Wrong about Genesis...but when they ate from the tree they were aware, conscious...It was called the tree of KNOWLEDGE of good and evil.
Evil existed so why is God the one decieving his creations? So if Satan's mango(the fruit) IS knowledge Capital G forbid Adam and Eve(not Steve) to eat it...this is the the seed of Faith. To believe without evidence.. IMO, A major lesson to not steer to far from an authority figure to prevent questioning, seeking knowledge bc it will be "EVIL"
In the King James Version the Apocrypha books were ommited: there are a lot of stories based in folklore which help contridict other parts.. So yes they did omit it. Why? Why would a King want to omit something and edit a Divine book? The dead sea scrolls prove the Hebrew manuscripts of a few of these books. I know .. Satan put them there.
Additions to Esther
Wisdom of Solomon
Letter of Jeremiah
Prayer of Azariah
Bel and the Dragon
Prayer of Manasseh
When it comes to the books, there are different reasons why some are accepted and others weren't. Some books were simply lost over time. (As I mention both the OT and NT mention texts that are not in the KJV Bible) Take Tobit for example. That book was never considered canonical by the Jewish people. Basically the first five books of the Bible are the most important in terms of OT times. Then you had the writings of the prophets and so forth. I'm very sure there are more writings that were inspired by God, but a lot of them were lost over time. That doesn't make any of the books we have right now, less inspired.
We know people wrote fake Gospels, people probably wrote fake books around the time of the OT as well. What we have now is good, the other books that are not in the KJV, will be good to study. Again some of them are inspired, others are fakes.
You don't want me to get started on explaining Genesis. You wouldn't understand it, so I'll leave that alone for now.
If you've researched this so much more than me then surely you can provide an account of Jesus written by someone who lived at the same time as him.
The person cited in the thing you quoted, Josephus, was born after Jesus died. He wasn't an eye witness.
There are plenty of eye witness accounts within the NT. Peter's letters, James' letter, and John's letters. Besides, again an eye witness account to you is useless. What difference does it make whether or not there are eye witness accounts? Would you believe them? I doubt it.