Skip to comments."The Bible" on History Channel
Posted on 03/03/2013 5:52:55 PM PST by MacNaughton
"The Bible", History Channel, 8/7 p.m., Sunday, 3/03/2013
So far in the book of Genesis ...
1. No mention of Ishamel being a wild ass of a man raising his hand against all other nations (a kotow to Islam).
2. The story of Lot, Sodom, and the 2 angels. It was presented from the revisionist homosexualist perspective, i.e., the sin of Sodom was inhospitality, not homosexual sex with the 2 angels.
Will watch some more, but certainly looks like the producers chose to take their script from The Queen James Bible, 2012.
The History Channel has an agenda.
Yeah, but does Roma Downey agree with that agenda...so far The Bible is pretty good.
You do have to admit that gang rape is pretty inhospitable.
Bad on em.
Hopefully, the story will pick up from there.
Skipped Joseph, one of the most beautiful stories in the Bible.
plus they only mentioned Jacob and Easau. Thought they would have a scene or 2 on them since Jacob become Israel.
Lamb in the thicket, not a ram. Small detail but a detail just the same.
It was rather clear that the inhabitants had turned away from God and the show so far has stayed with scripture. Sending Ishmael into the desert should surely get some people thinking. Im sure each of us would have included different aspects and done things a little differently but it had to have been a daunting task to decide what to include and how to structure the show to both keep peoples attention and stay true to scripture at the same time. Overall I think they are doing a good job.
There was one shot where 2 people were kissing and you could not tell for sure if the second person was male or female. Just a flash.
So far, it’s fantastic. The goal is to get people inspired, interested, and get them to pick up a bible themselves. They can read it themselves.
Ninja angel oh give me a break.
I can almost understand why they would avoid emphasizing the homosexual sin of Sodom here. If you want to raise the ire of the all-powerful “gay” lobby and get the rest of your series possibly banned or blocked before it even gets started, get ‘em P.O.’d right off the bat. We’ll see how it goes after this.
Not too bad so far.
Well, if the History Channel’s version of the Bible isn’t your cup of Tea, you could watch “Fighting Creeping Creationism” on PBS’s Moyers and Company.
Moyers, just another sniveling Commie being funded by the Taxpayers.
worth watching. in 2 hours one can quibble on details, but all I’ve seen is right.
I have to get back to my park ranger job, but our pastor (LCMS) said if we watch this, don’t take this as the real deal of Scripture. I’d be very cautious of this production. His wife said it may be the work of the devil in many scenes.
How do you know? That comes later.
Is Kelsey Grammer playing Moses?
The story of the patriarch Joseph comes in Genesis before the story of Moses which begins in Exodus. You may be thinking of Joseph in the New Testament.
I've long been fascinated by angels, and believe they've been, and continue to be sent to intervene in both sweeping historical events and in the lives of ordinary people far more often than we might think.
While I don't give them the full force of Holy writ, two of the most credible contemporary stories of what might be described as angelic intervention involved characters with the appearance of a German shepherd and Jimi Hendrix. I suspect that angels take on the appearance of whatever God needs them to.
the production is powerful! the acting very good.
This will get to a lot of people to think about the Bible..people who are Christian and also those who have left the faith or have no faith. If it can do this for some people..great.
“No mention of Ishamel being a wild ass of a man raising his hand against all other nations (a kotow to Islam).”
Ishmael was not the progenitor of the Arab peoples.
I may have made a mistake but anytime the “History Channel” does a program in which there is the chance for political correctness, they always go for the PC version. therefore I don’t want to get irritated so have quit watching those type shows.
They do some good shows when it is simply history.
I just ran across it at about 9:54....so I missed most of it tonight...but skipping the story of Joseph? That’s very foundational to a lot of stuff going forward, not to mention a beautiful story...
..and sometimes they are the very essence of God, as with the burning bush encounter.
I’m watching that part right now. I’m scratching my head. Is this to appeal to the modern audience? If so....I don’t know what to think.
You're setting an awfully high bar for today's population! ;^)
Right, humanly speaking, there can be no Exodus, which it did cover, without Genesis ending with Joseph’s body in a coffin in Egypt.
It was the average entertainment...I thought many liberties taken to tell a plain story.
Sarah was way too young. Ishmael never taunted Sarah and issac. The bible doesn’t tell of Moses learning he was adopted....way too much made up stuff.
It was a little worse that I hoped for. I won’t watch the rest...
they interrupted their UFO programming? and their marathon about that vulgar bunch of fat a$$es that run a sleazy pawn shop in our modern day sodom and gomorrah?
It says in Exodus that Moses went out to be with his brethren. This would indicate that he was fully aware of his Israeli roots. Much of his first 40 years is not known, and anything we do know comes from extra Biblical soruces and Islamic sources.
This movie like many including"Jesus of Nazareth, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Ten Commandments, and one of my favorites "Gospel Road" will not cover all bases nor can they in time constraints. They also didn't show Lot or Noah getting drunk.
Still it may be perhaps enough to get people thinking. I'd say the best of this series is yet to be seen. A movie I don't expect to be word for word nor exact. For example I don't think Joshua was born when the actual Exodus began or if he was he wasn't of the age of accountability. The generation that rebelled against GOD in the wilderness did not see The Promised Land.
If you want accuracy 100% The bible is the only place and truth comes Spirit Lead. But we also have to remember many of the early converts to Christianity were not saved by someone reading written scripture but rather by word of mouth accounts of witnesses. Scrolls were few and far between. Yet The Word Of GOD in truth will remain intact.
My family membersat that watched it loved it. I plan to watch a later broadcast.
Consider the audience and have some grace.
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Some forget Abraham had several sons later after Sarah's death through another legitimate marriage besides Isaac. But The Bible as well as the movie did say Isaac would be the one through which GOD's Covenant would be fullfilled through Sarah. Abraham went on after Isaac and had several more sons. Genesis 25 explains
1Now Abraham married again. Keturah was his new wife, 2and she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3Jokshans two sons were Sheba and Dedan. Dedans descendants were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites. 4Midians sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These were all descendants of Abraham through Keturah. 5Abraham left everything he owned to his son Isaac. 6But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to the east, away from Isaac. 7Abraham lived for 175 years, 8and he died at a ripe old age, joining his ancestors in death. 9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite. 10This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites, where he had buried his wife Sarah. 11After Abrahams death, God poured out rich blessings on Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahairoi in the Negev.
Some people here will probably criticize the New Testament episodes for not using real nails during the Crucifixion scene.
I’m taping this and will watch it tomorrow; it’s on, but I’ve been distracted with work and other obligations.
All I know (as a huge “Touched by an Angel” fan) is Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are faithful Christians, and given that they are involved, I think it will be excellent.
They can’t fit in everything in the Bible into a mini-series. I think it will be inspiring and quite moving.
Just as Mel Gibson’s movie was. When I saw it, I cried—and met elderly people who had seen it over and over. I bought it and watch it every Easter season. My son (17) is probably old enough to watch it, though I would never have my 13 year-old daughter do so.
It seems no one can make anything religious-oriented without being criticized.
LOL that made me laugh, was really out of place.
NO doubt angels in the Bible are warriors, but this was a ninja angel, lol
I thought it was generally Okay. I noticed that the stone tablets are shown, but what is written on them isn’t stated.
LOL, that's what my husband said...
Right. People forget that the name Arab is a kind of broadbrush term to cover desert people who appeared on the scene centuries afterwards.
Right. The lessons in Sunday school dont tell this story.