Is the bible historically accurate or just a bunch of stories? Watch these (1 to 5-minute) on-site video interviews at historical bible locations in Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Greece.
PAUL OF TARSUS/SAUL
On-site at the open-air theater in Ephesus, discussing the life of the Apostle Paul and why he chose Ephesus as his home-base for delivering the good news to the four corners of the world.
On-site at the Monastery of St. Catherine’s in Egypt where a large codex (hand-written manuscript/book) was found near a traditional Mt. Sinai, (where Moses received the Ten Commandments). Roughly 400 pages comprise about half of the Old Testament in the Septuagint version and the full New Testament. Dated to the 3rd or 4th century, Sinaiticus has heavily influenced the translation work of modern Bible versions. Many Greek manuscripts have been found.
AREOPAGUS OR MARS HILL
On-site at Mars Hill in Athens, where the Apostle Paul debated with the religious philosophers of his day. While viewing their many religious shrines, Paul noticed an altar with an inscription “to the unknown god.” He revealed the identity of this god as the creator of the universe, who desires individuals and nations to seek him and find him, “though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being.” (See Acts 17.)
DEAD SEA SCROLLS
On-site at Qumran caves where Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956. Compelling evidence of the accuracy in translations over time. Isaiah is a prophecy of what would happen to Jesus. Is the Bible that Jesus quoted the same Bible that we have today?
DEAD MAN WALKING
The traditional Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is believed to be where Jesus was put to rest for 3 days on Good Friday and then rose from the dead. (Luke: 23 & 24) Archaeology and geology evidence confirm biblical references: I.e. Springs in deserts which sustained people of the Exodus, Pool of Siloam and Pontius Pilate rock engraving.
RIOT IN EPHESUS
On-site at the open-air theater in Ephesus, recounting the first-century riot incited by Demetrius to protect his lucrative business manufacturing silver shrines of the Greek fertility goddess Artemis (also pictured), as recorded in Acts 19.
On-site at Sardis, one of the seven churches addressed in Revelation 2-3, with specific messages from God, given to John in a vision during his exile on the isle of Patmos. John's timeless words to first-century believers are still relevant to people today.
CORINTH AND THE BEMA
On-site at a synagogue in Corinth, where the Apostle Paul persuaded Jews and Greeks alike that Jesus was the Messiah. Also pictured is the Bema, where Paul’s accusers demanded judgment for his contrary teachings; Gallio, however, dismissed their claims as religious matters and set Paul free. An account of Paul’s time is recorded in Acts 18.
Interview by the Dead Sea in Israel near Sodom and Gomorrah. Hear what a native of Israel loves about his country and what the Bible means to its people. Is the Bible a book of stories or is it the truth?
During a Holy Lands Tour, four young men share what they liked best in learning about the Bible in while in Israel. (Dead Sea swimming/floating, King Hezekiah’s tunnel walk, Masada fortress, Mount of Beatitudes & Capernaum).