Moving Inland
Ba'al's Challenge
Obedience and Redemption
Resurrection Cycle: descent and ascent
Winners and Losers
     Birth of Christianity
Isolation and Invasion
Hellenistic influence
Two Testaments: two views

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  Patriarchal Monotheism

Ba'al's Challenge

Review "Baal's Challenge".

The Bible's Buried Secrets is the title of a NOVA program that appeared on PBS in 2008. It is nearly 2 hours long, but contains many interesting pieces of information and tantalizing stories, making it well worth the time.

A few years later, in 2012, The BBC produced a series of three excellent programs that discuss the history of the Bible, hosted by Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou. The episodes are called:

The Bible's Buried Secrets - The Real Garden of Eden
The Bible's Buried Secrets - Did God have a Wife?
The Bible's Buried Secrets - Did King David's Empire Exist?

Episode 2 discusses the conflict between El and Ba'al, and illustrates that the ancient Israelites were not monotheistic and, most compelling, it shows us God had a wife before she was written out of the bible by the returning Exiles.

While we could not embed it here, you can see the full episode on the Daily Motion site. View the video... The episode is an hour long, unfortunately including interrupting commercials, but is well worth watching.

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