The Bible runs the full gamut from the good to the bad to the ugly. What it is NOT is a reliable source for instruction on ethics, morality, fact or anything remotely resembling a consistent guidance system.
While there may be occasional flashes of inspiration and primitive wisdom in the Bible (as in any ancient book of myths and legends), the Bible as a whole is a compendium of mythology, filled with numerous atrocities (supposedly commanded by god), direct internal contradictions and factual errors the cherry-pickers never seem to include in their Sunday School lessons. This becomes clear if we examine the origins and structure of the Bible, compiled over hundreds of years by scores of writers, each with their own biases and often conflicting opinions and values.
The Bible — largely plagiarized from earlier Sumerian and Babylonian mythologies — is no better and certainly no more literally factual than the mythologies of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Incas or Mayans, who were far more advanced in science, math and culture than the primitive tribal Hebrews, and whose religious mythologies evolved into modern sciences, unlike the anti-science postures of Bible literalists.
Here are HUNDREDS of specific examples of atrocities supposedly commanded by god, direct internal contradictions, factual errors, and failed prophecies that they never teach in Sunday School, with each example fully documented with chapter-and-verse references that true believers can look up in their very own Bibles: