I don’t think the call of Abraham has to be understood as a supernatural nature defying miracle. If you believe every detail in the Biblical accounts such would be necessary. My studies in regards to the Bible tells me it just isn’t that accurate or concerned with history that I would feel compelled to believe all it’s details as written.
As a Christian I have no way of knowing what details did or did not happen 4,000 years ago in most cases. No one does. Some just choose to accept them for other reasons. Some suspect them because the stores are thousands of years old, look like political propaganda and have no real credible lines of transmission. That God called Israel into a special covenant is part of our faith. Exactly what happened and when is unknowable on rational, academic grounds.
What we have are Biblical stories. I prefer to read them didactically and ignore unanswerable historical questions. I honestly don’t think ancient authors cared that much about history in the same way we do. Some of the scenes are historically plausible and some clearly are not (e.g. logistic problems. With the Exodus or internal contradictions between the doublets by the different authors/traditions in the Pentateuch). Most of them are just stories of alleged events hundreds or thousands of years earlier. There is no confirming or denying a lot of what is inside. It is self-delusion to think otherwise.
But I do understand as a part of faith accepting the big picture or the broadest outline of Israel’s redemptive history. But I don’t think Adam needs to be literally there and there is enough murder, slavery, genocide, misogyny, nonsense, contradictions and problems for me to not feel compelled to take all or any of the stories as literally true in all their details. They are meant to teach in my opinion and in some cases we have progressed far behind those ideals leaving questionable morality and standards in parts. Jesus seems to have used fictional stories far more frequently than he did appeals to allegedly historical stories in the OT.
Did Moses get a law from God on Sinai? Maybe. I can believe some guy had an encounter with God and wrote some stuff down. Do all 613 laws in the OT come right from God and were they preserved exactly for ~1300 years or so until the time of Jesus? I very strongly doubt it based on my studies.
Did Adam change the universe? Were there no hurricanes before the fall? Was there no death before the fall? Were there no natural disasters or “dangerous radioactive elements” (per this thread?). The old view of the fall breaking the world is no longer accepted. Because for most people natural disasters, diseases and stuff like that were a part of that broke world. But science has shown they predate humans by billions of years. The fall just brings some vague “spiritual death” into the world but at the time the story was written I doubt Physical and spiritual distinctions were as prominent as today. I’m tired of holding on to the fringes of defeated theology. Science overturned the traditional interpretation of Genesis. Rather than clutching on to things I prefer to wipe the slate and start fresh.
Adam being a representative of humanity works just as well to me as a literary fabrication because in the end I accept no responsibility for Adam’s sin and I deem punishing (feeling it’s effects) all life on account of it unethical. Feeling pains of child birth because of it or making farming harder for everyone is just cruel. It’s just a story. We are all Adam. We all sin. We all feel the alienation from God. We are all Israel exiled from their home by Babylon. We are Babylon to ourselves. Our own worst enemy. Adam doesn’t need to be real because we are and so is our self-imposed exile from God due to our sin.
I’m honestly done with original sin, mythological falls and all that jazz. I’m also done with taking one chapter of Paul in Romans overly-literally as fact and forcing myself to accept Adam as historical because of it.
Jesus was much bigger and did a Hell of a lot more than undo the effects of an ignorant child (intellectually) tricked into eating a piece of fruit by a talking snake. Viewing Jesus as the counter to Adam almost seems sacrilegious. It’s lowering Jesus. It is demeaning, patronizing and does zero justice to the Divine Condescension. God choosing to lower himself and be found as a human in order to reconcile sinners to Himself is the heart and soul of Christianity.