The Bible is to be taken literally or it does not make sense. The problem is that God dealt differently with man in the OT than the New T. This view of the Bible is called dispensational. God, Himself, did not change, but man was not ready right from the start to catch all that God had planned and had to be spoon fed truth. The New T. gives great insight into the OT. The writers wanted the new believers to understand Jesus and what He did in dying, being buried, resurrected, and ascended. Jesus Himself, on the road to Emmaus with the two disciples showed them how the OT spoke of Him after He was raised from the dead. Luke 24:14 - 32 In particular, see vs. 25, 26, 27.
While many on this site say that the Bible does not make sense or that it is jibberish, if you search through the history, language of the times, and customs that were prevalent back then, you can understand the Bible, too. It is not easy and takes a lot of work, but if you seek you shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, ask, and it shall be given unto you. That is a promise from God and either it is true or the Bible should be used for wrapping fish, as many on this site believe already. Sincerity is called for. While I can't tell if some one is sincere, Jeremiah 17:9,10 says God sees the heart. When some one sets out to find out if these things are real and sure, if they are lightly looking it is an elusive thing. If they diligently seek Him, He will be found. The seeking must be through humility, though, not through arrogance.