I wonder sometimes where the role of Bible trivia and extensive historical research plays into the Bible. For example, Melchisedec, is a type of Christ in a great part because the Bible does not provide any genealogical record of him, he just appears as though he never had a beginning. If somebody found some ancient monument that recorded an oral history of Melchisedec's parents, to best grasp the meaning in the Bible one would have to try and not think about that discovery. It would be very curious and unnecessary information.
I am not questioning if Q & A about various things does not have some theoretical value, as it eventually pertains to life and death. However, as far as scriptures themselves are concerned, is the Bible ever interested in the curious for the sake of general interest, or the unnecessary to life and death?