Ya Read one scripture , you decipher it, you feel happy with what you made from it.
You then read 5 scriptures, you decipher them, you now know 3 out of them 5 you translated good, i mean reallllll good.
You're now 20 scriptures in. You suddenly realize that your scripture translations are SPOT ON.
Now you've translated 30 scriptures , there is now no doubt whatsoever that you ard in tbe top 100 of Scripture translators that has evvvvvver lived.
And five of the thirty scriptures you just deciphered you are close to certain you do then better then any other being that has ever lived or will ever live.
You've a certain quirky way that translates the scriptures so so good.
Coming to the end of reading the bible it is blatantly obvious that God had this book written and past on over time to end up with you.
You being the reason why God " MADE " the bible.
you can believe in a god until the cows come home.
But without joining a group / picking the correct true holy book.
Without a holy book having a belief in god is nothing more then having a belief in God.
So knowing that making a religious group is a " STRICT FOR PROFIT " business.
The answer to your question is , well i think is.
The OT was made to get a few things the creator's of the OT want. Commandment #1 is the gist of why the bible OT was written.
And from writing it certain people gained.
People will ALWAYS take advantage of people.
Tricking Ten men to work in ya farm for the love and glory of God ( amen ) is ummmmmmmm, well its handy.
The OT was written for the purpose of gaining stuff.
Running numbers , ponzi schemes came later on.