The Bible is seen in different ways either as a historical document or and article of faith,and thats the way most people see it.
You either have faith or you dont,you either believe or you dont.
Eddier you bring up what you see as contradictions but you are not a believer,to a believer they are mysteries of faith.
I would like to bring up some science:The Big Bangscience states that the the universe appeared out of nowhere.Just like the Bible says it did.
There is scientific evidence of a Great Floodand many cultures have Noah like stories,you must remember that the Bible was written by men and the "world" to them was a very limited area.
I dont agree with those that put the biblical age of the world,the Bible states thousands of years are but a wink of an eye to God.
There are ruins in Lebanon and Peru that appear to have been built by giants.
The bottom line is that a non-believer will see contradictions,one who is anti-religion will seek them,but one who believes and has faith will see none.