With regard to the Flaming Sword," you could go to my website where I describe the results of my research into Human Behaviour. I show why we have to explain, how explantions become beliefs, and how beliefs have to try to spread and destroy other conflicting beliefs. We actually need the "Flaming Sword" but some of us recognise it and get past it.
As to the Phoenicians, I have long suspected that there was somthing we were not being told, but everytime I looked into it I found so many conflicting stories that I gave up.
I think you have a wonderful insight into the subject and willl follow it up diligently. This may be the kiss of death as I so very seldom find people who think as I do. All I was ever told was wrong!
The philosophy I have developed from my researches enables me to live a long and happy life, no matter what my circumstances.