An important point to note is that the accuracy of the bible in terms of factual content is not that important – at least not the main point.
Like the lessons in many fairy tales and children books, the lessons are usually true/truthful with the story itself is largely or entirely fictional (the story is not true, but the LESSON is true). Think of it as a Moral truth.
For example, one of the most important messages in the new testament – paraphrased
Treat others how you want them to treat you.
Don’t hurt them, they won’t hurt you.
Help them, they help you.
Do it because it is better for both.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you” Luke 6:31
This, however is not a formal quid pro quo contract. This is a very simple, yet morally truthful, rule. This same rule is followed by tradition and real laws in many countries – This rule works across all religions, race, gender etc.
So the stories used in the bible to show and highlight this universal truth may need to be updated – retold in ways we can better relate to today – but critically the rule holds.
There are plenty of other lessons and rules in the bible. Many are still universally true today – you just need to think or look deeper.
So look past the surface stories and understand the deeper truths in the bible. It’s in there – I assure you.
It is not fake news.