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1.0 out of 5 stars Far too many inaccuracies - A Hollywood version of the Bible, 4 Feb. 2014
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I found the use of creative licenses in The Bible TV mini-series far too excessive. Despite the assistance of a wide range of theologians and researchers, this project lacked accuracy in major areas. Examples are as follows:

1. The series practically re-writes Genesis Chapter 19. Hospitality is not extended to the visiting angels as in the text, and the angels are seen physically battling with the inhabitants of Sodom as opposed to blinding them.

2. In the episode featuring the binding of Isaac, a lamb has caught its leg. Genesis 22:13 clearly states that a ram was caught by its horns in a thicket.

3. Regarding King David’s affair with Bathsheba and the death of their first child, the series depicts David as indignant. However, scripture shows him to be remorseful of his sin and seeking God’s forgiveness (2 Samuel 12:13, Psalm 51).

4. This series managed to re-write Daniel 3! Although the actual Biblical text does NOT mention Daniel, episode 5 of the mini-series places him at the scene where he uncharacteristically encourages Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to submit to the demands of King Nebuchadnezzar. They refuse and are tied up with a fire lit under them, as opposed to being thrown into a fury furnace as stated in Daniel 3.

5. During the event where Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den, the series featured King Cyrus. Daniel 6 clearly states that this incident centres round Daniel and King Darius.

Unfortunately, there are far too many inconsistencies and critical omissions to mention. As a Bible-reading Christian, it was impossible for me to gain any blessing from what was obviously a Hollywood version of the Bible. In a nutshell, if what is portrayed in The Bible mini-series is NOT in God’s written word, then it is NOT factual. Why did the producers (Roma Downey and Mark Burnett) resort to such a serious compromise? The question is, if they had chosen the religious text of Islam as their scripted project, would they have been as careless in its preparation … ABSOLUTELY NOT! Note to producers: when considering Bible projects, better to consult with God's Holy Spirit than with charlatans.
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Initial post: 26 Jul 2014 06:43:50 BDT
Very good and accurate review. Well done for speaking the truth! It won't make you popular on earth, but angels will be looking on with wonder :) Your brother in Christ. Anthony. Can't find the like button though! would love to press that!
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