On the other hand, that is kind of a weak spot. I mean, wasn’t the Bible supposed to be God’s word and God’s law? So imagine if our own, measly, secular laws were not to be taken literally and were left free for interpretation. Actually, in a way that’s even true, hence judges and lawyers etc (one judge takes a bribe, another doesn’t ). So, what, God couldn’t provide something unambiguous that both the simple desert-dwellers and their distant descendants could understand? Because, otherwise, when things aren’t set in stone, all that splintering of the church, denominations, sects and heresies is a natural and unavoidable consequence.