I'm reminded of Thomas Chatterton. He created a person out of thin air, gave him personality, a collection of his own works and Chatterton fooled many people, even intelligent ones, that this person actually existed when he actually didn't; all the imagination of Chatterton.
I know a lot of people like to say that Hebrews, Christians, even Muslims and other religious people way back then were just farmers, and laborers of some kind but the thing is, many laborers today are just like them but afforded, perhaps, more in life in concern to educational opportunities. So, for some back then could it not be held true?
If Plato, Socrates, Da Vinci, etc., were brought from the past to today
, would they been seen as intelligent people or just less educated to the average farmer here?
For all we know, Socrates invented Plato. How do we know that Plato existed but for Socrates? Or other contemporaries of Socrates? We don't. There's whole history of Plato that could be made up.
Not saying Hebrewism didn't exist but what if it didn't? What if it's a concoction of some Jews; probably best if they were because the Judaism really has nothing too in common with Hebrewism. Hebrews were a warring nation. When were the Jews?