Being finite, we can know nothing of God unless he graciously reveals himself to us. “God exists in unapproachable light. None have seen him, nor can he be seen.” Christ, not the Bible, is the living, infallible and inerrant Word of God, the visible image of the invisible God.
I believe God guided the hands and minds of those who wrote, re-worked, edited and compiled the Bible, and that it does precisely what God wants it to do. The Bible is good for “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” However, I do not believe it is good for training in Cosmology, Biology, Plumbing or Motor Mechanics, and those who try to use it in such manner do the Christian cause great mischief… As Galileo famously quipped, the Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.
I love this Lewis quote: “I take it that the whole Old Testament consists of the same sort of material as any other literature—chronicle (some of it obviously pretty accurate), poems, moral and political diatribes, romances, and what not; but all taken into the service of God’s word. … The total result is not “the Word of God” in the sense that every passage, in itself, gives impeccable science or history. It carries the Word of God; and we (under grace, with attention to tradition and to interpreters wiser than ourselves, and with the use of such intelligence and learning as we may have) receive that word from it not by using it as an encyclopedia or an encyclical but by steeping ourselves in its tone or temper and so learning its overall message.” (Reflections on the Psalms: Ch 11)