Does it represent anything for your religious life? How do you make sense of it in your religious life? How do you take it? Do you believe in it? Do you believe the Old Testament is inerrant?
How do you take stories like the first couple, the destruction of Sodome and Ghomorrah, The Flood of Noah, the choosing of Jacob over Edom, the macabre petition of God for Abraham to sacrifice his Son, the Exodus, the Conquest of Canaan, all the Israelite wars, the partiality of God in the Old Testament when it refers to the Jews, and all the rest of the poring of blood, divine wrath, vindication and so on?
How do you work the Old Testament through in your faith?
I pray the Psalms sometimes. I find it helpful spiritually.
The ancient texts are not scientifically inerrant. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah has a basis in fact and archaeology. God's partiality results from the fact that Israelites recognized Him when other nations didn't or those nations had mistaken views.