Monday, March 04, 2013

The Bible mini-series Episode 1 in Review

Steadfast Lutherans has a useful review of the first episode of the History channel's The Bible mini-series:

The Bible – Night One review…

March 4th, 2013 Post by
bible-parableSo last night the History Channel docudrama “The Bible” premiered.  It was overall a hard episode (actually two episodes) since it covered the time of Creation (covered by Noah retelling Gen 1-3 on an Ark filled with terror and worry) all the way to the story of Rahab and the beginning of the conquest of the Promised Land.  It was very interesting what the writers chose to cover and what they chose to not cover.

The chapters of the Scriptures which are covered in these first two hours are:  Genesis 1, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22.  Exodus 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 20.  Joshua 1, 2.

First, some hopeful thoughts.  I am hopeful that people may actually ask their pastors about this more or even get back into the Scriptures after seeing this to get “the rest of the story” so to speak.  Face it, if you are going to cover thousands of years of human history in a matter of two hours, there are going to be some real gaps (like Jacob or Joseph) and very shallow stories (Abraham and the covenants with God).  It is simply impossible to...<read the rest>