The folk at Fuller have been documenting (on facebook) the many errors of ‘The Bible” on the History Channel. This one is so absurd that it deserves wider mention:
This is supposed to be the letter written from David to Joab to have Uriah killed… a garbled and fragmentary version 2 Sam 11:15. It also uses an anachronistic script (with wrong letters in places) and misunderstands how stamp seals were used. (It should be used to seal strings that wrap around a scroll.) It makes no sense–the letter, or the lack of attention to detail.
Come on. If they had consultants (and listened to them) then how tough would it have been to use the proper script and the proper sort of seal? I’m not just being pedantic. This is just wrong. It’s inaccurate. It’s false. Consequently, it’s deceptive.
GMA has it right- this series is ‘Gold’. And that’s the producer’s aim.
I’d have no issue whatsoever with it if it were called ‘The Bible Fictionalized’. At least that would be true. “The Bible”? Not really.