The bible is like an onion. While it is meant to be taken literally, it also has layers upon layers upon layers. Originally written in Hebrew, each letter of the original Hebrew alphabet, had a number, a picture, and an alternative meaning, so, in addition to what the words were saying, the letters of the word, the combinations of the numbers, pictures and other meanings tell a much deeper, clearer picture and in many cases an entirely different story just like the parables.
According to Proverbs, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2). Unfortunately, without being diligent, we barley scratch the skin let a lone get down a few layers.
Due to our customs, our religion, values, and familiar upbringing, we are not even aware that such a thing exists; “You are experts at setting aside and nullifying the commandment of God in order to keep your [man-made] tradition and regulations. (Mark 7:9) and partly because it is beyond our natural ability; “...Eye has not seen, nor ear has heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him". 1 Corinthians 2:9. Hidden in plain sight, the layers of the bible are so many that without revelation knowledge from God, it goes right over our heads and even then, our hearts are so hard and our mortal thinking is so limited that none of us can grasp the full extent of it. "...now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is". (1 John 3:2).
Revelation Knowledge From God:
However, if we are interested, all we have to do is ask; If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him". (James 1:5).
The more we study the deeper we can go.
Here are a few notes from our Bible Study.
1. The meaning of the names of the descendants from Adam down to Noah
2. The meaning of words in the bible
3. בְּרֵאשִׁית - Bereshit In the Beginning