I see a pattern of complexity and coherence in Scripture. It seems that early readers (including Jewish) saw these tensions too, and no one was concerned about contradiction, nor did they usually write it all off as figurative. This is one of the appeals of Genesis, in that in invites deeper engagement by leaving open ended questions. It is and was an effective and timeless technique.
As for “contradiction”, I can accept that on face value, taking the english translation, there do appear to be contradictions if we extinguish our imagination. That is exactly how many American YECs read Genesis, and why they find so much conflict. I’m not sure why that should be a considered a sensible way to read it.
A lot of times, YECs saying ridiculous thing is a primary way how skeptics experience Genesis. I’m sympathetic to the confusion that arises. However, just from a basic place of rationality, before science enters the picture, this is not a sensible way to read it. What matters is the original language and the original context, which is often speaking timeless truths to us all. Even as an atheist that should be agreeing with this statement. The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and Shakespeare are also speaking timeless truths to us, but we can only understand these stories if we engage what they actually wrote and why.