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.

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  2. Campbell, Shep "The Tribe of Levi" THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL Shep Campbell May 29, 2009. Nov 26, 2017 http://www.israel-a-history-of.com/tribe-of-levi.html
  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