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This question was already asked but closed. This is my initial understanding of the Bible, that it consists of the following:
- Historical "facts", as there are physical evidences such as the Moabite stone.
- Religious doctrines, from the Old to the New testament.
- Prophecies, which of course do not qualify as a historical fact because those predict the future.
Considering only the item 1 I stated above, can the Bible, or the particular records in it, be considered "historical facts"?
My understanding of a "historical record" is that it was scholarly written. I am not pertaining to doctrines which may cause debates, but to the historical records only, such as the existence of Herod the Great.