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The Bible’s Buried Secrets

NOVA, SBS TV (12 and 19 September, 2010). www.sbs.com.au

Reviewed by Karyl Davison

THIS DOCUMENTARY, aired on SBS in two one-hour parts, uses the latest archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament.

It tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Old Testament? When? Why? And how did the worship of a monotheistic God come into being?

Filmed on location throughout the Middle East, this film transports viewers into the world of the Old Testament through guided explorations of ancient ruins and advanced digital animation techniques.

It brings sacred places, including the long-lost Temple of Solomon, to life.

Artefacts and ancient manuscripts are discussed and explained by leading archaeologists and biblical scholars making it a fascinating and informative program.

It explores the historical authenticity of the biblical narrative using a powerful intersection of science, scholarship and scripture that helps give insight into the deeper meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures.

I highly recommend The Bible’s Buried Secrets to anyone who wants to understand the Old Testament more fully.