The Bible (TV series)
|Produced by||Roma Downey
Julian P. Hobbs
|Based on||The Bible|
|Narrated by||Keith David|
|Music by||Hans Zimmer
|Cinematography||Christopher Titus King
|Editing by||Robert Hall
|Production company||Lightworkers Media|
|Budget||Under $22 million|
|Original run||March 3, 2013– March 31, 2013|
|Running time||440 minutes|
|No. of episodes||10|
|[www.bibleseries.tv Official website]|
The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and was broadcast weekly between March 3 and March 31, 2013 on History. Burnett, best known for producing prime-time hit reality shows, considers the scripted 10-hour series to be the "most important" project he has undertaken. The project was conceived by Burnett and Downey, who are married, after watching Cecil B. DeMille's version of The Ten Commandments for the first time since childhood.
The series is Mark Burnett's first scripted project. In addition to Burnett and Downey, executive producers include Richard Bedser and History's Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs. The first episode of the mini-series was seen by 13.1 million viewers, the largest cable television audience of 2013 to date. The second installment continued "to deliver blockbuster ratings" for the network, attracting 10.8 million viewers. The third installment on March 17, 2013 was once again the No. 1 show on all of Sunday night television with 10.9 million total viewers. In addition, the series garnered 4.2 million adults 25–54 and 3.5 million adults 18–49. In total, with subsequent airings, 'The Bible' has been seen by more than 95 million viewers. 
Burnett has said that a three-hour theatrical film version, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus, is in the works.
The series covers "Genesis to Revelation" in "one grand narrative," within five two-hour parts, each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer-generated imagery. According to Burnett, it included "obvious" stories such as Noah's Ark, the Exodus, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Five hours are taken from the Old Testament, five from the New. The series is based on the New International Version and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Downey and Burnett said their "greatest hope" in making the series was that it would "affect a new generation of viewers and draw them back to the Bible."
"Part of what we hoped to accomplish with the series was to show the Bible is not simply a collection of unconnected stories which are often discussed and analyzed in snippets with chapter and verse numbers," the couple wrote in an op-ed in The Huffington Post. "Instead, we wanted to show how the Old Testament connects seamlessly to the New Testament. How they are one sweeping story with one grand, overriding message: God loves each one of us as if we were the only person in all the world to love."
In May 2011, The New York Times reported that Downey, Burnett and their production team were selecting stories for the series, with production scheduled to begin in 2012 for a 2013 broadcast. The budget for the series was under $22 million. Researchers and theologians were asked to verify accuracy. Academic consultants included Craig A. Evans, Helen Bond, Paula Gooder, Mark Goodacre and Candida Moss. Shooting took place in Morocco and elsewhere.
Burnett and Downey consulted "a wide range of pastors and academics," including their friend Joel Osteen, Joshua Garroway (a rabbi from Hebrew Union College), and a Catholic cardinal. Geoff Tunnicliffe of the World Evangelical Alliance, read each episode's script and visited the set in Morocco: he "wanted to be sure that the final edits would hold together as a singular thematic message throughout the entire series" and "was not disappointed." Another consultant, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, applauded the couple's courage for making the series: "Let's face it, it takes some moxie to lift up the Bible in the middle of Hollywood. In fact, when they first proposed the project they were told to try and tell the story without mentioning Jesus. They refused."
Other project advisors included: 
- Rick Warren (pastor, Saddleback Church)
- Erwin McManus (pastor, Mosaic)
- Sam Rodriguez (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference)
- Paul Eshleman (Campus Crusade for Christ)
- Bobby Gruenewald (YouVersion Bible)
- Brad Lomenick (Catalyst)
- Leith Anderson (president, National Association of Evangelicals)
- Frank Wright (president, National Religious Broadcasters)
- Tom Peterson (Catholics Come Home)
- Gabe Lyons (founder of the Fermi Project)
- Luis Palau (Christian evangelist)
- George Wood (General Superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America)
- Craig Groeschel (Life Church)
- Denny Rydberg (Young Life)
- Andrew Benton (president, Pepperdine University)
Days before the series premiere, Downey and Burnett authored an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal arguing that Bible teaching should be mandatory in U.S. public schools because "(t)he foundations of knowledge of the ancient world – which informs the understanding of the modern world – are biblical in origin."
The cast is an "international ensemble" chosen to avoid "distract[ing] the audience with recognizable celebrities"; "many" of the actors came from a background in London's theatre district. For the purposes of this list, each hour is a whole episode.
- Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ (5 episodes)
- Darwin Shaw as Peter (5 episodes)
- Paul Brightwell as Malchus (4 episodes)
- Roma Downey as Mother Mary (4 episodes)
- Greg Hicks as Pontius Pilate (4 episodes)
- Sebastian Knapp as John (4 episodes)
- Amber Rose Revah as Mary Magdalene (4 episodes)
- Adrian Schiller as Caiaphas (4 episodes)
- Andrew Brooke as Antonius (3 episodes)
- Louise Delamere as Claudia (3 episodes)
- Matthew Gravelle as Thomas (3 episodes)
- Simon Kunz as Nicodemus (3 episodes)
- Joe Wredden as Judas (3 episodes)
- Fraser Ayres as Barabbas (2 episodes)
- Paul Marc Davis as Simon (2 episodes)
- Paul Freeman as Samuel (2 episodes)
- Will Houston as Moses (2 episodes)
- Melia Kreiling as Bathsheba (2 episodes)
- Dhaffer L'Abidine as Uriah (2 episodes)
- Francis Magee as Saul (2 episodes)
- Con O'Neill as Paul the Apostle (1 episode)
- Leila Mimmack as Young Mary (2 episodes)
- Stephanie Leonidas as Rahab (1 episode)
- Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan (2 episodes)
- Gary Oliver as Abraham (2 episodes)
- Andrew Scarborough as Joshua (2 episodes)
- Clive Wood as Nathan (2 episodes)
- Hara Yannas as Michal (2 episodes)
- Jassa Ahluwalia as Young David (1 episode)
- Nonso Anozie as Samson (1 episode)
- Jake Canuso as Daniel (1 episode)
- Peter Guinness as King Nebuchadnezzar (1 episode)
- Langley Kirkwood as Old David (1 episode)
- Paul Knops as Adam (1 episode)
- Darcie Lincoln as Eve (1 episode)
- Hugo Rossi as Isaac (1 episode)
- Conan Stevens as Goliath (1 episode)
- Kierston Wareing as Delilah (1 episode)
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US Viewers
|1||"In the Beginning"||Crispin Reece||Richard Bedser, Alexander Marengo, Colin Swash, Nic Young||March 3, 2013||13.10|
|Noah tells of the Creation story and Fall while aboard the ark; Abrahamic covenant; the Battle of the Vale of Siddim; Hagar and Ismael; birth of Isaac; Abraham is tested; Sodom and Gomorrah; Moses learns of his roots, kills a soldier, and flees Egypt.|
|2||"Exodus"||Crispin Reece||Richard Bedser, Alexander Marengo||March 3, 2013||13.10|
|God speaks to Moses through the burning bush; Moses returns to Egypt; ten Plagues of Egypt; Moses leads the Israelites in The Exodus; Moses parts the Red Sea; Moses receives the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai; Joshua becomes the leader of the Israelites; the Israelites camp outside of Jericho; Joshua sends spies into Jericho.|
|3||"Homeland"||Tony Mitchell||Richard Bedser, Adam Rosenthal, Nic Young||March 10, 2013||10.80|
|Joshua invades and conquers Jericho; Delilah betrays Samson, a hero of the Israelites who battled against Philistines.|
|4||"Kingdom"||Tony Mitchell||Richard Bedser, Colin Swash, Nic Young||March 10, 2013||10.80|
|Samuel anoints Saul as king, a move that could throw the nation into civil war; Saul is consumed with jealousy over the crown when David defeats Goliath; King David ushers a golden age for Israel, but is soon seduced by power and lust for Bathsheba; God forgives David, and Solomon builds God's temple in Jerusalem.|
|5||"Survival"||Crispin Reece||Richard Bedser, Nic Young||March 17, 2013||10.90|
|Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar, the Jews are enslaved in Babylon; Daniel is thrown into the lions’ den, but when his faith endures and God spares him, the Jews are allowed to return to Jerusalem.|
|6||"Hope"||Crispin Reece||Richard Bedser, Nic Young||March 17, 2013||10.90|
|During the time of Roman occupation, the Angel Gabriel tells Mary she will bear a child; Joseph takes Mary to Bethlehem for the census, where Jesus is born; the Holy family escapes Herod’s order to kill Bethlehem’s male babies; Judea comes under the ruthless rule of Pilate; John baptizes Jesus, who is now ready to take on his mission – and his revolution; Jesus and Peter meet.|
|7||"Mission"||Christopher Spencer||Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Nic Young||March 24, 2013||10.30|
|Jesus feeds the crowds in Galilee and brings a dead man, Lazarus, back to life; Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey – a declaration that he is the Messiah; Jesus turns on the money-changers in the Temple.|
|8||"Betrayal"||Christopher Spencer||Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Colin Swash, Nic Young||March 24, 2013||10.30|
