There is a reasonably large community of GHMB participants that have posted on these subjects, and broader discussions as well. Through the 19th and well into the 20th century, the historical evidence for Biblical figures had been so thoroughly debunked that the scriptures came to be regarded as myth. Albert Schweitzer tried to restore some of the Foundations with "The Quest of the Historical Jesus," but it was too early, and he spent much of his adult life as a medical missionary in Africa. Meanwhile, the evidence became more and more detailed--and more and more complex.
It's only in this century that the pieces are beginning to come together--and the debunkers are beginning to be debunked. There is a whole series of documentary movies that popularize attempts to reinterpret scriptural texts--both through ancient manuscripts and archeology:
There are alternative perspectives:
It's somewhat like Graham Hancock's approach.
Closer to your interests, we recently had discussions related to the Gospel of Thomas.
Your contributions will be very welcome.