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For thousands of years, polytheism was the norm. So when did people begin to believe in just one God' Through an investigation of archaeology and literature, this program sheds light on the origins of monotheism and the ancient Israelites, including who they were and where they came from.
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The Bible's Buried Secrets is a landmark two-hour NOVA special taking viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues to this day. The film presents the results of more than 100 years of excavation and centuries of biblical scholarship, digging deep into the origins of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies. Where did the ancient Israelites come from' Who wrote the Bible, when, and why' How did the worship of one god - the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - emerge' A powerful intersection of science, scholarship, and scripture, The Bible's Buried Secrets provides unique insight into the deeper meaning of the biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the centuries.