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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.
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Breakthrough
Breakthrough

   2015    Medicine
The Beauty of Maps
The Beauty of Maps

   2010    Art
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Atom
Atom

   2007    Science
Hidden Kingdoms
Hidden Kingdoms

   2014    Nature
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History