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The Bible's buried secrets

Author: Gary GlassmanLiev SchreiberStockard ChanningProvidence Pictures, Inc.National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)All authors
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents archaeological 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 archaeological 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Glassman; Liev Schreiber; Stockard Channing; Providence Pictures, Inc.; National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781593758707 1593758707
OCLC Number: 271271930
Language Note: Closed-captioned ; described video for the visually impaired.
Notes: Special features: Over 30 min. of extra scenes including From concept to complete featurette; teacher's guides.
Credits: Directors of photography, Ibrahim El Batoni ... [et al.] ; edited by Rob Tinworth ; music, Ed Tomney.
Performer(s): Narrated by Liev Schreiber ; Bible readings by Stockard Channing.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS television series Nova on Nov. 18, 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; anamorphic ; Dolby digital.
Contents: Merneptah Stele --
Who wrote the Bible? --
The exodus --
The Canaanite cities --
Israelite origins --
The search for YHWH --
House of David --
Archaeological method --
Architectural evidence --
Ideas about worship --
Birth of Judaism --
Sacred scrolls --
The Bible today.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova in association with National Geographic Channel ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Presents archaeological 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 archaeological 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?

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