Did you ever play "Telephone" when you were a kid? You sit in a circle and one person whispers a message to the next, then at the end you compare the original message to the final message. Usually they are completely unrelated. The Bible was written in the same way, one generation whispering to the next the word of God. The result is contradictory and subject to wide interpretation. Treat the Bible like a work of fiction. It will save you.