The Bible's Buried Secrets

The Bible's Buried Secrets

DVD - 2009
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Presents archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God--the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--emerge?
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2009]
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2009
ISBN: 9781593758707
Branch Call Number: 220.9 B471B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 23, 2016

Great insights into the real history of the Old Testament and the Torah.

aaa5756 Sep 01, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Jun 11, 2012

The authors of this documentary express an awful lot of confidence that they know exactly what happened 3000 years ago, but every time scientists have expressed such confidence in the past - then a new discovery has added further light, we have found the modern interpreters were totally mistaken. I am sure this documentary is no exception. I go with the original documents, not some know-it-all's overconfident guess after 3000 years.

Jul 06, 2011

This was a really fascinating documentary. I was really interested to learn that some Bible stories are likely true, with archeological finds to back them up, while others are likely stories created by a people who wanted a better past. I thought Stockard Channing was a strange choice for reader of the Scriptures, but she did a great job. And Liev Schreiber as narrator is always great.

Jul 05, 2011

God had a spouse. I think that's my favourite part of this thing, the one god creation occurred much later in the religion. This was a really interesting documentary because I'd always seen the Old Testament as a bunch of oral stories that had no basis in truth. The reality, as shown here, is that as far as the current batch of anthropologists can tell, some of the people in the bible are real and the timelines may be more or less accurate. However, the stories themselves are mostly pure fabrication as the existing evidence does not support the mass exods theory, etc. Another fascinating thing is how they are able to parse the parts down and to clearly identify the different authors of the Old Testament.

Apr 30, 2011

i didn't get why it's called bible's secrets this documentary about Jewish people where they come from and how they came to worship one god. very interesting documentary


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aaa5756 Sep 01, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 Sep 01, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr


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