The Bible Unearthed (The Documentary-Part II)


“Prof. Israel Finkelstein & Neil Silberman, Two of archaeology’s leading scholars shed new light on how the Bible came into existence. They assert, for example, that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob never existed, that David and Solomon were not great kings but obscure chieftains and that the Exodus never happened.”

Israel Finkelstein

For the first time, the true history of ancient Israel as revealed through recent archaeological discoveries-and a controversial new take on when, why and how the Bible was written. In the past three decades, archaeologists have made great strides in recovering the lost world of the Old Testament. Dozens of digs in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon have changed experts’ understanding of ancient Israel and its neighbours- as well as their vision of the Bible’s greatest tales.

Yet until now, the public has remained almost entirely unaware of these discoveries which help separate legend from historical truth. Here, at last, two of archaeology’s leading scholars shed new light on how the Bible came into existence. They assert, for example, that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob never existed, that David and Solomon were not great kings but obscure chieftains and that the Exodus never happened.

They offer instead a new historical truth: the Bible was created by the people of the small, southern nation of Judah in a heroic last-ditch attempt to keep their faith alive after the demise of the larger, wealthier nation of Israel to the north. It is in this truth, not in the myths of the past, that the real value of the Bible is evident.

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 (The Bible Unearthed) by prominent Israeli archeologist Israel Finkelstein & coauthored by American historian Neil Asher Silberman, 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.

Part II – The Exodus (Separating the myth from historical truth)

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3 thoughts on “The Bible Unearthed (The Documentary-Part II)

  1. Pingback: The Bible Unearthed (The Documentary-Part II) « Middle East atemporal

  2. The Bible Unearthed does something which has never been done before: It reveals the TRUTH.

    Mainly that the OT is Hokum. A fictitious attempt of a group of people to create a history for themselves which never happened. A bunch of sand bedouins bent on making themselves feel important.

    And here we are 3000 years later, still stuck with the same lie. The sad part is people still believe it!

    Joseph Wheless did a fine job of debunking the Jewish book of Fables in his book, “Is It God’s Word?”
    http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/joseph_wheless/is_it_gods_word/

    Highly recommended reading – right after you’re done reading the Bible Unearthed.

  3. respected sir, i maintain a christian library in our town. i have seen on tv a film by you and your collegue about the Patriarchs, in which you concluded that they are not of one family, and they are in existance at 700 bc, depending upon taming of a camel. in a certain episode about king David and king Solomon you concluded their existance at 11 or 10 or of 9 century. don’t you know that your calculation has gone wrong somewhere, because book of Genesis comes first and then the book of Samuel. i believe God will help you in resolving the issue. thank you for reading.

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