The Old Testament was meant for Jews only. Your Roman and English rulers needed to create a context so they selectively stole parts in order to create a myth. It worked better than any ten armies in subduing the population.The Old Testament is the Law. And what it showed us is that we cannot possibly follow all of it. It shows us that we are in need of a savior. We are all lawbreakers. All of us guilty. Christ came so that we might be saved.