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Title Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Kings - Ep 3 Of 4 / Director: Ragobert, Thierry
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2005
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Summary This four-part documentary series attempts to cast more light on the world's best-selling book, by analysing its history and archaeological evidence. Based on the 2002 book The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Text by Prof. Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University and Neil Silberman of the Ename Centre of Public Archaeology in Belgium, this series brings together scientific findings as well as archaeological discoveries to try and cast light on whether certain aspects of biblical history are true. This episode returns to the history of the Israelite nation as recorded in the Bible. Moses entrusts the conquest of Canaan to Joshua, who led Israel into battle. At the time of a thunder storm, the tribes of Israel take possession of Canaan - the 'Promised Land' - and settle there. The archaeological investigation in this episode contradicts the biblical account. This third episode then moves to King David and his son Solomon, asking the question, 'What do we know of them?' And what do we know of the two Kingdoms of Israel that were located in Canaan: Israel of the north, rich and powerful; and Judah of the south, small and impoverished? How does the tension between these two brother kingdoms impact upon the drafting of some of the books of the Old Testament? (From France, in English and French, English subtitles) (Part 3)
Event Broadcast 2011-05-03 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Archaeological surveying.
Jews -- Civilization.
Form Streaming video
Author Gasman, David, cast
Ragobert, Thierry, director