Season 36, Episode 6 The Bible's Buried Secrets

First Aired: November 18, 2008

A fascinating exploration of early Judaism and the Old Testament that relies on archaeological evidence and literary research to shed light on the origins of monotheism and the ancient Israelites, including who they were and where they came from. Interviews with biblical archaeologists and scholars, digital-animation sequences and reenactments accent the documentary, as do the featured finds, including an early carving of the Hebrew alphabet and evidence that the "House of David" existed.

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