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History Classics: Mysteries of the Bible - The Bible's Greatest Heroes [DVD]
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MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE: THE BIBLE S GREATEST HEROES contains 10 documentaries on 5 DVDs.
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The big problem with these Biblical documentaries is that they are monotonous, dated, and unimaginative in their presentation style. Every episode features Kiley's sonorous narration with the same woman's voiceover reading Bible excerpts, interspersing scholarly interviews with static photography of religious artwork and some nice modern-day footage of religious and archaeological sites in the Middle East. Also, the episodes spend more time summarizing the Biblical stories than analyzing them. After a few minutes, the repetitive style becomes sleep-inducing, as one comes to appreciate how modern CGI animations and theatrical recreations have amped up the quality of this sort of documentary in the past ten years.
In summary, I think these videos might be of great interest to an adult Bible study or religion class, but I believe teenagers and younger kids will be incredibly bored by the programs. I would not show it to kids or teens today because it is too far removed from the quick-cutting, digitally enhanced television programs they are used to seeing. These episodes (over 7 hours on 5 discs) are remarkably informative as summaries of Biblical stories with informed analysis, but they are also incredibly dull by comparison to the "reality TV" style of more recent cable TV documentaries.
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Disappointed there is more still pictures of statues and paintings then anything else during the narrations. BLAH! I struggled to stay awake in each episode . Pass.Published 5 months ago by Richard
Well explained biblical commentary that is very interesting even to this non bible-thumper.Published 8 months ago by fine film man
I loved the series when it was on tv, and I like it now, when will there be another series like this one?Published 14 months ago by Janet Reid
I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I'm only an amateur of religious history but this seems like a good start.Published 16 months ago by Patrick G.
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