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The Bible: the miniseries

The Bible: the miniseries

A miniseries called The Bible, which was about the book of the same name, appeared on the History Channel and had a significant impact on my Twitter stream. Did you watch it? What did you think of it?

The Hollywood Reporter rounded up critical reaction, which was exceedingly critical. Allison Keene, the Reporter’s own television critic wrote:

The Bible is fractious and overwrought. Others are sure to pick apart the deviations from the sacred text, but that’s just the beginning of the miniseries’ issues. In the end, this is the most well-known and popular book in the history of humanity for a reason — it’s exciting and interesting and full of hope. The Bible is unfortunately none of these.

Did she get it right?

And finally, the Rev. Laurie Brock, who tweeted energetically about the miniseries took to her blog to explain why she loves the book and, indirectly, why she wasn’t crazy about the miniseries.


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I only lasted about 15 minutes. The ninja angels with swords in Sodom was my first hint that this was a very poorly done series.

(Editor’s note: Thanks Mark, but please sign your full name in the future.)

Elizabeth Koffron-Eisen

A Documentary??? Time to change the channel.


I think it’s one thing to examine the history IN the Bible (not to mention the history OF the Bible).

But putting “The Bible” on the History Channel just struck me as all kinds of whack, so I gave it a pass.

JC Fisher

[Whereas I might watch a Bible miniseries on a “Mythology” Channel—w/o prejudice towards sacred Scripture.]


Couldn’t have been more disappointed in the hype surrounding the program. I reminded my community of faith to watch the program. I ended up retiring early. Couldn’t stand the pain any longer.

[aboonatom – please sign your name when commenting. Thx ~ed.]

Genie Carr

I didn’t watch it, and I don’t plan to do so. But having seen the promos for it, I’ll say that if Jesus was that good-looking, no wonder so many women followed him.

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