Can we use the Bible as a history book? Or does it just provide a bunch of interesting allegories and moral stories?

his•to•ry (ˈhɪs tə ri, ˈhɪs tri)  n., pl.  -ries.
1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
2. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usu. written as a chronological account.

  1. Henry, Matthew Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible Bible Study Tools Jan 01, 2014. Nov 15, 2015
  2. Campbell, Shep "The Tribe of Levi" THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL Shep Campbell May 29, 2009. Nov 26, 2017
  3. STEINMANN, ANDREW "THE MYSTERIOUS NUMBERS OF THE BOOK OF JUDGES" The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 3 2005: 491-500
  4. Thiele, Edwin R. The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings . Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1983
  5. McFall, Leslie "A Translation Guide to the Chronological Data in Kings and Chronicles" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 1991: 3-45
  6. Dallas Theological Seminary, "The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament " ISBN: 0882078135 . Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 1983