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Thoughts and reaction's on History Channel's THE BIBLE. Remember it is a movie/miniseries not a religious document, so keep civil. So what are its strength and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, purpose, what did you learn, etc.

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Was the Queen of Sheba a Black (as in race) Woman? Tell Black Ethiopians she wasnt. Tell the majority of Black people she wasnt, and tell them she was as white as Bo Derrick. Then tell them that it really doesnt matter, because God looks at the heart not skin color. Which is true, but were not comparing apples to oranges here.
Whether Solomon and Sheba had a child (is not in scripture), who many black Ethiopian people claim to be the descendants of Solomon and Sheba, Black Jews (whether true or not) tells you Black Ethiopians believe Sheba was black.
If someone casted Bo Derrick as the Queen of Sheba in a Historical Epic, this SAME argument would be here in reverse.
---kathr4453 on 3/28/13


Actually, if you stop to consider it, the truest English Language would be closer to British English, not the "butchered" American English. English certainly started from roots way before the Queen's English, for it goes way back to the Tower of Babel. But, GOD created proper English as spoken by the English.
---Gordon on 3/28/13


Kathr: Bilhah was a servant girl of Rachael (one of Jacob's two wives). Because Rachael was barren, she chose her servant Bilhah to conceive a child by Jacob (her husband). That child's name was DAN. He was "half-Hebrew" & the patriarch of the nation called Danites of which Samson was born into.

Unlike Jacob & Rachael Bilhah definitely was not a Hebrew. So, what nationality was she? Was she a descendant of Shem, Ham or Japhet? Most likely she descended from HAM, the ancestor of numerous black nations.
---Leon on 3/28/13


May want to read Jeremiah 13:23.....and even more interesting, read that verse in every translation there is. Yes, you can do that online.

Micha..I'm really not sure what you are saying?, that everyone is Black, or no one is black, there is only one race, or there are distinct races, or that the 12 Tribes of Israel were different races, tongues and tribes, or were they Jews, who are classified as Caucasian.

Now for Samson and Mother to be black, as appears on the History Channel, it looks as though a small fraction of Caucasian blood was mixed with a whole lot of African blood and not vice versa.

Or you are saying Sampson's father was also 100% African too?
---kathr4453 on 3/28/13


Numbers 6:5
5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

The first know DREADLOCKS was from North Africa.

Some article online defended the African Samson by saying that these Locks could only mean DREADLOCKS. Well, that would mean only AFRICANS could be a Nazarite.

What some people say amazes me.
---kathr4453 on 3/28/13




can't remember who it was but in the old testament a guy married an etheopian girl that was fair to look upon. my memory leaves me who the guy was. can someone help me with this. the bible does make reference to different races. when a girl is fair to look upon, that means she is beautiful.
---shira4368 on 3/28/13


\Well, scripture is full of references to Black People as People who were baked in the sun too long. Look it up, I'm not kidding.\-kathr4453 on 3/27/13
You may believe this, but it is not true. That is why you cannot produce the verses.
Here are the 2 closest I have found and neither refer to the black "race", but rather illnesses.
Lam 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
Job 30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Maybe Job and Jeremiah were black?
It is obvious there were no distinctions in color in the Bible. This only came about from the evolutionary mindset on who was more advanced. All they saw was skin color.
---micha9344 on 3/27/13


Nobody seems to have a problem when they see a tall, white anglo-Saxon with blue eyes and straight nose with a neatly trimmed beard in a white robe posing as Jesus,--aka on 3/27/13

I had a problem with it.
We all know that Jewish people look like. There are black Jewish people, but very few.

The problem isn't with other made movies in Hollywood, but with
THE HISTORY CHANNEL.
They are suppose to tell history as it is. Not make up stuff.

Go to HBO, A & E, Showtime or the like for drama. They can have a black Jesus for all I care, because it is a movie.

