Hi Emily! You made so many great points. I like where you said “ The Hebraic leader is one who understands history and people through the lens of Scripture.” Often, I hear atheists or agnostics critique the Old Testament because they do not understand its historical context. Most importantly, as you mentioned, they do not see the historical context through the lens of Scripture. Scripture serves to educate, instruct, correct, and convict us. Without it, we could never understand the sacred things.