The trailer for the upcoming Discovery Channel ‘special’ is up. I watched it. I’m unimpressed. Two things jumped out right off. First, the ‘Jerusalem’ David shows up at hardly represents the actual 10th c. BCE village that actually was.
And second, at the birth of Jesus why, oh why, must they have had 3 ‘Wise men’? Why? There’s nothing in the biblical text to suggest there were three- it’s simply one of those ridiculous misrepresentations that whomsoever advised the filmmakers should have screamed at the top of their lungs about in order to ensure it wasn’t repeated. Further- they didn’t appear at the BIRTH of Jesus but later, when he was in a house, per Matthew. Not in the stable, per Luke. Imbeciles.
The directors are better known for pseudo-theology as embodied in ‘Touched By an Angel’. If these two examples are ‘par for the course’, this ‘special’ will prove to be yet another in a long line of History Channel productions which are simply garbage.
You can, if you want, watch the trailer here-
I really wish the History Channel would stick with shows about aliens who built the pyramids. That’s where they do their ‘best’ work… and that they’d leave the Bible alone.