Perhaps its only fitting that I’m watching this on an Easter Sunday.
One of the very pivotal days of the year for both the religions spoken about in this documentary. With my introduction to the topic of astrotheology, I’m getting a whole new perspective of religion and as I’m watching this documentary and posting this to the blog at the same time.
I’m appreciating that its a fascinating weaving together of the archaeological evidence to tell the Judeo-Christian story of the Hebrew people and the beginning of Abrahamic traditions.
Being born in a family practicing from the Islamic branch of this ancient narrative, I have a special interest in this fable. I think that that with the animosity and current wars between countries of the modern world particularly ascribed to each of the religious traditions call for an intense look into the genesis of this generator of our current consciousness.
“The Bible’s Buried Secrets” is the title of a NOVA program that stirred controversy even before its first airing on PBS, on November 18, 2008. According to the program’s official website: “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?”