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NOVA’s The Bible’s Buried Secrets

April 12, 2011

Program Description

In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest 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?

HT: Jim West who adds, “Of the genre, all respect to Francesca, I think this [is] the best.  NOVA does good work.”

 

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