Since it has not been that long since I started taking the Bible seriously, it would silly of me to offer myself up as a Bible scholar. I am not. Nonetheless, I study the Bible, and there are rewards. Here is an example that I still treasure.
For years this verse had made no sense to me. Instead, it just provided yet another example that the Bible is full of self-contradictions.
Mark 15:34 (Today’s New International Version)
And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
I was in my fifties before someone pointed me to Psalm 22.
It seems like it should be odd thing for a man in his fifties to still be full of the cocksure foolish ignorance of his youth, but I guess it is not.