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In this single collection, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® has gathered a definitive survey of these “extracanonical” texts. Learn of their creation alongside – or even before – the more accepted books of the Bible we know today. Discover their messages and what we can conclude about the early Church from their exclusion. And see the lengths to which ancient editors went to hide them and to which modern scholars have gone to uncover them.
Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how archaeological discoveries are changing the way people interpret stories from the Bible.
Episode 1: Did King David’s Empire Exist? Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou goes on the trail of King David and his empire.
Episode 2: Did God Have a Wife? Francesca takes a look at the belief that the founding fathers of the three great religions of the West were all monotheists
Episode 3: The Real Garden of Eden: Francesca visits the place she claims is the real Garden of Eden.
A fascinating, feature-length investigation of sex in the Bible. Scholars of the Scriptures like Father Thomas Rausch at Loyola Marymount and Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles shed light on the dichotomy between the views of sexuality presented in the Old and New Testaments. The former is filled with ribald tales of matriarchs going to amazing extremes to get children, while in the latter celibacy and virginity are commended. But nowhere in the Bible is sex itself called sinful–this attitude developed over hundreds of years and was influenced by the misogynist opinions of celibate church fathers.