I know of no "actual historian" who is "conflicted" on this subject. Perhaps you have been reading (yeah, right) some zionist shills. The expression "the father of lies" comes from the bible, from John, Chapter Eight, verse 44--it is a reference to "the devil." You must really think people around here are stupid, to attempt to get away with bullshit such as that.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Herodotus does not "mention" anything that he has not seen himself; he otherwise simply reports what people had told him. He visited Palestine himself, and he mentions Palestine at least a half dozen times. This is a typical Finn performance--since you can't answer the post, you just make **** up and attempt to turn it into a sneer. The result, however, reveals you to be a devotee of the father of lies.