The ancient historians and the classical philologists would have many important things to say about the biblical themes, b
but the canon of subjects of the universities prevents them from dealing scientifically with biblical themes.
Without the quarrel with dissenters, theology has atrophied. What great insights has it provided in the last hundred years in which the other sciences have been successful?
Theology still clings to the biblical fairy tale of the great kingdom of David, to the source separation in the Pentateuch of the 19th century and to the supernatural miracles of Jesus! If this is to be science, then good night.
Theology is not a science, only scholasticism, because it does not endure radical criticism, it dies as science of oxygen deficiency.