By historical examples of every culture as far back as we can go, the bible does not stand out as anything different than localized folklore. Each culture only mentions the part of the world that they know of. This is true with the bible there isnt any mention of anywhere outside of the immediate local areas. The content of the stories that are told in the bible entirely are about localized cultures or neighboring cultures. The concepts in the bible are concepts that were shared by the locals and/or their neighbors.
The bible is text book folklore. The bible has no more meaning than any other cultures folklore. The bible is just a book of written words. The bible has no power to define itself as the truth. As you said for anyone to believe in a god takes faith (not a book). So a biblical god translates to just folklore. The only time that a biblical god has any worth is to those that have faith in the god described in that bible.
There I disproved the biblical god. So if you want to claim that your folklore god in the bible is real then you must show the evidence that supports your claim. Until then the bible shall be treated just like all folklore is treated, just as a tall tale with minimal historical content that isnt important to the claims of the stories inside.