Discovering the Bible

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  • 2006
  • 1 Season

Discovering the Bible is a comprehensive video series produced by Vision Video that explores the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, in a way that is engaging, informative, and accessible to viewers of all faith backgrounds. The show is broken up into 4 separate volumes with each volume featuring different hosts and focus topics.

In Volume 1, viewers are introduced to the historical and literary context of the Bible. The hosts, Dr. Craig L. Blomberg and Rev. Kyle Keefer, explain how the Bible was written, compiled, and passed down through the ages. They also offer insight into the different types of literature found within the Bible, including poetry, prophecy, narrative, and apocalyptic writing. Viewers are encouraged to view the Bible as a complex and multifaceted text, and to appreciate the richness that comes from a deeper understanding of its context.

Volume 2 takes viewers on a journey through the Old Testament, from the creation story in Genesis, to the Book of Malachi, which prophesies the coming of the Messiah. Hosts Dr. Richard L. Schultz and Dr. John H. Walton guide viewers through the major themes and messages of each book, including the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, Moses and the Exodus, and David and Goliath. Viewers will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the history, culture, and theology of the Israelites, as well as the overarching story of God's relationship with his people.

In Volume 3, the hosts, Dr. William J. Larkin Jr. and Dr. Joel F. Williams, examine the New Testament, which tells the story of Jesus Christ and the early Christian church. Viewers will learn about the authors and historical contexts of each book, including the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Epistles. The hosts delve into the teachings of Jesus, including his parables, miracles, and interactions with his disciples and other religious leaders. They also explore the challenges faced by the early Christian church, including persecution, dissent, and the formation of the canon.

Finally, in Volume 4, viewers are given a broader perspective on the Bible's impact on history and contemporary culture. Hosts Dr. Frank A. James III and Dr. John H. Armstrong discuss the role of the Bible in shaping Western civilization, including its influence on literature, politics, and social mores. They also examine how different religious traditions interpret and apply the Bible's teachings, and how its message continues to resonate with people around the world.

Throughout the series, the hosts make use of a range of teaching techniques to help viewers engage with and apply the material to their lives. These include visual aids, such as maps, charts, and timelines, as well as discussion questions and suggested readings. The hosts also draw on their own expertise and personal experiences to offer insightful commentary and theological reflections, encouraging viewers to explore the Bible not just as a historical document, but as a source of guidance and inspiration for their own lives.

Whether you are a long-time student of the Bible, a curious newcomer, or simply interested in learning more about the book that has shaped the world, Discovering the Bible is an excellent resource that will deepen your understanding and appreciation of this timeless and significant text.

Discovering the Bible is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on May 5, 2006.

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May 26, 2006
This half-hour program is an introduction to the Bible.Program 4: Survival, Spread, and Influence -- Despite attempts of tyrants to destroy it, the Bible has endured and become the most translated and circulated book ever. It was translated into various art forms and given to us in English through heroic efforts. It's the book that influenced the lives that influenced the world.
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May 19, 2006
This half-hour program is an introduction to the Bible.Program 3: The New Testament -- It's a book that centers on Jesus. But how do we know we have the actual words of Jesus? How were the books of the New Testament gathered and selected? What's it all about? How does the New Testament build upon but differ from the Old Testament?
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May 12, 2006
This half-hour program is an introduction to the Bible.Program 2: The Old Testament -- An ancient book? Yes, but far more! It's a kind of love letter and a still-living legacy that shaped the identity of a unique people. What about the Dead Sea Scrolls? The accurate preservation of the contents over millennia underscores the marvel of these writings.
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May 5, 2006
This half-hour program is an introduction to the Bible.Program 1: Getting Acquainted -- It's the all-time best-seller since the beginning of printing. It has produced passionate controversy for centuries. What is the book that is like none other in the history of the world? Where did it come from? What does it consist of? Does it still speak to us today?
Where to Watch Discovering the Bible
Discovering the Bible is available for streaming on the Vision Video website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Discovering the Bible on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    May 5, 2006