|Caiphas coaxes Judas into betraying Jesus; Jesus throws the disciples into turmoil at the Last Supper; Jesus is arrested and condemned to death as the disciples scatter.|
|9||"Passion"||Christopher Spencer||Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Abraham Christen Liando, Colin Swash, Nic Young||March 31, 2013||11.70|
|The crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus through Ascension, Pentecost and Revelation. During this last episode, Peter denies Jesus and Judas hangs himself; the crowd clamors for Jesus’s death; Jesus is crucified, but when Mary Magdalene goes to his tomb, a figure walks towards her – he is back; Jesus commissions the disciples to “go and preach to all creation,” but their godly mission meets with hatred and even death.|
|10||"Courage"||Tony Mitchell||Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Nic Young||March 31, 2013||11.70|
|Paul has a vision and experiences a miraculous change of faith on a journey to Damascus; Martyrdom of the Disciples, John's survival and exile to Patmos, John receives a revelation – Jesus is coming back, and all who keep the faith will be rewarded.|
Episode References 
Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18)
Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6:9-8:22)
Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed (Genesis 19:1-19)
Moses & the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-17)
10 Plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7:14-11:10)
Crossing the sea (Exodus 14)
The Fall of Jericho (Joshua 6)
Samson and Delilah - The Death of Samson (Judges 16)
The Lord Rejects Saul as King (1 Samuel 15:1-35)
David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11)
The Fall of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 39)
The Image of Gold and the Blazing Furnace (Daniel 3)
Daniel in the Den of Lions (Daniel 6)
The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-21)
The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3)
Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11)
Jesus Calls His First Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22)
Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man (Mark 2:1-12)
Jesus Forgives a Woman Taken in Adultery (John 8:1-11)
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21)
Jesus Walks on the Water (Matthew 14:22-36)
Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead (John 11:38-44)
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts (John 2:13-22)
Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22)
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
The Last Supper, Jesus Arrested (Luke 22:7-53)
Jesus Before Pilate (John 18:28-38)
Crucifixion of Jesus (John 19)
Resurrection of Jesus (John 20:1-29)
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13)
The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 6:8-8:1)
Saul's Conversion (Acts 9:1-19)
TV ratings 
The opening episode of the series premiered to very high ratings. The miniseries was watched by 13.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. In Canada, the premiere was watched by 1.05 million viewers. The second installment saw a ratings slippage, but still brought in 10.8 million viewers, tops in all television for the 8-10 p.m. time period. Week three's installment, meanwhile, garnered 10.9 million total viewers.
Critical reaction to The Bible has been mixed. It currently has a "mixed or average reviews" rating at Metacritic, having a score of 44 out of 100 based on 13 critical reviews. On March 19, 2013, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett offered remarks on the viewership and its anticipated diffusion. He said: "We've realized, on the journey around the country to churches and all over the place, many people cannot afford cable TV. And those people need to see this bible series. So we're rushing the DVD out April 2nd, also immediately with Spanish subtitles. This is very important. And this is only for America and Canada. Now we're about to start around the world. This will be in every country of the world. More people will see this series than everything we ever made; together, combined. Billions of people will see this series. Billions."
