Ancient Secrets Of The Bible Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-13)

Network Premier: June 15, 1991
Ancient Secrets Of The Bible Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-13)


Explore the mysteries of the Bible in this fascinating series in which Bible stories are scientifically examined, including David and Goliath, Samson and the Philistines, and the global flood.

Dove Review

“Ancient Secrets of the Bible Vol. 1” features Episodes 1-13 and is a fantastic and interesting look behind the scenes of famous Bible stories. Some of the various experts in the film think stories such as the crossing of the Red Sea are too fantastic to have happened, but others support the biblical stories and give scientific reasons as to why the events could have occurred. Ultimately, the answer comes down to one’s faith and belief.

The first five episodes are on disc one and feature the “Ark of the Covenant,” “David and Goliath,” “The Fiery Furnace,” “Moses and the Red Sea,” and “The 10 Commandments.” Dr. Michael Chandler, an astro-theology lecturer, states the Ark is fictional, much like the story of Indiana Jones. But Dr. Grant Jeffery, an author, says there is ample archaeological and historical proof that the events of the Ark occurred. The same is true for the David and Goliath story and the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace, as well as Moses and the Red Sea and the giving of the Ten Commandments. Artistic renderings and reenactments bring the stories to life.

Disc two includes “Noah’s Ark: Fact or Fable,” “Noah’s Ark: Worldwide Flood,” “Noah’s Ark: What Happened,” and “Samson.” Disc three features “Adam and Eve,” “Ancient Man,” “The Rapture,” and “Bible Code.”

We are pleased to award our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus to this wonderful series that features experts, archive footage, photos, illustrations, paintings, and intrigue.

Content Description

Sex: Samson and Delilah kiss in a few scenes.
Language: Hebrew Mongrels-1; Stupid Ox-1; "Fakers"-1; Lazy Dogs-2; Dog-1; "You Traitorous Turnip"-1;
Violence: An army has spears; David hits Goliath in the forehead with a rock, and there is some blood; archive footage of Italian men with guns; battle scenes with swords and spears; spear thrown at young man; arrows hit men, but scenes are not graphic; man punches man, and he dies after hitting the ground; blood placed on doorpost in obedience to God; idolaters attacked with swords; child shown with bloody head.
Drugs: The drinking of wine in some of the episodes; the mention of beer.
Nudity: Shirtless men in artwork or in real life in several scenes; artwork of shirtless boy; woman's bare shoulders; artwork of nearly nude cavemen, but it is not graphic.
Other: A man touches the Ark and dies; some scholars do not believe the Bible accounts; the talk of Jewish children dying; debate about the accuracy of scripture.


Company: Grizzly Adams Prod., Inc.
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 366 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter