According to modern critical scholars (in the academic sense) of a more liberal bent, the history of Israel as presented in the Old Testament is basically a fiction.
The word canon comes from the Greek kanon (κανων), meaning “rule.” The canon of Scripture thus refers to the rule of Scripture, identifying what is Scripture. But the issue of canon actually deals with two questions: (1) Which books belong in the Bible? (2) And what should be the order of these books?
The Bible is a hard book. It was written thousands of years ago in other languages and in different cultures. Christians therefore need resources to help them study the Bible.
God is always the hero in the story of the Bible. He created man from the dust to bring Him glory, yet man has continually rebelled against Him. But God in His grace and goodness has been redeeming man ever since, restoring man in his relationship with Him and promising to fully redeem His people at the final resurrection.