Testament

Overview

The "testament" of the title is actually twofold; it refers to the Old and New Testaments of the Christian scriptures. Operating on the thesis that the Bible has influenced western civilization more than any other volume in history, excavator John Romer undertakes a thorough and exhaustive exploration of the historical roots of that book in light of recent archaeological findings. He travels to such pivotal cities as Jerusalem, Jericho and Nazareth, asking questions such as who wrote the Bible, how the story of ...
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Overview

The "testament" of the title is actually twofold; it refers to the Old and New Testaments of the Christian scriptures. Operating on the thesis that the Bible has influenced western civilization more than any other volume in history, excavator John Romer undertakes a thorough and exhaustive exploration of the historical roots of that book in light of recent archaeological findings. He travels to such pivotal cities as Jerusalem, Jericho and Nazareth, asking questions such as who wrote the Bible, how the story of creation itself originated, and what archaeology itself conveys about Biblical figures including Abraham, Moses and Jesus of Nazareth. This set contains all seven complete original episodes, with bonus features including a 20-page viewer's guide, a feature called "Bearers of the Word" that presents biographies of major figures in Biblical development, and a host of web extras.
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Special Features

20-Page Viewer's Guide with Highlights, Questions To Consider, Avenues for Further Learning, Maps, Essays on the Gnostic Gospels and Bible Translations, and Production Notes by John Romer; ; Bearers of the Word: Biographies of Major Figures in the Development of the Bible; Exclusive Web Extras
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • UPC: 054961837991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Athena
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,218

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Testament
1. "In The Beginning..." [8:08]
2. Abraham's World [10:11]
3. Mythical Origins [7:17]
4. The Role of Egypt [6:57]
5. Tombs and Temples [8:24]
6. City of the Exodus [10:29]
1. Temptation for Connections [9:05]
2. Archeological Faith [7:49]
3. Canaanite Traditions [7:47]
4. Refugee Settlements [8:05]
5. The Ineffable Mystery [9:29]
6. Bad Times, New History [9:42]
1. The Power of Writing [8:02]
2. Influencing the Ancient [8:50]
3. Greek to Everyone [7:27]
4. Jerusalem Destroyed [10:01]
5. Writing and Debating [8:06]
6. A New Meaning [9:33]
Disc #2 -- Testament
1. Time Capsule Discoveries [8:49]
2. Galilee and Capernaum [7:48]
3. Fitting It Together [8:17]
4. Gospel Hindsight [7:00]
5. Navel of the Universe [6:34]
6. Choosing the Books [13:24]
1. Moving the Message West [8:41]
2. Diocletian and Constantine [7:22]
3. The First Council of Nicaea [7:25]
4. A New Rome [7:59]
5. Holy Sites and Roman Fights [8:02]
6. The Life of Jerome [12:10]
Disc #3 -- Testament
1. The End of an Era [8:41]
2. The Eastern Empire [7:17]
3. Justinian's Church [8:57]
4. Revival of Civilization [11:42]
5. The Holy Roman Emperor [7:43]
6. Fall of Constantinople [7:37]
1. From Sacred to Profane [8:04]
2. The Divine Order [7:28]
3. New Nationalism [10:33]
4. Power of Printed Word [10:46]
5. A New Order [6:58]
6. The Bible's Death? [7:53]
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Disc #1 -- Testament
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         Once Upon A Time
         Chronicles And Kings
         Mightier Than the Sword
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      Once Upon a Time
      Chronicles and Kings
      Mightier Than the Sword
   Bearers of the Word
      Rabbi Akiva (Akiba ben Joseph)
      Moses ben Asher
      Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah
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         Gospel Truth?
         Thine Is the Kingdom
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      Gospel Truth?
      Thine Is the Kingdom
   Bearers of the Word
      Irenaeus of Lyon
      Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus)
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         Power and Glory
         Paradise Lost
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      Power and Glory
      Paradise Lost
   Bearers of the Word
      Cassiodorus
      Bede the Venerable
      Columba
      Alcuin
      Martin Luther
      William Tyndale
      Thomas Cranmer
      King James l
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