We are all seeking the truth, so much has been hidden. My only, very small perception of the Old Testament is that perhaps, it was written out of a result of each authors perception of God. Like many perceived G-d to be angry and vengeful, simply because they perceived Him that way. Hard at times to see from our own perspective and not be clouded by anothers perception, which usually results in seeking the Higher Self within for the truth.
Honouring each of your journeys, as we are ONE. Yet being mindful not to honour them MORE than my own walk/journey. Otherwise I have setup another idol.