Shalom, everyone! The following is a video embed of the 2005 documentary “The Bible Unearthed: The Making of a Religion,” based on the 2002 book, “The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts” by renown archaeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman. This documentary takes a deeper look into the true origins of the ancient Israelites, most likely a subset of the Canaanites who are so reviled by the biblical text. Also discussed is whether Abraham, Moses and the Exodus were real people/events or myths, the original culture of the ancient Israelites/Canaanites, archaeological evidence these groups left behind, the true origins of monotheism and how the Bible was written and canonized.
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 video may offend some, however, in our quest for truth we must accept the facts both pleasant and unpleasant. Of course, our universe has a Divine Creator – the Supreme Being. That does not change. Who He is our human minds will never fully understand. Nevertheless, we must serve Him as our existence depends on Him. We must continue to question all the dogma we have been fed in the past.
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
The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? When and why was the Old Testament written, and by whom? What do contemporary archaeologists know about the Patriarchs? The Exodus?
The Conquest of Canaan? Kings David and Solomon? Where do the people of Israel originally come from? Why were the historical accounts of the Bible written down?
A masterful archaeological and biblical investigation, The Bible Unearthed visits digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – including Megiddo, the cradle of biblical archeology, where 7,000 years of history have been excavated.
This far-ranging exploration of biblical history also makes use of archival footage of previous archaeological excavations, maps, biblical illustrations and computer animation, revealing ancient architecture, cuneiform tablets and other rare artifacts.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this enthralling documentary features interviews with archaeological specialists and biblical scholars from all over the world, including experts from the Louvre, the Museum of Cairo, the Museum of Jerusalem, and the British Museum.
The Bible Unearthed does something which has never been done before: it reveals a still-unraveling revolution of what we know of the society, the history, and the men who wrote the Bible.
The Bible Unearthed: The Making of a Religion
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