But not THE HISTORY CHANNEL!!!
---Nikki on 3/27/13


Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? ---
---kathr453 on 3/27/13


//There's a purpose for adding or taking away from the Word.//

Samson as a black man is problematic...but

Nobody seems to have a problem when they see a tall, white anglo-Saxon with blue eyes and straight nose with a neatly trimmed beard in a white robe posing as Jesus,

(Or jeshua, jehusala,
Jehashi. Yahasashua, or whatever His name is these days.)
---aka on 3/27/13




"...And I don't think Sampson spoke English, either"
---James_L on 3/27/13


Neither did anyone else in the Bible James_L. :) We speak English! Shouldn't the movie be in English? Did it sound odd hearing the Samson actor speaking the Queen's English? What matters for me is I could understand what the "actors" were saying. I don't remember anyone questioning Charlton Heston's portrayal of Moses! :D

The only thing I liked about The Passion of the Christ movie was they spoke in the actual language of the day. That made it seem more authentic & I didn't mind reading the translated dialogue at the bottom of the movie screen. Otherwise, the movie was very painful to watch.
---Leon on 3/27/13


Well, scripture is full of references to Black People as People who were baked in the sun too long. Look it up, I'm not kidding.

But there is no scripture where Sampson and his mother were ones baked in the sun too long.

"Black" referring to RACE is a Today word prefered to be used by Black People, but I think those who study Geonology say the Black RACE descended form "Cush". So now go back to Dan's Geonology up to Sampson and see if CUSH or anyone from the descendents of CUSH married into the tribe of Dan.
---kathr4453 on 3/27/13


"\\if Sampson were Black, scripture would tell us\\
---Kathr4453
That is where you are wrong.
Find one instance, other than the Ancient of Days [GOD], where someone in the Bible was described by their skin color and not by their ancestry/nationality."
---micha9344 on 3/27/13


What you say is VERY TRUE Micha! :)

"don't you think sampson was a middle eastern fellow?"
---shira4368 on 3/27/13


It really isn't just about what we "think" Shira. What are the BIBLE facts?
---Leon on 3/27/13


" \\if Sampson were Black, scripture would tell us\\
---Kathr4453
That is where you are wrong.
Find one instance, other than the Ancient of Days, where someone in the Bible was described by their skin color and not by their ancestry/nationality.
---micha9344 on 3/27/13"

Agreed! Why would God care about mentioning a person's skin color, when it doesnt matter in the first place. Its about the heart.

Just as there are whites who wish to twist the truth, there are also blacks who do the same, such as in the black hebrew israelites cult.
---LindaH on 3/27/13


News Flash...Just in...Jackie Chan is playing Paul of Tarsus, and Owen Wilson is playing the Ethiopian Eunuch Philip witnessed to.
---kathr4453 on 3/27/13


\\if Sampson were Black, scripture would tell us\\
---Kathr4453
That is where you are wrong.
Find one instance, other than the Ancient of Days, where someone in the Bible was described by their skin color and not by their ancestry/nationality.
---micha9344 on 3/27/13


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don't you think sampson was a middle eastern fellow?
---shira4368 on 3/27/13


\\why not speculate that Jesus was black also?\\
---Mark_V.

At the church my brother attends, there is a painting of a black man with a jheri (jerry) curl, wearing a white robe, holding a lamb

I asked him "Who the heck is THAT supposed to be?"

I'll give you one guess.


\\if Sampson were Black, scripture would tell us\\
---Kathr4453

That's right. And I don't think Sampson spoke English, either.
---James_L on 3/27/13


Nikki, you hit the point I was trying to make. When people begin to add or take away from the Truth, they have an agenda. Why make Samson black when it is not mention in Scripture? There's a purpose for adding or taking away from the Word. While the movie cannot put every detail down, the least they could have done was put down the Truth. When I heard someone here say that the Son of Perdition was the anti-christ to make his theology fit the Rapture story he was presenting he was adding to the Word. Ruben says, God is always in control, then turns around and says, but not of man, how can He be always in control? When Jesus said, I will never leave you nor forsake you, he said you can leave. How can he leave someone who will never leave them?
---Mark_V. on 3/27/13


Nikki, I think you nailed it 100%.

