THE BIBLE TV Miniseries: The pathway of the ultimate Best Seller
Brazil is one of the countries around the globe that has been blessed with the TV series THE BIBLE originally aired and developed by the American network History Channel.
There are two distinct groups of Christians that watch the series: The ones that are pretty satisfy to watch THE BIBLE stories on TV as an alternative to avoid the stupidity of the reality shows and the other group of Christians, that are also glad about the series but not so much about the authenticity of the stories or the veracity of the presented facts.
I have to say both groups have a valid point of view, I do agree the series are in fact a great alternative to our lack of decent programs to watch in North America (unless you are one of the avid reality show fans). Audiences in North America are being subject to an avalanche of TV garbage and knowing that you have a family program that will emphasize your Christians beliefs is truly a relief.
However if you are in this Bible ride for the theological aspect other than entertainment, maybe you should stick to your Bible study group. The episodes are not always 100% Bible inspired, there are embellishments, lots of them! Those can easily jeopardize the authenticity of the stories but don’t necessarily corrupt the quality of them.
You don’t need to be an Egyptology expert to know that Egyptians are not Europeans; they are not the blond and blue eyes type the film/TV industry insists on presenting to the public. Hollywood was never a trustworthy source of History anyways, they were the ones casting Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra and to be honest nothing has been changed, the Middle Eastern people made for TV and movies are in fact Caucasian folks (deal with it! If you didn’t get to the story of Samson yet wait for a surprise… Just saying!
A part from the adds-on and the weird ethnic approach the series THE BIBLE is a great initiative and a valuable source, if you are interested to understand the dynamics of the Holy Bible, no other book was so successful, loved, debated and followed… Number one of all best sellers for so many generations.
By Marcia Ramiro Jenkins “TV a Bordo” North America correspondent
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Marcia Jenkins our USA correspondent studied Jornalism at Universidade de Brasilia and worked as a TV reporter for Bravo Channel on a partnership with TVA in Brazil. Marcia resides on the Pacific Northwest area where she works as a judicial correspondent and also is the author of the book Women who say No.