Unbelievable and pathetic error in Eichenwald’s Newsweek article, but don’t expect an apology or retraction (accuracy was never the point anyways). Michael Kruger (well published NT scholar and someone who actually knows what he is talking about) takes it apart in two posts. Sad, because the damage, deception, and misleading will survive among the gullible.
From Dr. Michael Kruger (intro):
“It is not unusual for Newsweek, and other major media magazines, to publish critical opinions of Christianity and the Bible during major Christian holidays. I have lost count of how many March/April issues of such magazines have cast doubt on the resurrection, just in time for Easter.
However, the recent Newsweek cover article by Kurt Eichenwald, entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin,” published intentionally (no doubt) on December 23rd, goes so far beyond the standard polemics, and is so egregiously mistaken about the Bible at so many places, that the magazine should seriously consider a public apology to Christians everywhere.”