It isn't written as a history.
I'm not sure what you mean by "supported by historical fact".
The Bible's history is reasonably accurate back to 900 BC.
Accuracy breaks down in the Bible's description of events before 900 BC. But it does describe some historical events from before that time.
As I keep explaining to you, facts are testable. A historian says, if this story is true, then I expect to see this and if it is not true I would expect to see that. Then people go out and check. That is how stories (or theories or any other kind of fact) is tested.
A historian will say "If tens of thousands of Hebrews were kept as slaves in Egypt, then I would expect to see this evidence". That evidence doesn't exist. Then they say "if tens of thousands of people are wandering 40 years in the Sinai peninsula I would expect to see this evidence". These historians have experience, they know what to look for when studying migrant populations. They see nothing.
The Bible's history as far back as 900 BC passes the historians' tests.
The Bible is not anywhere close to accurate back to 900BC.
The Bible mentions kings and kingdoms, but it gets the order wrong.
They mention battles that never happened.
The Bible claims that Esther is famous in this histories of the kings of Persia (she isn't). The Bible contradicts itself in the chronology of Mordecai.
These are myths and stories to prop up a political agenda.
They aren't historically accurate at all.
oralloy wrote:The Bible's history as far back as 900 BC passes the historians' tests.
No it doesn't.
I just gave you several examples where the Bible is dead wrong (or contradictory) that is well into the 5th century BCE.
The Bible gets et the order of kings wrong, invents famous historical figures that no one else knows about, and makes claims that can't possibly have happened. It doesn't pass anything.
Do you believe that people survived being thrown into a furnace because an angel protected them (which the stories claimed happened in the 5th century BC)?
These are myths, including well after 900BC.
If a small band of slaves escaped, that kind of ruins the biblical story.
It is a collection of myths, it was never a historical text.