All the people at that time believed in the pantheons of many GODs, who worked through sculptures. These GODs most often identified with the forces of nature (GOD of the sun, GOD of the sea, etc.) and were born, married, and led real lives. The GOD revealed at Mount Sinai, however, is different from all these. He has no partners, brothers, or spouses.
He strictly forbids the worship of any other GOD, and he is not one of the forces of nature, and no statue or any form in his image can be made. Why did he adopt such unusual ideas with Israel, so different from those usually practiced in the ancient world?
If these are fictional stories, why were the “inventors” not content with creating their own Hebrew pantheon, similar to that of the other peoples noted at that time? Why did they not show tolerance towards the GODs of other peoples, as was customary at the time, but went to war fiercely against any kind of foreign GOD, which only created difficulties for the People of Israel in its relations with the neighboring peoples?
There is no doubt that it is much more difficult to get people to believe in a myth that contains such a different religious perception than is accepted in society. Logically this might endanger this group of people and others would perceive them as a threat, yet paradoxically it is this differentiation that kept Judaic tradition alive.