Joe Kovacs of WND has written an article claiming how unbiblical it is; claiming that "Famous Christians of today deviate from Scripture in TV series." However, he certainly takes the opportunity to hawk his own book.
I think that the problem could have been alleviated from the very beginning if the producers titled the mini-series differently. Since they could not possibly include the entire Bible in a 10 hour, 5 week series, they should have included a subtitle which reads, "Brief History of Significant Events in the Bible."
This commentator at WND writes:
People are certainly entitled to their own opinions, of course.
I’d say the the TV miniseries “The Bible” is not only unbiblical, but totally disappointing, and even more so because of the professed “deep Christianity” of the producers ["Just how unbiblical is 'The Bible'?"].
My family watched the entire first episode, and even the kids said, “They sure left a lot out.” From the way things jump around it’s almost as if this is a MTV video production. The producers did NOT have the conviction of their beliefs and just kissed the behind of political correctness.
We sure won’t be wasting any more family time on this load of slop. We learned a lot more about the Bible and Bible history from (irony of irony) the History Channel’s “Battles of the Bible.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/no-more-of-the-bible/#VDP2gzqhlEoftA8A.99
I will agree that "it skips around" a lot and the fact that there are portions that appear to be "politically correct" [e.g. when the Sodomites were after the angels that appeared at his home to help Lot and his family escape before God's judgment destroyed the city, the reason why these men wanted to "know them" sexually was completely left out]. Apparently, it was safer not to stir the ire of the homosexual community than to tell the truth of the matter.
Also, I read elsewhere an opinion that since Samson came from the tribe of Dan, it wasn't possible that he could be black. While my husband and I were watching that particular episode, we wondered whether or not someone would bring up the "race card" about the actor who portrayed Samson. It wasn't long after that I discovered a blog post that did just that. *Sigh* Haven't we had ENOUGH of that over the past 5+ years of this BADministration utilizing such tactics?
Another thing. It wasn't nice to make Satan resemble Obama.....
Nah! Just kidding! Psych!
The blogs and Twitter universe lit up about it, but I didn't see anything about it on the Lamestream media. Now...if the character of Satan had been portrayed by any Republican or Conservative look-alike, the media and late night comedians would have been all over it! I only saw an article written at Fox News where the producers claimed that the resemblance was accidental and not done on purpose. They obviously didn't want to offend anyone in that instance, either! How ironic that millions of people saw Obama in that portrayal! The actor doesn't even look like that in real life.
[Update on 3/20/13 @ 8:03 a.m. PT: Yesterday, several Fox News analysis and talk shows discussed the fact that the depiction of Satan in the mini-series, The BIBLE, did resemble Obama. These are the shows that I happened to be watching that covered it: The Five, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity. I don't know if any other news stations on cable or regular TV had any segments on the controversy.]
In the comment section of this post a new blogger visited here at Talk Wisdom and shared a Face Book page dedicated to questioning the authenticity of the mini-series. Today, while re-visiting the page I noticed that Jim Wallis (a liberal leftist who claims to be Christian but supports social justice issues like abortion and homosexual behavior) apparently provided some commentary about the upcoming episode that includes the Passover meal [a.k.a. The Last Supper], what was said, and what the focus was in that particular episode.
My heart sank.
It was what I feared might happen to the true Gospel. I feared that it might be watered down in some way. Stand Up For The Truth.com has the details. If Wallis was "consulted" on the production of the mini-series, we now know why the account of the Days of Lot eliminated any Scriptural reference to homosexual behavior as one of the sinful practices that caused the destruction of the city. I suppose that Wallis had a pre-screening of the episode since it hasn't aired on the History Channel yet. Hopefully, it is just his unfortunately-skewed views of God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, and the true Gospel that were concocted by him in his own commentary. I'm still holding out hope that the extremely important points of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion of Christ, His subsequent Resurrection to life, and ultimate Ascension into heaven back to the Father are depicted accurately. We shall see on Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013.