... you ... in direct relation to your contention that "the bible is a reference book on the beliefs of Jewish people over a long period of time" (talking about blanket statements).
So, if the bible is indeed what you say it is, then what is the talmud?
If prayer really works, don't you think all those religionists would've prayed all wrongs gone already?
rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : falsifiability
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -