There is a lot of violence, and generally I dislike that. However, the mini-series needs to be true to history and the fighting that the ancient Israelites endured is a foreshadowing of the enemies that surround and constantly attack the state of Israel today. The Israelites needed to follow God's instructions in order to get to the Promised Land. They faced fierce opposition, including armies (the Philistines) much larger than themselves and bullies (like Goliath) throughout their journey to the Land that God gave them as an inheritance forever.
These early episodes demonstrate how great a struggle they went through. Along the way, those who rejected the false gods of that day, believed in the power of the Israelites's God, namely - God Almighty - and helped them along the way were spared (e.g. Rahab & family after destruction of Jericho).
Read more about it Here.
You can also see a video clip of last Sunday's broadcast about King David. There are 29 more video clips on that page.
You can also pre-order the mini-serie at Christian Book.com. It will be released on April 2, 2013.
There are comments at the Christian Book.com site. Several of them are, unfortunately, negative. I can understand that Christian believers want total accuracy. However, that would be an impossible goal in a 7.5 hour, 5 week series.
Some of the mistakes pointed out by commentators at the site are valid. However, the yet-to-be seen episode of Jesus Christ's suffering for the sins of mankind, his sacrificial death on the Cross at Calvary as "a ransom for many," and his ultimate Resurrection to Life Everlasting will be the key to this entire series. If it is not accurate, then I will be severely disappointed along with the rest of those stating objections to the epic mini-series. It would end up being just another human attempt to re-write (which should be discouraged by all born-again Christian believers) not only history, but the entire point of Scripture itself - the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It was interesting to read through the comments. I thought that the following one was really good because the writer stresses the immense need these days to reach this current generation and all of those who are lost because they don't know Jesus Christ "and Him crucified."
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Only what we do for the kingdom will lastDate:March 7, 2013
Location:New York, NYAge:25-34Gender:femaleQuality:5out of 5Value:5out of 5Meets Expectations:5out of 5What God wants more than anything is that ALL may be saved and NONE will be lost. The number one audience for this movie is NOT Christians. "I did not come for the saved but for the lost." Don't miss understand, this movie is for Christians too, we also will get value out of this movie, it's Entertaining, Fun, and Thrilling....exactly why it's great for non-christians. This can be used to minister to someone...to give your testimony.From what I've seen so far, this could have been released in the theaters....it may not be 100% accurate....maybe 90%....but AGAIN, it's a MOVIE NOT A DOCUMENTARY about the Bible. I think this movie will accomplish its mission.Everyone PLEASE stop putting down efforts of people to reach the lost. Stop being negative, send Prayers out into the world that this movie will prick someone's heart, that it will remove the scales from their eyes, and they will want more of the gospel...Praise the Lord...We all should pray when we see this is being aired...the devil hates that anyone is even watching this...I mean it's called THE BIBLE...nothing more makes him happy than to see us as Christians bashing this movie....do u think the lost will put any value to it after seeing some of things written about the movie. Stop being negative, if it's not 100% accurate it doesn't need to be...it was 90% accurate and the Devil HATES that...all the more we should love it and support it.I pray for those who are against this show that they will understand that this is only the FIRST STEP to open the doors of people's hearts, NOT the only step but one of many. When Paul went to the gentiles, he became as one of them before revealing the entire truth in how they should change their ways....same here...people LOVE these types of movies...Troy, Alexander the Great, now they can say they loved The Bible and if they can come away thinking hey, the Bible really isn't that boring after all, maybe I'll try going to church...please don't have services bashing the one thing that brought them into your church in the first place and making them feel incompetent and stupid for enjoying the show.God is love, we should all love and encourage each other and this is a MAJOR win to get this movie done and I will support it and promote it to everyone I know. It now gives me a great entry way to invite them to church, to teach a Bible study, to tell them even more about Jesus and how to be saved.