Thursday, January 05, 2006
to set the TiVo or VCR for PBS's Walking the Bible "premier."
It comes back on tonight at 1:00 a.m. (really Friday morning, isn't it?). That is on our local PBS, Channel 8. I hope it will repeat on other PBS stations as well.
It will be -- Go Forth: From Creation to Abraham.
See comment # 1 for January 11 and 18 content as well as the Houston Channel 8 repeat times.
(PBS. This is accurate for the Houston local PBS station Ch. 8.)
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Walking the Bible -- Go Forth: From Creation to Abraham (CC) (D) (N) (LR)
By foot, jeep, rowboat, and train, Feiler and Goren set out to experience the Bible in its own world: Jerusalem, banks of the Tigris and Euphrates, Mt. Ararat, the ruins of Harran, and the Dead Sea.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Walking the Bible -- Go Forth: From Creation to Abraham (CC) (D) (Repeat)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Walking the Bible -- A Coat of Many Colors: The Israelites in Egypt (CC) (D) (N) (LR)
Bruce Feiler continues his journey through the greatest stories ever told by retracing Joseph's path to Egypt after his brothers sell him into bondage. When Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams, he rises from slave to the heights of power and even brings his brothers and father, Jacob, to live in Egypt. Feiler travels from the great temple of Karnak in Luxor, formerly ancient Thebes, to the pyramids and sphinx of Giza to the royal burial tombs in the Valley of the Kings. As he treks by camel, boat, horseback and foot, he discovers how the ancient Egyptian culture and religion influenced the Israelites during their centuries-long stay in Egypt. Beginning at the shallow waters of the Nile, Feiler retraces the story of one of the Bible's greatest figures, Moses, and his eventual confrontation with Pharaoh and the command to let his people go. Did the Israelites build the pyramids? What could have caused the 10 plagues? Was it really the Red Sea that Moses crossed?
Friday, January 13, 2006
Walking the Bible -- A Coat of Many Colors: The Israelites in Egypt (CC) (D) (R)
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Walking the Bible -- Toward the Promised Land: Forty Years in the Desert (CC) (D) (N)
Feiler experiences the stark reality of the Sinai desert, where it’s a struggle simply to survive. He finds the locations said to be where God provided water and food for the Israelites—and discovers the secret of the tamarisk tree, which produces a sweet, honey-like substance called “manna.” The desert is also a haven for spiritual pilgrims. Feiler visits St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest operating church in the world. He attends the service, a powerful, unchanged ritual of 1,500 years, and sees what’s claimed to be the real “burning bush” from which God spoke to Moses. One of the monks, Texas-born Father Justin, shows him the monastery’s renowned library of priceless religious art and manuscripts. Feiler climbs Mt. Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. As he follows the 40-year route of the Israelites, Feiler travels to the “lost city” of Petra, in Jordan, where the Israelites may have lived for many years. Nearing the end of Moses’ journey, Feiler climbs Mt. Nebo, where God showed Moses the Promised Land. At the end of his own journey, Feiler realizes that although Moses was denied entrance himself, it was not the land after all that was important for Moses. It was his meeting with God.
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