Biblical Collector's Series
Investigations of timeless questions concerning the Bible, from Genesis to the life of Jesus, as answered by leading scholars and theology experts.
S01:E01 - Biblical Old Testament
Did the legendary cities of sin Sodom and Gomorrah really exist? Were they destroyed by fire and brimstone? Did looking at the destruction turn people into pillars of salt? Archaeological discoveries include the findings of bodies encased in salt may answer these questions. Has the Tower of Babel been found? Have the modern sciences of linguistics, sociology and archaeology given us the answer?
S01:E02 - Biblical Prophecies
Approximately 2,500 prophecies appear in the Bible and 2,000 have been fulfilled. Did biblical prophets have special abilities that allowed them to foretell the future? Has modern technology actually created the devices for these ancient predictions of impending disasters to come true? Explore the predictions of the prophets, then decide for yourself: Are ancient prophecies today's reality?
S01:E03 - Biblical Women
An investigation into the age-old mystery surrounding the identity and character of Mary Magdalene, one the Bible’s best known women, produces some startling insights. Who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a fallen woman, rescued from a sinful life by Jesus? Or was she Christ’s beloved disciple? What role did she play among the disciples of Jesus? Was she truly the source – perhaps even the author – of one of the Gospels?
S01:E04 - Biblical Adam and Eve
The story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis is the most controversial story in the Bible. Was the first man on earth really Adam? Did he have a companion created especially for him named Eve? Was there a creator who designed the earth and all that’s on it as part of a master plan? Or did it simply fall into place by accident? Many scientists and critics quickly dismiss the story in favor of the Darwinian theory that man “evolved” from some lower species. But what are archaeologists, paleontologists, biologists and theologians saying today? Is the story of Adam and Eve fact . . . or fiction? The evidence may shock you.
S01:E05 - Biblical Rapture
With the dawn of a new millennium, predictions of the apocalypse have reached a fever pitch. Some scholars believe the Bible tells us there will be a marvelous event, called “The Rapture,” that will separate the faithful from the doubters. Could there be a formula—hidden in the pages of the Bible—for avoiding the dreadful final scenes foretold in the Book of Revelation? Many people believe in the “second coming” of Christ . . . but will there be a “third” coming as well? The Bible never uses the term, BUT . . . could there be a mysterious event called “The Rapture”? The answers are at once hopeful and frightening. Learn who will be left behind, and who will be taken in the Rapture.
S01:E06 - Moses-Man of God
The Bible is the oldest continuous history of any people on earth today. But is it truly history? Can we prove, with any degree of certainty, that the miraculous stories attributed to Moses are factual? Did the power of God, working through Moses, open a passageway of dry land through the Red Sea? Was there, in fact, an exodus of millions of Israelite slaves out of Egypt into the Sinai desert? Can the proof of this biblical account be found at the bottom of the Gulf of Aqaba? After thousands of years of debate, scientists and archaeologists now add new contributions.
S01:E07 - Biblical Authors
The Bible is the most widely read and revered book in the history of the world. But does anyone know who really wrote it? Most Christians believe that God is the ultimate author of the Bible, and that the human authors merely served as God’s scribes. Skeptics insist the Bible is nothing more than the work of clever men – creative storytellers at best. Who’s right? What are the facts behind the creation of this immortal manuscript? Can new scientific research and theological insight give us clues into this text? What can the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about the origins of the Bible? Discover how modern technology may finally unravel this age-old mystery.
S01:E08 - Biblical Armageddon
Against all odds, the tiny nation of Israel and its civilian army scored a decisive military victory during the 1967 Six-Day War. How was this possible? Stories abound of the appearance of mysterious troops and sophisticated weaponry that aided the Israelis in their victory. Was the outcome of this conflict foretold by biblical writings thousands of years prior to the actual event? What unexplained miraculous events, as retold in amazing detail by Six-Day War veterans, contributed to an Israeli victory? What significance does this military encounter have for us today? Is this just one in a series of current events foretelling the End Times? The answers could change your thinking forever.
S01:E09 - Early Years of Jesus
Two thousand years ago, a man called Jesus Christ was born. Much has been written about the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Surprisingly, these accounts cover only a few years of His life. But since the moment of His birth, His life has been cloaked in controversy. Did He really exist? Is He the Son of God? Was He born to a virgin? When and where did this miraculous birth occur? What about the Star of Bethlehem? Did supernatural events in the heavens attest to the fact that He was more than just a man? Where did He grow up? What was He like as a young man? Did an infant Jesus really spend His earliest years performing minor miracles in Egypt, or is that just a myth?
S01:E10 - Biblical End Times
Did biblical prophets have special abilities that allowed them to foretell the future? For thousands of years, history has recorded the words of prophets—men and women who seem to have uncanny insight into events of the future. For most of us, the notion of predicting the future seems inconceivable. Yet, according to the ancient prophets, there are portents of doom facing the nations of the earth. . . times of famine, war, misery and cataclysmic natural disasters. Could it be these prophets were witnesses to our generation?
S01:E11 - Lost Biblical Treasures
The legendary Holy Grail, believed to be a relic of the Last Supper of Christ, has captured the world’s imagination for centuries. This simple peasant’s chalice sent the Knights of the Crusades across Europe, Britain and the Holy Land in hope of harnessing its mysterious powers. The quest for this ancient artifact continues to this day. Yet, after 2,000 years, no one has found the Holy Grail. Or have they? Why, after hundreds of years of silence about the Grail, did the Nazis suddenly decide to launch a search for this relic? Does a British psychologist actually have the Holy Grail in his possession? And if the Holy Grail has been found, can we access its legendary powers?
S01:E12 - Noah's Ark and the Biblical Flood
Nearly 200 ancient cultures with the capability to keep a written or an oral history have records of an all-encompassing flood—one with astonishing parallels to the biblical flood account of Noah’s Ark. Was there a deluge of such enormous proportion that it covered the entire earth? Was the entire population of the earth wiped out but for a handful of people? Has modern technology finally answered these questions? Some scientists now believe the biblical record of a worldwide flood can account for all of the world’s geographic anomalies—geologic abnormalities that, until now, have defied explanation. Astonishing new theories explain the flood that may have inundated the world in ancient times.