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Series: Bible's Buried Secrets

 

Did God Have a Wife

   2011    Culture
Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims. She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible. Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it all possible that God had another half?

The Real Garden of Eden

   2011    Culture
Can we find the Garden of Eden? Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou thinks so. In the final episode of her series re-examining conventional readings of the Bible, she argues that the Garden of Eden has nothing to do with the origins of humanity, but is rather a story concealing dramatic events about a particular figure in a particular place, two and half thousand years ago. Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden. It's a revolutionary theory which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.

Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
Bible's Buried Secrets
Bible's Buried Secrets

   2011    Culture
Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet

   2003    Science
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

   2005    Nature
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock

   2018    Nature
Galapagos with David Attenborough
Galapagos with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
The Cell
The Cell

   2009    Science
Neanderthal
Neanderthal

      History