"In the case of MacBeth, we know who the author is and we know it was intended as a work of fiction. I think a better analogy would be the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The origin of the King Arthur story is unknown and…"
"Each of those consists of a single literary genre: Homer is epic poetry; Herodotus is historical chronicle; Plato is philosophical dialogue. Comparing the bible to one of those is like comparing hummus to a salmon steak. Each is what it is.
"Compare it to Homer, Herodotus, Plato - and include the new testament. Then find me passages in all that work that compare.
Even if you refrain from giving points for style - the plots and themes aren't as good as the Greek myths."