Alan Dershowitz: The Bible and the Practice of the Law

"It should come as no surprise that throughout history past and present, the Bible has significantly impacted our culture—in every sphere—including the practice of law—in this case a famous defense attorney!

When announcing a new book featuring Abraham as a key character, Alan Dershowitz, widely known for defending high-profile and controversial cases, says Abraham is the kind of lawyer he has worked to be. A man he says, “who argued with God to spare the innocents who lived among the wicked.”

Alan Dershowitz says he became interested in becoming a lawyer while reading the Bible in high school. In his classes at Harvard Law School where he taught for over 50 years, he admits to quoting biblical sources as frequently as legal sources.

Let’s begin a renewed conversation surrounding the Bible—to bring together people from every sphere in its impact and influence!"

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