurate historical accounts, as confirmed by archaeology- imperfect, but still much more accurate than most other ancient sources.
Churchill started the cliche that "history is written by the victors," but the fact is that is patently false. There are instances when "victors" distorted history, the story of Cleopatra being a perfect example- despised by the Romans, who took control of Egypt, her biography was hopelessly distorted. This is what historians call "hostile sources."
A HUGE example of deliberately distorting history are Holocaust Deniers; they are motivated by Anti-Semitism or some sort of brain damage.