Film Investigates the Most Famous and Mysterious Bible Animals, and Reveals Biblical Support
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE is the latest offering from Associated Producers (The Naked Archaeologist and The Exodus Decoded). For the first time, Biblical scholars, historians, archaeologists, cryptozoologists (krip-toe-zoo-ologists), and herpetologists (her-pet-ologists), guide an investigation into the creatures described in the Bible. It premieres in the U.S. on Animal Planet Thursday, April 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET.
This study results in a thought-provoking and stirring film that will bring viewers closer to faith and clarity in the Biblical text. Creatures such as the serpent that tempted Eve, the "big-fish" that swallowed Jonah, the "snake" that triggered the Biblical exodus, and the four-headed multi-creature angel that appeared to the prophet Ezekiel are hunted down. This special brings greater understanding to the creatures found in the pages of Scripture. Viewers will discover new spiritual insights in this state-of-the-art two-hour documentary.
"In BEASTS OF THE BIBLE we took a fresh, faithful approach both visually and intellectually to the iconic Biblical stories that all of us know," said Producer Ric Esther Bienstock (Bee-en-stock). "I think audiences will be truly surprised by the information we've uncovered about some of the beasts they have been hearing about since childhood."
Producer Simcha (Sim-kah) Jacobovici (Ya-KOH-boh-vitch) adds, "Did you know that, when facing Pharaoh, it is not Moses that throws down his staff; it is his brother Aaron and, according to the original Hebrew, it did not turn into a snake but a crocodile? Since the Egyptians worshipped the crocodile god - Sobek, when Aaron's crocodile swallowed up the Egyptian crocodiles, Pharaoh understood that the God of Israel was more powerful than his entire pantheon. All this is lost if the Hebrew word ‘tanin' is mistranslated as ‘snake' instead of ‘crocodile.'"
Both an intensely visual and cerebral experience, the documentary uses a variety of envelope-pushing 3D CGI techniques to bring the Bible's miraculous beasts to life in an in-depth historical, archaeological and scientific investigation of their existence. The experts uncover fascinating insights about Biblical animals that have never been told.
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE is multilayered mystery-solving at its best as investigators delve into the origins of mysterious Biblical animals and examine the scientific facts behind their existence.
Shot on location in Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Canada and the U.S., this eye-popping film faithfully narrates Scripture, decodes ancient writings, unlocks the hidden meanings inside the symbols, and uncovers the most famous and mysterious creatures of all time.
"There is truth behind the beasts," and "mysteries are solved," the film concludes.