@gbrooks9 You’re being obtuse! Or are you abstruse as sometimes you seem a little off-kilter!
I’ll answer this one, as it is something I think about often.
On Ezra and Nehemiah, are you expecting modern levels of epistemology in a 400 BC or so census tally and genealogies when they are collected from different sources, and different people?
That isn’t where the Authority evident! The authority is in the actions of Nehemiah and Ezra as they acted out on the prophecies saying that it was time to go back to Israel. If it wasn’t time, they would not have been able to go!
I contend that the percentage of inspiration of the original text follows the Pareto ratio of approximately 20% inspiration, and 80% human language, culture, writer’s backstory, ect: The context in which the inspiration is couched.
However the Authority from that collaboration is the inverse, with 80% of the authority coming from the message, and 20% from the writer’s 80% context.(You can juggle the ratios, Pareto’s don’t need to be 80/20).
Even more, the Authority is multiplies by the connections of the overall message spread across so many writers over so many years, all providing a cohesive whole far beyond any single author’s capability.
The translations is always a problem. Remember the old Persian saying “The Translator is a Liar!” However, it appears that Elohim’s Spirit does tend to “shepherd” his word with bad translations being dropped, and newer ones coming along when needed. And in the modern age, with our abilities and research into languages and philology, we have much better translations (NASB for example) than ever a KJV of any version. Though those were “adequate” for the time.
Elohim chose to use people. Otherwise, just carve it on a big rock and drop it in front of the palace (or wherever!)
Elohim’s word was a verbal story narrative, until Moses, Chroniclers, Poets, Priests, and Prophets wrote the written narrative. The Elohim provided the Living Narrative in Yeshua! Lastly, Holy Spirit speaks the living narrative in our hearts.
I don’t worry too much about the limitations and imperfections in the narrative. The Authority is still there even if some people can’t see it, refuse to see it, or misuse it. Nothing new there since Moses!
Respectfully (with a poke or two!)