Everything has to be so politically correct these days...

It's the World View approach, which, yes, tries to push out the Jews. I didn't want to be the one to say that, since I'm a Jew, and get enough grief here for that reason.

Perfect Nikki, you being Black, will be more received than if I said it.

Good post.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/13


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Kathr, don't be sorry!! I am a black Hispanic, and it shocked me when I saw Samson black.
You can speak as you please. This is America!!
MarkV is correct. I believe the show did it because it is popular to be black. Why not change history? It seems to be pushing out the Jews.

I dated a Muslim who told me since I am black then I was born Muslim and shouldn't be RCC.

Putting Samson as a black man is trying to imply that the Muslims where to true children of God not Jews.
Remember, many people don't read the Bible and rather see it on TV.

Whether or not he was Black isn't my issue, but seems to be troubling many others & CN bloggers.--Leon on 3/26/13

Yes, including this black woman- ME.
---Nikki on 3/26/13


Kathr: The Bible shows a pattern of the Hebrew's occasional marrying into other ethnic groups during & after their release from slavery. If "we see" no genealogical references, perhaps "we" need to study those ol' begats more carefully. :) Everything occurring back then couldn't possibly have been written in Scripture. But, HOW it was written gives "evidence" of many possibilities if we'll only open our hearts & minds to receive it.
---Leon on 3/26/13


Kathr: I wonder how those who "know more than we do" would know Samson wasn't Black. Were they there? :/ Whether or not he was Black isn't my issue, but seems to be troubling many others & CN bloggers.

For me, the subject is merely interesting. I'm open to Bible evidenced truth (patterns, etc.) whether or not it fits my particular ethnic model. Like my God, I believe what really matters is the condition of the human "HEART", not our skin color.

By the way, I'm glad you think there's nothing wrong with being Black & please don't be sorry about bringing up the subject. It's obviously a discussion that needs to be had so we all can grow in knowledge & understanding of God's plan for our lives.
---Leon on 3/26/13


Markie: "YOU" aren't told because your heart is hard & your mind is closed. Drip, drip, drip... You're such a superficial, boring, NAG (Proverbs 27:15) who knows nothing & don't know you don't know. That's the truth of the matter! :)

Again, God bless your lil' pea pickin', prejudiced heart. God loves you & so do I. Repent! :)
---Leon on 3/26/13


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We are never told Samson was black. To say he was is to speculate. Nowhere are we told he was from a differenct race other then an Isralite. Why not just say, he was the antichrist. That is what someone else here believes that the son of perdiction was. Anyone can speculate, but not written in the Bible as many other things not explained to us for a reason. I know why Leon would very much like for him to be black. Obama is black, why not Samson, and why stop there, why not speculate that Jesus was black also? We are not told he was. Why add to Scripture?
---Mark_V. on 3/26/13


Ok Leon, We KNOW Joseph married an Egyptian Woman , as scripture tells us that, we Know Moses was married to an Ethiopian woman as scripture tells us, but we see no such reference to any Genealogy concerning Dan, or the descendants marrying from the heathen world. We even know Esau married a Canaanite .

There is nothing wrong with being Black. I'm not prejudice at all Leon, but I believe if Sampson were Black, scripture would tell us. Scripture has never hidden the fact that any Black person was a Black person. Scripture is not prejudice .....that mentality came about years later.

Sorry I even brought it up. But it was a question MANY have asked RE the show, and many who know even more than we do say he was not Black.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/13


Samson, the son of Manoah, was a descendant of Dan (who was a son of Jacob/Israel). Since Dan's family are Danites & Samson (the son of Manoah) was a distant relative (great, great, great...grandson) of Dan, Samson's family were Danites! :)
---Leon on 3/25/13


Very astute observation Micha! :)
---Leon on 3/25/13


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Samson's Danite family came along long after the Exodus & very well could've intermarried with other nations (ethnic groups) of people.

