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It is a book that originated thousands of years ago in the Middle East. The subject of intensive scholarship and interpretation, the Bible and its rich narratives have shaped politics,culture, and the human experience through the ages. Seven people from different walks of life offer their perspectives on what history's best selling book says about spiritual life and relationships with others.

The Bible: A History is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2010.

Where do I stream The Bible: A History online? The Bible: A History is available for streaming on MagellanTV; Magellan TV, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Bible: A History on demand at Amazon Prime online.

MagellanTV; Magellan TV
1 Season, 7 Episodes
January 23, 2010
Documentary & Biography, Drama
5.7/10
Cast: Stephen Mangan, Paul Jesson, Charles Horton, Francesca Stavrakopoulou
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The Bible: A History Full Episode Guide

  • The Book of Revelations is known to be a detailed description of the end of the world. Some believe it was designed to scare the masses into piety. In his childhood, our host Dr. Robert Beckford was taught that it was a prophetic truth. But now he wonders if there is more to it than the death and destruction that most people know.

  • St. Paul did more to shape the moral and ethical presumptions of the ancient world than any other. He was far ahead of his time, suggesting that equality among man and change in society was actually for the better. Tom Holland discusses the relevancy of Paul's teachings then, and today.

  • There is no doubt that the bible spells trouble for women. Some parts are absolutely ripe with sexism and misogyny. However, historian Bettany Hughes proposes that it is actually very interesting what happened to women in the bible, and that it marked a turning point in the history of the gender.

  • Some believe that the universe was created in a single stroke by God. Others, educated in the sciences, see that it emerged in the wake of the Big Bang. Is there common ground between these views? Host Howard Jacobson seeks common ground in which both the sciences and religion could be considered right.