It also surprisingly modern. It has the stuff we love: incest, rape, gory murders (A tent spike through the head? Awesome!), men loudly bragging around the size of their penises, genocide (not the depressing Holocaust kind, the "good" kind of genocide), and a ruthless god that is so incompetent that he chooses the dumbest humans on Earth to go on a mission of conquest in which they fail by their own success. We enjoy seeing a seemingly invincible mighty character making poor choices which result in their own humiliation.
He's proud to a psychopath!