---Leon on 3/25/13


Not sure where you got that, but DAN was one of the 12 sons of Jacob. A Dan"ite" is the tribe of Dan.
---kathr4453 on 3/25/13


We are all various shades of brown--one human race--all from the same ancestor--there is no reason to doubt various skin colors within a nation, especially when nations so closely intermingle as Eqypt did with Israel.
---micha9344 on 3/25/13


That is about the silliest thing I've ever heard. The fact that different races exists is self-evident, It's a FACT. To seensomeone saying there is no such thing as races is unbelievable. Of course we are not all one race.
---Jed on 3/25/13


We are all various shades of brown--one human race--all from the same ancestor--there is no reason to doubt various skin colors within a nation, especially when nations so closely intermingle as Eqypt did with Israel.
---micha9344 on 3/25/13


Kathr: I don't find Bible geneaologies a bit "boring"! I've learned to pay close attention to them because they 1.) show how families/nations (good & bad) faired from generation-to-generation, were blessed or cursed 2.) shows "very important" emphasis when certain men are repeatedly named 3.) shows insignificance (perhaps God's displeasure) when men's names are consequentially omitted 4.) shows unusual "high importance" when women are named in the geneaologies. Women, as you know, mostly aren't named. They're simply called "daughters". It should jump out at you when a woman is named in the "begats"! :)

For me, reading Bible geneaology is like panning/mining for gold nuggets! :)
---Leon on 3/25/13


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"...the tribe of Dan [wasn't] Black before their Captivity, or before they were scattered...[it's] highly unlikely...[Samson]...[was] Black." [?!!!]
---kathr4453 on 3/23/13


Kathr: I didn't say the "Hebrew tribe" of Dan was Black before the Egyptian captivity or afterwards. While in Egypt, there very likely was "SOME" intermarring between Hebrews, Egyptians, Nubians, etc., that produced mixed race children like a Samson. For example, Joseph was interracially married to an Egyptian (African) & had two sons (Manasseh & Ephraim).

Samson's Danite family came along long after the Exodus & very well could've intermarried with other nations (ethnic groups) of people.


---Leon on 3/25/13


Leon, what you say has truth, however, the tribe of Dan was not Black before their Captivity, or before they were scattered. Since Israel is all now scattered, yes, you will see a diverse group.

I believe if you study those BOORING genealogy's seeing Samson is early on in Judges, it is highly unlikely he or his mother were Black.
---kathr4453 on 3/23/13


--continued-- Instead of "proving" the Israelites could not marry any foreigner, Deut. 7:1-4 says just the opposite! God specified "7 nations" out of all the earth they were not allowed to intermarry with or make treaties with. Notice, God was dealing with nations, not skin color.

So, is it possible Samson may have been a dark skinned (black) man? You (bloggers) tell me!

Growing up, I've known & currently have Jewish friends. Some have European white features & others are Mediterranean olive in complexion. But, many others have distinctly African features (complexion, hair texture, etc.). Again, was Samson a "dark skinned Israeli" man & does it really matter? :)
---Leon on 3/23/13


what scripture tells of peter pulling Jesus out of the water?
---shira4368 on 3/23/13


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Scott 1, I believe that the heart of many Christians is to speak about Jesus in anyway they can. Their intention is good from the heart, but wrong in what it accomplishes. Churches today try all kinds of gimmicks to get people committed to Christ. There is no gimmicks or ideas needed by man. God changes the hearts of individuals. God draws them to Himself, and makes it possible for other believers to witness the gospel truth to to those who are lost that God wants to save. You could be at a store, and God can put someone in your path, and will give you the words to say.
---Mark_V. on 3/23/13


Jed, my apologizing and Making a correction of two entirely different scenes, in no way changes the fact that in politics you are EXTREMELY RIGGID UNMOVING, yet in the scriptures you take the opposite approach..
---kathr4453 on 3/23/13


I will have to say, the events are two different things, where one being a clip having Peter pull Jesus out of the water was not the scene of Jesus walking on water.

