The Bible was written well after most in it were dead and gone. There are many who base their religious beliefs on specific doctrine which proclaim to have biblical based rules and regulations. What has to be remembered is this, during the time of Jesus and even before him, (the Jewish prophets etc. etc) there was no Bible. Ideas, experiences, speeches, miracles, healing, martyrs, all stories of these things were passed down by word of mouth. The Torah (Jewish laws) were in writing before the Bible. The whole reason there was such dissension during the days of Jesus and his disciples was that there was to be inclusion of all people in the loving and praising of God. Where as the Jewish doctrine claimed that only the Jewish people had the love of God and that the written laws of the Torah must be followed. So the uprising begun. But still there was no Bible. This came so much later. And only came about by way of a copulation of handed down stories from secs of religious fanatics. The Bible is intended purposely to be interpreted by all. What one should walk away with is God's expectation of us is based on love, faith, sacrifice, humbleness, charity. That is all. There is no pomp and circumstance. There are no flying banners. There are no animal sacrifices. None of that is required to love God and he you.
Lamentations 3:22 – 25
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his
compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your
faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will
wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the
one who seeks him.