Every weekend, in
our synagogues and churches, our children are told stories from
the Bible - stories of Abraham and Noah; Jacob and Joseph. But
what are these stories really about?
In this probing,
fascinating, and entertaining book, America's leading lawyer
looks at the Bible - and in particular at the Book of Genesis -
as a tale of justice done, justice undone, and justice in the
eyes of the beholder. What if an angel hadn't stopped
Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac?
What does Genesis
seem to be telling us about taking revenge? Or what is it saying
about capital punishment?
biblical commentary from throughout the ages and his own actual
court battles, Alan Dershowitz shines a brilliant legal light on
the stories that comprise the foundation of our society.
What he reveals
is how our shared tradition has formed our attitude toward
modern-day justice - and why we are all engaged in a
never-ending quest to separate right from wrong.