Issac Asimov made a biblical critique, in it, he posits that the herder grew out of the hunter, which was humanities first state – a blissful one, the “original” one. Or at least, remembered fondly by people who don’t do it anymore. The farmer came after, and as modern Paleo diet supporters have glomped onto, is the cause of all modern ills, specifically land ownership, and being stuck in repetitive tasks. So according to Asimov, that’s why herder=good and farmer=bad.
Its not always like that. Jacob who became Israel was a farmer, Easu was a hunter. Jacob wins that round. Eventually.
Maybe the best takeaway from these inconsistencies is that the job doesn’t matter, its the way the person does their job. My kids cartoon bible had Abel sacrificing the very best widdle lamb to God. Cain sacrificed the not prime fruits. Critics just like saying that God demands meat, I truly never noticed that Abel’s sacrifice involved killing something cute.
I was reading recently about the trick Prometheus played on Zeus, conning him out of the best part of the sacrifices. Some ancient writers have Zeus being fooled, and angry, and punishing Prometheus and man. Others say Zeus saw right through it, but so loved humanity that he let himself appear to be tricked, and then, of course, punished Prometheus and humanity.
Deities are sometimes kinda dicks for no reason. If you start with that premise, theism just runs smoother.