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That's a pejorative way of asking it, isn't it? We have a lot of emotional baggage attached to the words 'made-up' and 'fiction.' When we hear these words, we immediately think false!
Christians have a habit of trying to harmonize the discrepancies found in the Bible. Yet this practice contributes to stripping the Bible of what makes it interesting, and what can make it speak powerfully.