A thoroughly educational & enjoyable archeological journey into the history of the world's most famous book. Scientifically presented with factual knowledge. How the Testaments were written, assembled, preserved, and how they fit into the history of the world where events took place. The DVD series 'TESTAMENT' is a world-wide, multi-country, many culture, mixed-religion, search of the roots of the how/why/when/where of religious writings that became to be known as Testaments. No intent is presented toward persuading anyone to any particular faith. The evidence evolves from several. This archeological DVD series is much more science rather than theological.
The episodes are presented by John Romer, world renowned archaeologist, who avoids preaching the texts while enthusiastically teaching the words and just how they came into being. How testaments became books of faith. Some facts, however, do not line up, and Romer tries to explain why. Sometimes there is not answer. It's a book of FAITH not HISTORY, he reminds. He traveled the world of Biblical times, crawling into every cave, every dig site, and comes up with a spellbinding 7 episodes revealing facts little known. The camera crawls into the sites behind Romer, offering close-ups of some of the most fragile, eventful, and historic written evidence of history and faith that exists in the world. Travels extend from Egypt to Ireland, Jericho to Jerusalem, and offers revealing archaeologist data at a level we all can understand and enjoy.
It's not just for Jewish and Christian faithful viewers. The footage alone, in ancient worlds, makes it a documentary for every library, and of course religious related shelves in any school, church, synagogue. This fantastic series goes hand-in-hand with the previously released Athena Learning DVD set of "Ancient Lives", also recommended, equally fascinating.
Some John Romer quotes:'in history, as in faith, real truth, insight, is never to be found in bits of information, scientific facts, but in the order, in the patterns that you choose to make with them.'
'There is no other ancient book in the world that is so perfectly preserved.'
History experts agree 'Jesus lived in Galilee, he preached, he healed, he had followers, he came to Jerusalem, he argued with the temple authorities, and he was crucified by the Romans.'
'Bible was made in an ancient age of faith' & a bestseller since the 1880s.
Bonus includes a 17 page Viewer's Guide including references to further study and "Bearers of the Word" and SUBTITLES are available.
Perhaps the most complete archaeological discussion on Biblical writings that has ever been compiled. Includes the newest of manuscript discoveries.