Just wanted to correct that.
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


Exactly as I thought. You didn't watch the show. You're attacks on me were totally unwarranted.
---Jed on 3/22/13


I will have to say, the events are two different things, where one being a clip having Peter pull Jesus out of the water was not the scene of Jesus walking on water.

Just wanted to correct that.
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


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Wow, from the sound of the things going on in this series, I'm so glad I only watched part of the first show. Sounds like things get worse & not better. Did they really show Jesus chest deep in the water? Or was you joking about that? Surely, EVERYONE knows there's a difference in walking IN water & walking ON water!!:-/ I mean, that's one of the easiest miracles to act out. Put something in the water for the actor to walk on. At least pretend to put forth an effort to get it right. Sounds like a complete waste of time & a big disappointment to me. They could've had something great if they'd tried.
---Reba on 3/22/13


So Jed, what ws your take on Jesus walking on water? The series has Him chest deep in the water where Peter is pulling Him into a rowboat??

I remember then Peter being instructed to walk out on the water ...and woops, Peter looks down and falls in and Jesus is pulling him out. Why take away the miracle of Jesus walking on water?
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


Jed, for someone who sells himself as a staungh Glenn Beck fanatical republican conservative, it is rather odd when coming to Christianity or the scriptures you are a bleeding heart liberal.

What an oxi-MORON!
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


aaa, when I said Goliath I really meant Samson.
Kathr here is correct about Samson. My point was if it is not Truth, do not show it. Movies don't save anyone, just like cross's do not save anyone. Idol's of any kind do not save anyone. None can ever give the full Glory God. Our Heavenly Father draws sinners to Himself (John 6:44,45).
When Jesus said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, the disciples were greatly astonished, saying,
"Who then can be saved?" and what was Jesus reply?
"But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:24-26).
---Mark_V. on 3/22/13


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It has been pointed out the close resemblence between OUR PRESIDENT and the actor who portrays the devil when Jesus is led into the wilderness to be tempted. They do look related.
---Born on 3/22/13


Kathr, you must not have watched the show.
---Jed on 3/22/13


Samson's parents were Israelites from the tribe of Dan, so Samson would not have been a black man.

However, for the purposes of the mini-series, and a "world view" not scriptural in the first place, this series is for RATINGS not anything else.

Is Survivor Christian, or Shark Tank? This same supposed wonderful Christian has produced those shows as well.....it's all about MONEY and ratings.
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


The fact is, it appears that in this series ALL MIRACLES of God were taken out, and replaced with humanism.

The FLOOD was not even about the DRAMA of a leak or not...it was about JUDGEMENT because of sin.

Did the supposed leak so overshadow the story that the real meaning of the flood was not even there?

It seems to be that which has overshadowed here....so what does that tell you.
---kathr4453 on 3/22/13


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aaa, good answers. No idol, movie, image will ever give the Truth. Leon said,
"Eat the meat & spit out the bones! Be glad for the few accuracies (seeds) in the series & pray the inaccuracies won't further confuse the minds of folk who are genuinely seeking to know & understand." When have inaccuracies saved anyone? Then says,
"minds of the folk who are genuinely seeking to know and understand" Scripture tells us about the lost:
" there is none who seeks after God" (Rom. 3:11).
Only believers seek God. Only the Truth of
God's Word is Truth, and only the Truth saves.
Was Goliath a black man? Did God really tell Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?
---Mark_V. on 3/22/13


Agreed. And if Christians don't get the full thrust, where does that leave the unbeliever who isn't applying any throttle at all? ---James_L on 3/20/13

It leaves them right where they need to be...In need of God.
---aaa on 3/21/13


frankly I never looked up what pitch was. I just know it sealed the ark because God told noah to use it and noah obeyed. thanks for clarifying this for me.
---shira4368 on 3/21/13


FYI: One kind of PITCH is plant resin. Pitch is a name for any of a number of viscoelastic, solid polymers. It can be made from petroleum products or plants.

