The Book of Mormon references several seminal events from the Bible. These events, standing alone, could be taken as metaphors or myths, but given the Book of Mormon reference, does it force believing LDS to accept these biblical events as literal?
Adam and Eve, the Garden, etc
2 Nephi 2:19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth.
Tower of Babel, how many languages came to be
Title Page of Book of Mormon: An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven
Moses, leading Children of Israel out of captivity, Parting of the Red Sea
Helaman 8:11 Therefore he was constrained to speak more unto them saying: Behold, my brethren, have ye not read that God gave power unto one man, even Moses, to smite upon the waters of the Red Sea, and they parted hither and thither, insomuch that the Israelites, who were our fathers, came through upon dry ground, and the waters closed upon the armies of the Egyptians and swallowed them up?
Noah, the world wide flood
Alma 10:22 Yea, and I say unto you that if it were not for the prayers of the righteous, who are now in the land, that ye would even now be visited with utter destruction; yet it would not be by flood, as were the people in the days of Noah, but it would be by famine, and by pestilence, and the sword.
I’m sure there are many more. What ones can you think of? The bigger question is does a believing Mormon have to take the above items literally since they are referenced in the Book of Mormon as actual events, or it there another way to read the Book of Mormon that lets us have a non-literal reading of the Bible?