NOVA: The Bible's Buried Secrets: Archaeology's New Theories DVD

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Go on a scientific journey to the beginnings of modern religion, and dig into both the Bible and the history of the Israelites through the artifacts they left behind. The film focuses on the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) as the foundation for the great monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This powerful exploration of science, scripture, and scholarship examines the ... More
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Go on a scientific journey to the beginnings of modern religion, and dig into both the Bible and the history of the Israelites through the artifacts they left behind. The film focuses on the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) as the foundation for the great monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This powerful exploration of science, scripture, and scholarship examines the most pressing issues in biblical archaeology.

Producer: NOVA
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2008
Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Discs: 1
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Sp T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Entertaining and teaching
Review by Sp T. on 01/23/22 review stating Entertaining and teaching
People make a mistake to expect to find literal truth in scripture, but this program explains connections that scientific and historical investigation has established to place the biblical narrative in a new context. This program taught me, graduate student in biblical studies, as well as would effectively engage my public high school students.
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Jossef
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5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Informative and Engaging
Review by Jossef on 01/23/22 review stating Informative and Engaging
This is a subject on which so much has been written and debated. This show provides the up to date knowledge in a concise and engaging manner.
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Anne
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Well done
Review by Anne on 01/23/22 review stating Well done
This beautifully filmed documentary dates a hymn beloved by our family, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, to a prayer at least as old as the 7th century b.c. I look forward to hearing more results as the archaeological dig of the city walls of Jerusalem progresses.
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Calena
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Great show!
Review by Calena on 01/23/22 review stating Great show!
This show is awesome!! I love biblical archaelogy and this was great to learn some new discoveries in that field! Thank you so much for showing such awesome shows!
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Gay
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5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Really easy to understand something
Review by Gay on 01/23/22 review stating Really easy to understand something
Really easy to understand something that has seemed complicated to me for years. Quite literally a reference tool for me to use in future.
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Seeker T.
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3.0 star rating
01/13/21
Biased Again
Review by Seeker T. on 01/13/21 review stating Biased Again
I just watched the documentary. Although its research and assertions were more fair than many that deal with ancient origins of religion, this is not saying much. What this show failed to do like others was present a more balanced view of ancient Egypt and its actual beliefs of religion. Although the modern egyptological view that ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece to name a few worshipped many Gods, is promoted like it is itself the gospel truth, there are many who disagree with this notion altogether. These lands did not worship many Gods. They believed in the concept of One God and Ancient Egypt/Kemet developed the concept originally. The believed that this One God manifests in everything we see, touch, taste, feel and hear. Everything to them was/is a manifestation of this One God. There are many who share this view. Joseph Cambell and Dr. Muata Ashby are two of them. So the documentary was biased as it attempted to give the benefit of the doubt to the Isralites as being the originators of the One God principle when in fact the only evidence if any to substantiate this was circumstantial at best.
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Jude A.
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1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Archeologys most recent hoax. Rating 0
Review by Jude A. on 07/17/20 review stating Archeologys most recent hoax. Rating 0
In keeping with PBS / MPT impartial programming it is only fitting that you give equal time to the thorough study by Josh McDowell The New Evidence that demands a verdict and or other views. Otherwise you stand to loose PBS contributers from the Jewish and Christian Communities. In my view this program is another hoax in archiology based on wild imagination and ephemeral facts.
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Jewels
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Thoroughly researched, EXCELLENT.
Review by Jewels on 07/17/20 review stating Thoroughly researched, EXCELLENT.
I was impressed by the variety of scholars and researchers (international) interviewed on this program. Excellent historical/archaelogical scholarship, highly engaging and professionally created.
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Strom B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bibles Buried Secrest
Review by Strom B. on 07/17/20 review stating Bibles Buried Secrest
I love keeping up with new news regarding biblical archaeology. No better place than NOVA to get it.
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Russ
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The DVD is on back order...anybody have
Review by Russ on 07/17/20 review stating The DVD is on back order...anybody have
a copy I can rent, buy or borrow? I have a Sunday school lesson to teach and want to use this video. I am in the DFW area but would like help from anywhere...please email me at ri_ingle@hotmail.com
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Krnsch
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bibles Buried Secrets
Review by Krnsch on 07/17/20 review stating Bibles Buried Secrets
Well done; a super detective story and inspiring at the same time.
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An C.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Job
Review by An C. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Job
While there are small lapses of information (such as Nebuchadnezzar not given as leading the Persian Army as Emperor of Persia when taking Judea)this is a fine job of explaining the Archeological evidences found up to date. Only caution is that they ARE Archeologists, and other scholars need to be used from other sources on such topics as the linguistic evidences of age and dating via languages.
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Chip
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
very well done!
Review by Chip on 07/17/20 review stating very well done!
Having the whole laundry list of degrees in theology and 39 years into ordained mainstream ministry, I was very much impressed with the professional integrity of this outstanding presentation. Well done Nova! And Im glad to see my PBS dollars of support well placed too!
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Teacher's A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Outstanding
Review by Teacher's A. on 07/17/20 review stating Outstanding
I Just recently finished a course in Old Testament Survey and I was taken aback at how because of that class, I was able to follow this documentary as it flowed from one period of Jewish history to the next. I loved it. Thank you for showing it. I Look forward to watching it again.
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Bob
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very Interesting
Review by Bob on 07/17/20 review stating Very Interesting
I thought that this documentary was very interesting and gave me more insight on the origin of the Bible.
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Whiz
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very good correlation Bible vs Facts
Review by Whiz on 07/17/20 review stating Very good correlation Bible vs Facts
Thanks for the ability to review this product.
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Always L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Uniting History with the Present
Review by Always L. on 07/17/20 review stating Uniting History with the Present
Brings together elements of contemporary culture with an amazing breath of archologic and other research.
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Teddy B.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
I would buy similar products many times
Review by Teddy B. on 07/17/20 review stating I would buy similar products many times
Very very informative and educational.
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J04 R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bibles Buried Secrets - PBS Magnum Opus
Review by J04 R. on 07/17/20 review stating Bibles Buried Secrets - PBS Magnum Opus
The Bibles Buried Secrets is PBS Magnum Opus. The evidence-based explanation of how the Torah was developed and written is clear and compelling. This is arguably the best documentary film available. It is a must see for anyone interested in ancient history, culture and the development of religion.
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Bagman B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Informative And Awe Inspiring
Review by Bagman B. on 07/17/20 review stating Informative And Awe Inspiring
I had been expecting this to also have secrets about the book of Genesis and some of the New Testiment as well, but it is nice to see who the Israelits really were really came from. That is interesting along with other the biblical secrets.intersting. The extra features are nice too. It is also nice to see the landscape and old cities too. It is also nice to see what years they took place too.


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