David: Truth be known, you are the "barely literate" one. Was Homer "barely literate" when he wrote his famous "classics?" You are right that Yahweh revealed Himself to a few of the ancients...so that the prophecy of Gen 3:15 could be fulfilled and the human race saved. Various "signs and wonders" were given so that those who saw them would know that those prophets (and, later, the Apostles) were telling the truth. I recommend a bit of serious study and reflection.