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The Feiler Phenomenon

Coming down on a new generation of pop Bible books.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_feiler_phenomenon_20021108

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths" by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow & Co, $23.95). Like the stock market, belief in the Bible as a record of past events goes up and down. Such belief is now skidding toward a low point. While the sobriety and detachment of professional scholarship may numb us into forgetting that anything crucial is at stake in Scripture's historical accuracy, let's not forget.

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