Ancient shipbuilders traditionally used pitch to "waterproof" wooden containers, i.e., help caulk the seams of wooden sailing vessels.

I don't believe for one instance Noah, etc., were in any danger because God had secured them safely in the Ark HE designed.

Amen Zenia!!! :)
---Leon on 3/21/13


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Cluny, I didn't change the subject. I was only using the writing of the Bible as an example to God getting a job done perfectly through human hands. Saying,that the ark could've been built by Noah perfectly. Without leaks. There's no way I could ever believe that God would go to the trouble of having an ark built to save a family from a flood, then letting them fear for their lives wondering if the ark was going to stay above water. Movies try to give God a limited human nature. He's far more, Much bigger than that.
---Reba on 3/21/13


I thought I was going to be wowed by christian intellect. This is an opportunity that has been placed before us as missionaries in Christ Jesus. We are suppose to follow his example. Did he argue back and forth? NO! He taught. I'm praying God sends those who are watching and will be seeking him and we can teach them through his word what is true and correct. So there are some inconsistencies the fact is it's reaching millions. What are you reaching? Brothers and sister's in Christ go to your bible and read the fruits of the spirit. Are we living that? Are you making it a daily practice to love or to be right? Who cares if the ark leaked? Someone that didn't know it now knows Noah built an ark and followed God's instruction and was SAVED! Amen.
---Zenia on 3/21/13


the ark didn't leak. God told noah how to build and it had pitch, whatever that is. I do know pitch is a sealer. God closed the door. God don't do anything half way, He does it right. we have a beautiful picture of salvation. God sealed our heart and shut the door on sin and he is the only one who can open it. my salvation is sealed by my heavenly Father.
---shira4368 on 3/21/13


\\I have no proof except for my faith that the Bible is without mistakes.
---Reba on 3/20/13\\

Why did you change the subject?

I thought we were discussing whether the ark leaked (as depicted in the mini-series), not whether the Bible has mistakes.

Make up your mind.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/13


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Reba, AMEN!!! God can fix what man cannot!!!

Ge6:22 Thus did Noah, according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Ge7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
"shut him in" meaning to "repair, shut up together, to inclose."

Hopefully we can agree that if Noah, being human didn't get it quite right, the Lord did!!!

By the way, the ark is a picture of the church. It may be full of sinners, but it was designed by God!
---trey on 3/20/13


Cluny, I completely agree that we humans can't do anything perfectly, HOWEVER, I do feel that since God was able to get through human ignorance to get the Bible written PERFECTLY by human hands, I feel certain when He designed the ark & had Noah to build it, He(God) made sure it was built correctly. Of course, that's just my personal opinion, I have no proof except for my faith that the Bible is without mistakes.
---Reba on 3/20/13


\\I didn't like the fact that the ark was leaking- God designed it- so I believe that wouldn't have been a problem. \\

Why do you say that?

God designed it, but humans built it.

One thing all printed Bibles in any language and translation make clear is that mere mortals never do ANYTHING for God and get it 100% right.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/13


Reba I agree. Sarah did not plead with Abraham either to not go and sacrifice Isaac. What's up with that. It makes Sarah look faithless.

unfortunately because so many don't read and study teh Bible, all these lies added , many will go around and actually believe it is truth.

Christian or not, True Christians are very guarded about adding to scripture what is not there.

Why not just tell it as it is written.

Hallmark did a great one on Peter and Paul. Another great one was "Joseph". Both stayed exactly with scripture. It can be done.
---kathr4453 on 3/20/13


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\\Most Christians don't apply the full throttle, thus they don't get the full thrust.\\
---aaa on 3/19/13

Agreed. And if Christians don't get the full thrust, where does that leave the unbeliever who isn't applying any throttle at all?
---James_L on 3/20/13


Did it negate the thrust of the biblcal passage to alter the drama account? I didn't think so. james l

Well since the main thrust of the bible is witness of the prophets. Put on the armor...

