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|Mysteries of the Ancient World|
Actors: Darren McGavin, Shawn Mehling
Director: Doug Campbell
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Mystery & Suspense
Hosted by: Darrin McGavin. The mysteries of the ancient world have resisted science and scholars best efforts to solve them - until now! Baffling, intriguing and controversial mysteries that will affect your life! This DV... more »
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Paula G. from ODESSA, TX
Reviewed on 7/12/2013...
I would think that if you were trying to prove or disprove Bible stories, you would at least read them first. Every episode that I watched had something in it that was either completely against the Biblical account or, at the very least, pulled from the clear blue sky. For example, according to the movie David was just a diversion to get the army into position to attack while in the Bible David and Goliath were literally fighting as the champions of their armies and the Hebrew army didn't move until David had decapitated Goliath. The Bible seems to indicate that the statue of Daniel 3 was a direct result of the dream in Daniel 2. That is to say that Nebuchadnezzar did not like the prophecy that his kingdom would fail which was indicated by a statue of mixed metals wherein the head of gold represented Babylon. So he made a statue of solid gold to show he expected his empire to last to the end of time. In the video the statue was of some ancient Babylonian god no one had worshiped for at least a generation.
This movie also seems to miss the idea that a miracle is, by definition, something without scientific explanation. Giving scientific reasons for the Biblical miracles doesn't endorse the Bible, but cheapens God's power over all of his creation.
The one video that isn't about the Bible is a mish mash of odd possibly supernatural things. So that one gets the impression the videos makers are open to believing anything as long as it is improbable and supernatural.
And,yes, the scholarship and video quality is also questionable.
AMAZON'S DESCRIP OF CONDITION NOT CORRECT.
D. Masters | CALIF., USA | 03/31/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"DVD WAS LISTED AS "NEW". PRODUCT RECIEVED WAS OPEN BOX AND OBVIOUSLY "USED" WITH SCRATCHES ON PLAYING SURFACE OF DVD. I PAID "NEW" PRICE BUT DID NOT GET IT. SOMEONE AT AMAZON NEEDS TO DO BETTER JOB OF CLASSIFYING. RETURN POLICY MAY BE AVAILABLE, BUT MY TIME AND EFFORT REQUIRED TO RETURN DVD WELL EXCEEDS COST OF DVD. ALL WHICH ONLY MAKES ME GUNSHY TO BUY FROM AMAZON AGAIN."
Mysteries of the Ancient World
Jonna Horn | California Central Coast | 12/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for use in science class, but it is not appropriate. It covers mostly religious relics, and 50% is on shroud of Turin. It is great for the lay person. Would be interesting for an adult Sunday school."