Explain how these stories can be affirmed as mythic AND be useful to the Jewish sense of self and later Christian theology

Having read the stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs in Genesis and the stories of Moses in Exodus, we find narratives that drive Jewish worship and later Christian theology. Yet a close read of these texts demonstrate a lot of mythic characteristics.

Explain how these stories can be affirmed as mythic AND be useful to the Jewish sense of self  and later Christian theology.

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