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“The Bible: Mini Series” ~ CFDb Movie Review ~ Episode 1

The Bible: Mini Series – Episode 1 – The 10 Commandments

The Bible is an epic five-week, 10 hour television miniseries premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel from Emmy Award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. For two hours each Sunday night millions of viewers will see the Bible from Genesis to Revelation come to life in a way never before seen.


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The 10 Commandments


This first episode takes you on a very fast paced journey from creation to the very beginning of the battle of Jericho.

Even though this is very fast paced, and I would have personally liked to have more of the Bible portrayed in this, I realize there are a lot of time constraints for the creators of this series.  I was disappointed that there was no real time spent on the 10 Commandments as this is God’s ultimate law, written by His own finger on stone, It IS so important.  Just this morning I was reading in Proverbs 4:2 – For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.  To me, that is specifically referring to the 10 commandments, and Jesus lived those out for us as an example.

Then I wondered, since it’s so fast paced, if anyone could get attached to any of the characters, would this work?  At least for the old testament.  The truth is, the Holy Spirit can work on any heart to draw them to God and while I was watching the first episode, the Holy Spirit worked on my heart and it was as if I experienced 3 sermons.  He spoke to me, so I know He can speak to others as well through this series and for that…BRAVO!

Looking forward to the next episode!

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  1. Jerome Punay says
    04 March 13, 7:10am

    I like the 1st episode although I know because of perhaps financial concern or manpower the movie could have been complete for it missed some of the important facts such as rhe life for Jacob who became Israel, the 12 of his son up ot the life of Joseph, how they end up in Egypt and certainly the 10 commandments which is the focal points of the five books of Moses. So if they would re-write this again and asked the community of Christians all over the world who wouldn’t want to see the whole view of the bible, I would and i would even contribute to it by any means necessary. Please extend this message to the producers of the films. thank you
    Jerome Punay – To GOD be all the Glory forever

  2. Lynne says
    04 March 13, 9:40am

    Fast-paced for sure. I am, however, looking forward to watching the entire series.

  3. Audrey says
    08 March 13, 1:14am

    I liked the first episode but did object to them just skipping over the whole story of redemption and forgiveness that we learn from Jacob and Esau and Joseph and his brothers. I will continue to watch but it was pretty disappointing. I hope that the message of hope in Christ can continue to get out thru the rest of the series.

  4. tash says
    11 March 13, 8:50am

    Am i the only one who is bothered by all the discrepancies the film showed? i dont mind little details like Abraham being given a lamb instead of a ram for example, but Moses telling the Israelites God was planning to kill ALL the firstborn indiscriminately- scaring his people, when scripture specifically says that “the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel” is a problem. also, Rahab voluntarily hid the spies on her roof and helped them escape making a deal which she is rewarded for- the movie suggests she is forced into a compromising situation, therefore -where is her belief? the film highlights lots of the drama in the bible, but i cant see anyone finding God’s glory thru this effort.

  5. Annelie says
    11 March 13, 9:30am

    You aren’t the only one – good points, especially about Rahab. She was rewarded for her belief in the living God.


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