Most Christians don't apply the full throttle, thus they don't get the full thrust.
---aaa on 3/19/13


I watched it for about 5 minutes and found it to not be accurate. So I turned it off. I'll just stick with the real thing!
---trey on 3/19/13


I didn't like the fact that the ark was leaking- God designed it- so I believe that wouldn't have been a problem. When the angels went to Sodom, the movie had them asking Lot for help. That is NOT what the Bible says. Then they were fighting the people & getting wounded. That is not gonna happen to an angel. Come on people. God is far more powerful than that!! Then, Abraham went to sacrifice & found a baby lamb to use instead of Issac. The Bible says it was a Ram caught in the thicket.Gen. 22:13... I haven't watched it since. In my opinion, It's not even close to the Bible.
---Reba on 3/19/13


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Jed,
First I think it is a great adapation of the Bible both visually and in spreading the message of faith and trust. The biggest concern is that they made Moses a confident leader way to fast when really Moses needed to see the effects of the plages in that God is powerful and faithful more than the Egyptians did. They made Abraham and Lot separate more like Lots idea not Abraham's leadership. They did do a great job with Sarah and Hagar, David and Saul,
---Scott1 on 3/19/13


Everyone on here keeps saying things like "even with it's inaccuracies". Have any of you people actually watched the show? What inaccuracies have you noted thus far?
---Jed on 3/19/13


Even with it's inaccuracies I am glad that at least people are watching it. Let us pray that many will actually pick up their Bibles and read them.
---Samuelbb7 on 3/18/13


Good points, James L. Very realistic, common sense assessment.
---Leon on 3/16/13


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I watched the second episode.

One thing that has to be taken into consideration is that they are trying to squeeze so much into such limited time.

Take, for instance, the account of David and Goliath.

In scripture, David was clothed in armor and a helmet, with a sword.

But in the movie, Saul simply handed David a shield that David threw on the ground.

How much of the movie time would it get chewed up to get David dressed in armor, and then take it back off?

Did it negate the thrust of the biblcal passage to alter the drama account? I didn't think so.

How many people have no qualms about the "creative license" of a paraphrase bible, yet expect a drama to be step-for-step accurate?
---James_L on 3/16/13


Good points, Leon.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/8/13


Eat the meat & spit out the bones! Be glad for the few accuracies (seeds) in the series & pray the inaccuracies won't further confuse the minds of folk who are genuinely seeking to know & understand. Give God the glory for the potential of good seed being planted directly into people watching the series. Maybe some unsaved viewers will be wooed to further investigate by attending a Bible believing church, or approaching a person they know is a Christian for more information, that might lead to their salvation.

Please, let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. God's ways are infinitely higher than ours & He gives the increase after the seeds are planted! :)
---Leon on 3/7/13


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is great entertainment and spectacle, but inaccurate according to the Biblical account.

However, many people's impressions of these events have been shaped by that otherwise reverently made movie.

I imagine much the same thing can be said about the History Channel's mini series.

Glory to jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/6/13


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The History Channel is not an accurate authority on the Bible... What ever may be learned by watching the program, one has to be aware that the information is purposely flawed. Only useful to a Christian apologist to point them out to Bible students.
---jan4378 on 3/6/13


"The Bible" was not produced by the History Channel. It is being played on the History Channel. The Show was created by a man and a wife who are devout Christians and Biblical Scholars. They tried to get the show on many networks like ABC and NBC but the show was rejected because it is too Biblically accurate and does not put a liberal spin on the Bible. The History Channel was the only Channel that would run the show.
---Jed on 3/6/13


what history did they give concerning the Israelite slavery by the Egyptians?

Exodus 1:9.
---Scott1 on 3/6/13


The History Channel is not an accurate authority on the Bible.

For instance, what history did they give concerning the Israelite slavery by the Egyptians? Secular history does not acknowledge it or the archeological evidence available.

What ever may be learned by watching the program, one has to be aware that the information is purposely flawed. Only useful to a Christian apologist to point them out to Bible students.
---jan4378 on 3/6/13


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