Comparisons to the printed Bible 
In the introduction to each episode, the message is displayed “This program is an adaptation of Bible stories that changed our world. It endeavors to stay true to the spirit of the book.” And while Roma Downey stated in an interview, “we had a great team of scholars and theologians helping us, making sure that we told these stories accurately and truthfully,” the following is a list of story elements in the series that have been criticized as deviating from the description in the printed Bible:
- Noah's sons are depicted as boys in the series instead of grown, married men (Gen 7:13)
- Noah's ark was shown with many windows, when in the Bible the ark only had one window (Gen 6:16, 8:6)
- In the printed Bible, the angelic visitors were approached by Lot who insisted that they stay with him. Then they feasted with Lot in his home. The series shows the angels approaching Lot, begging for help. No hospitality is extended to them. (Gen 19:1-5)
- The printed Bible describes a male mob gathered outside of Lot's home wanting to have intercourse with his two angelic visitors. The series ignores this and gives the viewer no indication that homosexuality was even practiced in Sodom (Gen 19:1-5)
- At the destruction of Sodom, the series inaccurately shows the angels slaughtering some of the city's inhabitants. Critics refer to these as "Ninja Angels". This is not in the Bible. (Gen 19:1-17)
- The series shows Abraham traveling with Isaac, a very short distance to the place where he was to sacrifice his son. In the Bible it is a three day journey and the two are accompanied by a donkey and two attendants. (Gen 22:1-4)
- The series inaccurately shows Sarah running after Abraham once she realizes he is going to sacrifice Isaac. This is not in the Bible. (Gen 22:1-19)
- In the Binding of Isaac, the printed Bible describes a ram (adult) caught by its horns in a thicket, not a juvenile lamb caught by its leg (Gen 22:13)
- After David's affair with Bathsheba and the killing of Uriah the Hittite, he is confronted by Nathan. The series shows David as resistant or even indignant, where in the printed Bible David simply admits his guilt and later is believed to have written Psalm 51 in response which begs forgiveness from God (2 Sam 12:13, Ps 51)
- When the Babylonians destroy Jerusalem, Jeremiah is depicted as escaping unnoticed by the invaders. In the print Bible Jeremiah is captured, bound in chains and later released (Jer 40:1)
- The show depicts Daniel and his three compatriots being captured during the siege, when in fact, they were deported more than a decade before Jerusalem’s destruction (Daniel 1; 2 Kings 24:10-16)
- When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to worship King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue, the TV series shows them tied up and a fire lit under them. However, in the Holy Bible, the king orders the three thrown into a furnace already heated seven times hotter than usual, so hot that the "strong soldiers" who threw them in where killed by the heat and flames while doing so. (Daniel 3)
- The TV series depicts the prophet Isaiah as a contemporary of Daniel during the Babylonian exile. This becomes problematic when Isaiah makes the prophecy that Cyrus the Persian would release the captives after a period of time. In the written Bible, Isaiah made this prophecy 150 years before Cyrus was born, 180 years before Cyrus performed any of these feats (and he did, eventually, perform them all), and 80 years before the Jews were taken into exile. The real Bible's version is much more miraculous. (Isaiah 44:28; 45:1; and 45:13).
- It was Darius the Mede, not Cyrus the Persian who had Daniel thrown into the lions den (Dan 5:31-6:1, 6:16)
- For the Nativity, the wise men are depicted as visiting the baby Jesus as a newborn, at the same time as the shepherds, where as the Bible suggests the wise men came about two years later (Mat 2:9, 2:16)
- In the Bible account of the Temptation, the Devil took Jesus to a pinnacle of the temple when he tempted Jesus to throw himself down, not a high mountain. It was on a mountain that the Devil tempted Jesus to worship him. (Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13)
Look-a-like controversy 
There have been claims of a resemblance of the character in the role of Satan (played by Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni) with U.S. president Barack Obama. The resemblance was first pointed out notably by Glenn Beck ahead of the episode's premiere.
This has led the History Channel to announce,
History [C]hannel has the highest respect for President Obama. The Bible series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s "The Bible" is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
Burnett and Downey responded in a joint statement,
This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouazanni, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics – including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.
Downey added separately,
"Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our president, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible.
- United States History, March 3, 2013 – March 31, 2013
- Canada History, March 3, 2013 – March 31, 2013
- Spain Antena 3, March 25, 2013 – April -, 2013
- Colombia Caracol TV, March 28, 2013 – April -, 2013
- Chile Canal 13, March 29, 2013 – April -, 2013
- Portugal SIC, March 30, 2013 – March 31, 2013
- Greece ANT1, April 29, 2013 – May 4, 2013
- Cyprus ANT1, April 29, 2013 – May 4, 2013
- United Kingdom Channel 5, autumn 2013
DVD release 
The series became the biggest-selling miniseries on DVD in its first week of release, and biggest on Blu-ray and Digital HD of all time. In its first week on home video, 'The Bible' series sold 525,000 copies. It was the fastest selling television show on DVD since 2008. 
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have also released a novelization of this miniseries, entitled A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible." It debuted at No. 27 on the New York Times Best-Seller List.
Potential theatrical release 
Mark Burnett announced in April 2013 that a three-hour version of The Bible is being prepared for global theatrical release. He claims that he has had no distribution arrangements yet, though he could possibly release it himself.
See also 
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