Thank you, blue, for the lift!
While I do believe that the Ardanes pre-date the rede, I think were talking months or years, not centuries or millennia.
While some of the conceptual issues contained therein might well have been passed down from old texts / stories / other ephemera, I believe, personally, that this codification isn't all that old.
That stipulated, I don't believe it renders the list invalid.
One of the reasons this thread is here is that, as was mentioned, most of the exegetical writing I have read is, indeed, oathbound. There are some explanations out there, true, but 95% of the ones I have read...(MANY!)....follow that same lack of understanding down the road to blind following that you mentioned as an occurrence in nearly ALL faiths. And yet others are driven by agenda-tainted "scholars". Even some of the translations have been worded to either support or detract the position of the authors'.