Shalom, everyone! The following is a video embed of the documentary “The Bible’s Buried Secrets” by PBS NOVA. Who wrote the Hebrew Bible? When and where was the Hebrew Bible written? Were the characters in the Hebrew Bible prior to the Exodus real people, or were they mythical characters? Who were the ancient Israelites? Were the ancient Israelites ever a monotheistic culture? When was monotheistic Judaism developed? Does Judaism resemble anything of the ancient Israelite religious practices? When, where and how did the ancient Israelites adopt “Y-H-V-H” as their nation deity? Were the ancient Israelites the complete opposite of the Canaanites whose land they conquered? Or were they the same people, who spoke the same language, worshipped the same deities, celebrated the same festivals? How and why were the Canaanites demonized in the Hebrew Bible? What is the “Documentary Hypothesis?” Historical and archaeological evidence presented in this documentary show some uncomfortable truths about those we know as ancient Israelites and the scribes who wrote the Bible.
This will be the first in a series of posts examining the true origins of our Bible and the Israelite/Canaanite people. The Bible must be read objectively, thoroughly, and without bias; this book is not to be followed blindly. Those who follow the Bible blindly or without scholarship often do irreparable harm to innocent people. As we have stated before, we should all endeavor to uncover the truth about our spiritual systems and their related texts:
“It is the glory of Elohim to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a matter,” ~ Proverbs 25:2
Welcome to the scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies:
Where did the ancient Israelites come from?
Who wrote the Bible, when, and why?
How did the worship of one God – the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – emerge?
The Bible’s Buried Secrets (Full Documentary)
Video from DocumFeed/YouTube