Anyone interested in the Bible really needs to check out Xoroastrian's channel on YouTube.
Here's another interesting bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...YA&feature=feedu
He's published a couple hundred by now.
Understand, X does not clam that his conclusions are necessarily the last word on any subject, but an honest reviewer will grant that they are at least plausible. A properly skeptical viewer will grant that they are more plausible than the magic and superstition of the texts taken at face value.
I encourage y'all to explore X's work in depth. At the very least, it's most interesting.