The myths contained in the bible are much more than simple fairy tales or “wish fulfillment” stories. They are deep lessons about the nature of humanity, encoded in story form, and repeated over generations. And most importantly, these myths provide a collective unconscious backdrop for our civilization.
Myths and legends can be powerful tools for conveying ethical truths and truths about human nature, and that this likely explains the incredible importance that these myths and legends were given by ancient societies.
Dr. Jordon B. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
So if you have the time and interest, this 2 1/2 hour video is for you.