The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? When and why was the Old Testament written, and by whom? What do contemporary archaeologists know about the Patriarchs? The Exodus? The Conquest of Canaan? Kings David and Solomon? Where do the people of Israel originally come from? Why were the historical accounts of the Bible written down?
A masterful archaeological and biblical investigation, THE BIBLE UNEARTHED visits digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel-- including Megiddo, the cradle of biblical archaeology, where 7,000 years of history have been excavated. This far-ranging exploration of biblical history also makes use of archival footage of previous archaeological excavations, maps, biblical illustrations and computer animation, revealing ancient architecture, cuneiform tablets and other rare artifacts.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this enthralling documentary features interviews with archaeological specialists and biblical scholars from all over the world, including experts from the Louvre, the Museum of Cairo, the Museum of Jerusalem, and the British Museum. THE BIBLE UNEARTHED does something which has never been done before: it reveals a still-unraveling revolution of what we know of the society, the history, and the men who wrote the Bible.
It takes great skill to convey complex ideas in an exciting way. THE BIBLE UNEARTHED is an honest look at how archaeological evidence is used to replace old theories with new ones about when and why the Bible was written. Excellent. --Tristan J. Barako, Near Eastern Archaeology
A genuine work of scholarship as well as film art. It is the best done of all its genre that I have yet seen. --Dr. Jim West, Biblical Studies Resources
This exciting exploration is a fascinating work of scholarship and has great value in the understanding of the geography of the Bible. --Dr. William Dando, Chairperson, Geography of the Bible