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Mysteries of the Bible
is a documentary
Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record...
television series that was originally broadcast by A&E
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from March 25, 1994 until June 13, 1998 and aired reruns until 2002. The series is about biblical
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mysteries and was produced by FilmRoos
FilmRoos was a film production company that produced such documentary television series as Mysteries of the Bible , Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years , and Banned from the Bible for the A&E Network....
. The Discovery Channel and BBC
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also released a series of the same name in 2003 http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/bbcworldwide/worldwidestories/pressreleases/2003/08_august/mipcom.shtml
- "Moses at Mt. Sinai" original air date 25 March 1994
- "Jesus at the Galilee" original air date 1 April 1994
- "Joshua at the Wall of Jericho" original air date 8 April 1994
- "Cities of Evil: Sodom and Gomorrah" original air date 15 April 1994
- "Masada—The Last Fortress" original air date 22 April 1994
Jesus of Nazareth , commonly referred to as Jesus Christ or simply as Jesus or Christ, is the central figure of Christianity...
: Holy Child" original air date 29 April 1994
- "A Violent God" original air date 6 May 1994
- "Noah and the Flood" original air date 13 May 1994
- "Scarlet Women of the Bible" original air date 20 May 1994
- "Jerusalem: Holy Deadly City" original air date 27 May 1994
- "King David: Poet Warrior" original air date 16 September 1994
Abraham , whose birth name was Abram, is the eponym of the Abrahamic religions, among which are Judaism, Christianity and Islam...
: One Man, One God" original air date 6 January 1995
An Apocalypse is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament...
: The Puzzle of Revelation
The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testament. The title came into usage from the first word of the book in Koine Greek: apokalupsis, meaning "unveiling" or "revelation"...
" original air date 13 January 1995
- "Archenemy: The Philistines
Philistines , Pleshet or Peleset, were a people who occupied the southern coast of Canaan at the beginning of the Iron Age . According to the Bible, they ruled the five city-states of Gaza, Askelon, Ashdod, Ekron and Gath, from the Wadi Gaza in the south to the Yarqon River in the north, but with...
" original air date 27 January 1995
- "Queen Esther
Esther , born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther.According to the Bible, she was a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus...
: Far Away and Long Ago" original air date 10 March 1995
In religion, a prophet, from the Greek word προφήτης profitis meaning "foreteller", is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and serves as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people...
s: Soul Catchers" original air date 17 March 1995
- "The Execution of Jesus" original air date 14 April 1995
Joseph is an important character in the Hebrew bible, where he connects the story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Canaan to the subsequent story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt....
: Master of Dreams" original air date 9 September 1995
- "Herod the Great
Herod , also known as Herod the Great , was a Roman client king of Judea. His epithet of "the Great" is widely disputed as he is described as "a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis." He is also known for his colossal building projects in Jerusalem and elsewhere, including his...
" original air date 15 December 1995
- "The Bible's Greatest Secrets" original air date 4 January 1996
- "The Last Revolt" original air date 7 January 1996
- "Angels and Devils" original air date 18 January 1996
- "Life and Death in the Holy Temple" original air date 25 January 1996
- "Who Wrote the Bible? Part 1 of 2" original air date 25 February 1996
- "Who Wrote the Bible? Part 2 of 2" original air date 25 February 1996
Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious cosmological or metaphysical term for the physical or transcendent place from which heavenly beings originate, are enthroned or inhabit...
In many religious traditions, a hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as endless. Religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations...
" original air date 6 April 1996
- "The Lost Years of Jesus" original air date 25 May 1996
- "Job: The Devil's Test" original air date 12 September 1996
- "Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder is a ladder to heaven, described in the Book of Genesis, that the biblical patriarch Jacob dreams about during his flight from his brother Esau.-Source:...
" original air date 26 September 1996
- "Biblical Angel
Angels are mythical beings often depicted as messengers of God in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles along with the Quran. The English word angel is derived from the Greek ἄγγελος, a translation of in the Hebrew Bible ; a similar term, ملائكة , is used in the Qur'an...
s" original air date 14 November 1996
- "The Last Supper" original air date 21 November 1996
- "Love and Sex in the Hebrew Bible" original air date 12 December 1996
- "Cain and Abel
In the Hebrew Bible, Cain and Abel are two sons of Adam and Eve. The Qur'an mentions the story, calling them the two sons of Adam only....
: A Murder Mystery" original air date 8 March 1997
- "The Story of Creation" original air date 6 April 1997
- "Paul the Apostle" original air date 13 April 1997
- "King Solomon" original air date 20 April 1997
- "Mary of Nazareth" original air date 11 May 1997
- "The 10 Commandments" original air date 8 June 1997
Note that there may be more episodes.
- "Messiah" original air date 10 August 1997
- "Old Testament Heroines" original air date 1 November 1997
Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He is best known for his betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief priests for 30 pieces of silver.-Etymology:...
: The Ultimate Betrayal" original air date 6 December 1997
- "Maccabees: Revolution and Redemption" original air date 20 December 1997
- "John the Baptist
John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure mentioned in the Canonical gospels. He is described in the Gospel of Luke as a relative of Jesus, who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River...
" original air date 7 March 1998
Magic is the claimed art of manipulating aspects of reality either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult laws unknown to science. It is in contrast to science, in that science does not accept anything not subject to either direct or indirect observation, and subject to logical...
A miracle often denotes an event attributed to divine intervention. Alternatively, it may be an event attributed to a miracle worker, saint, or religious leader. A miracle is sometimes thought of as a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature. Others suggest that a god may work with the laws...
s" original air date 7 June 1998
- "Samson and Delilah" original air date 13 June 1998
- The Exodus
The Exodus is the story of the departure of the Israelites from ancient Egypt described in the Hebrew Bible.Narrowly defined, the term refers only to the departure from Egypt described in the Book of Exodus; more widely, it takes in the subsequent law-givings and wanderings in the wilderness...
Saint Helena also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and the mother of Emperor Constantine I...
- The Secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name...
- Jesus and the Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The image on the shroud is...
- Heaven, Our Eternal Home
- The Gates of Jerusalem
- The Bible's Buried Secrets
"The Bible's Buried Secrets" is the title of a NOVA program that stirred controversy even before its first airing on PBS, on November 18, 2008. According to the program's official website: "The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern...
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....
- Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, D.Phil. is an American Biblical theologian and author. He is Professor of Theological Studies and Director of Peace Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and is frequently quoted on the History Channel's religious programs.-History:Smith-Christopher...