Skip to comments.History Channel's Bible Series: Episode 2
Posted on 03/13/2013 3:14:44 PM PDT by Jandy on Genesis
The second episode of the History Channel's Bible series is likely to have as many viewers as the first episode, which broke all 2013 records for cable programs with 13.1 million viewers.
The second segment covers the "tribes of Israel" returning to the "homeland" under the leadership of Joshua (Yeshua/Jesus). These Israelites were Horites and they were fighting other Horites to gain control of important cities in Canaan. The Horites (Horim in Hebrew) were a caste of ruler-priests who were in charge of the shrines in Canaan. These shrines were in the important cities that the warriors of Joshua attacked.
The Samson segment pointed out that some Horites took Nazarite vows to refrain from wine and beer and to leave their hair uncut. In some African languages "delila" means troublesome flirt. This story highlights the conflict with the Philistines, but belongs in the category of nationalistic literature, not history. Other stories in this category include the heroines Susanna and Esther. The Samson story serves sets up the story of David as a warrior who is victory over Goliath.
Life under the "judges" (morehs) is passed over as the story moves to Saul and David. This was unfortunate, as here we might have learned about the authority of women in the ancient world. The judges included women such as Deborah. Judges 4:4-6 tells us, Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet who was judging Israel at that time. She would sit under the Palm of Deborah, between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites would go to her for judgment." Deborah is associated with a tamar at the sacred center between these two important shrines.
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How ‘bout next time post the whole thing? :)
It did, sorry you missed it. ;-)
The first episode was too PC’ed for me, but I enjoyed the second episode quite a bit. I felt it. It got to me.
I agree, the second was better. The first started out looking like a cheap production to me.
I must have caught it the second time. I was seeing portrayals of antiquity but I couldn’t help but think of how much money it cost to produce it. There is something about watching stuff like that where the people were so poor, destitute and diseased when the world was so much smaller, but then you remember that millions of dollars were spent to make it look ‘real’. Weird.
Chances are it looks the same now as it did back then. ;-)
“Chances are it looks the same now as it did back then.”
Get yer program!...You can’t tell the extra terrestrials from the human beings without your program...Get yer program here!
LOL!! This would be great on many wedding programs too!