What was the function of angels in ancient scriptures? And, do they continue to carry out God's will? This look at angels attempts to answer these and other fascinating questions.
Exploring King Herod, the great builder who left behind Masada and the Temple Mount. Was he a great king or a ruthless killer?
The saga to one of the most sacred places in all of Israel--Masada, the mountain fortress where more than 900 Jews took a final stand against Rome in A.D. 73. Rebelling against captivity, the Jews fought to escape being taken into slavery or killed.
From the days of King David, the Jews laid claim to the Promised Land, Jerusalem. With the Temple on the sacred mountain, the 12 tribes would wander no more. But 600 years later, they're locked into a desperate battle for freedom against the Roman Empire.
Explore the lives of great prophets, including the moral and ethical Amos and Hosea, the ecstatic Elijah, the sorrowful Jeremiah and apocalyptic messengers, Ezekiel and Daniel.
Atop a Canaan mountain, Abraham laid his son down at God's command; David brought the Ark of the Covenant; Solomon built the first Holy Temple. For over a millennium, 3 temples embodied the Jewish people's yearnings. What treasures lie beneath the mount?
Explore the legendary man who figures in the world's three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Was Abraham merely a symbol representing the birth of the Jewish people--or was he flesh and blood?
The story of Joseph and his brothers who, out of jealousy, sold him into slavery in Egypt. Did Joseph really dream his fate prior to the incident? And, did he assist the pharaoh, whose own dreams were disturbing?
The history of the city that is the spiritual center of three of the world's major religions. Explore the mysteries hidden under Jerusalem, far from the view of tourists, and see what the city was like at the time of the great kings, David and Solomon.
Did David really slay Goliath? What happened to Israel's archenemy, the Philistines? Explore King David. Includes a visit to Bethlehem, the city he founded, and Ein Gedi, the desert oasis to which he fled to escape Saul's wrath.
Explore the story of the beautiful queen who saved the Jews of Persia from death at the hands of her husband, King Ahasuerus, and analyze the historical validity of the Book of Esther.
The Bible introduced infamous female characters like Jezebel and Delilah. Are these women merely allegory or is there historical evidence to support their existence - and their misdeeds?
Follow Jesus on his last earthly days and explore archaeological finds in Jerusalem's Old City. Includes an examination of funeral urns that may contain the remains of the High Priest Caiaphas, who interrogated and surrendered Jesus to Pontius Pilate.
Visit the mystical lake where Jesus chose his disciples and walked on water. Investigate the ancient ship dug out of the mud that dates back to Jesus' time. Then, probe events that took place at the lake and in Capernaum in biblical times.
Explore when the legendary walls of Jericho "came tumblin' down." Archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon argues that Jericho fell before Joshua arrived, but Professor Bryant Wood supports the biblical version of events.
Were the twin cities of Bab Edh-Dhra and Numeira, the cities of sin, destroyed by God? Probe the archaeological evidence and study the view, held by some scholars, that the cities were destroyed in wars between rival kingdoms.
Search for the mountain where Moses spoke to God and received the Ten Commandments. Explores the possibility that the site could be at St. Catherine's monastery.
For thousands of years Christians have believed that Jesus was born on December 25 in the town of Bethlehem. But was he really born in Nazareth in June? Scholars disagree with the Bible over these and other crucial facts about Christ's life.
Explores people & events in the Bible: Did these people really exist? Did these incidents happen? Can they be confirmed by natural phenomena? Includes the parting of the Red Sea, the Lost Ark of the Covenant, David and Goliath & the Lost Tribes of Israel.
Continues the investigation into ancient events with specially shot footage of Holy Land ruins, excavations, and artifacts, and live-action images of Biblical sites today.
Chronicles the history of the Philistines, the ruthless warriors of the Hebrew Bible. Visits to archaeological digs reveal fascinating artifacts that provide new information about their culture.
Compares the saga of Noah and the great flood with stories from other religions and cultures, including the Assyrian tale of Gilgamesh. And does the Book of Genesis contain two distinctly different versions of Noah's story?