I did read Newsweek's crazy-ignorant, unscholarly, hate-filled article on the Bible - "The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin." I thought about responding but I'm already doing a lot (teaching at seminary last week), and assumed scholars better than I would. And so it has happened.
Newsweek has published a response from Dr. Michael Brown (PhD in ancient and Semitic languages, NYU). It's worth reading. Brown is a hundred times the scholar that the Newsweek writer is. Read it in its entirety and you'll learn a lot about the Bible and interpretation theory.
Here it is: "A Response to Newsweek On the Bible." And thanks to Newsweek for publishing this.