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An interesting attempt to present an enormous, wide-ranging story
on 15 May 2014
The background story which flows through this series is the work of God offering salvation to the human race. Given the size of the Bible the producers have had to be selective in the parts they have chosen to include. I might not have made the same selection, but that doesn't mean that mine would be better! There does seem to be a lot of violence; but there is violence, especially in the Old Testament; and the producers may well have felt that today's viewers want a measure of violence. There are points at which the narrative is not strictly in accordance with that of the Bible, and some Christians would be put off by that; but in general such points in the film are still compilations of biblical material, if not necessarily entirely from the particular story that is being presented. This is a good attempt to present the whole story within a limited space, but should not be treated as the whole truth on its own.