The Bible’s Buried Secrets
A landmark new documentary, NOVA “The Bible’s Buried Secrets,” takes viewers on a fascinating 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’ is both a scientific detective story and dramatic adventure that digs deeply into the Bible and the history of the ancient Israelites through the archeological artifacts they left behind,” said Paula S. Apsell, NOVA senior executive producer.
NOVA travels to several excavations of ancient cities in the Holy Land, filming newly discovered remnants and interviewing leading archeologists and biblical scholars at these spectacular sites. These in-depth interviews — along with historic works of art, ancient artifacts, animations of biblical passages and scenes, and dramatic recreations of extraordinary events—provide the latest archeological account of the ancient Israelites and how they found their one God, the God not only of modern Judaism, but also of Christianity and Islam. “To this day, the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, is a sacred text for more than three billion people throughout the world,” said Gary Glassman, the writer, producer and director of “The Bible’s Buried Secrets.” “The film’s international team of archeologists and scholars researches biblical texts and examines artifacts and ancient manuscripts to illuminate how the concept of one God emerged to later form the foundation of the three great monotheistic religions.” Learn more...