The Bible Miniseries (2013)


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A new Biblical mini-series.

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.

The Bible is an epic five-week, 10 hour television mini-series premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel from Emmy Award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. For two hours each Sunday night millions of viewers will see the Bible from Genesis to Revelation come to life in a way never before seen. The final episode of the series will air on Easter Sunday and will feature the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Episode List (with brief overview):
Week One: In the Beginning – Creation, the fall, Noah, Abraham thru Jacob, Israel begins. Exodus - The story of Moses and the giving of The Ten Commandments.
Week Two: Homeland - Joshua, Samson, Judges, David & Goliath. Kingdom - David, Saul, Solomon.
Week Three: Survival - Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Jews return to Jerusalem. Hope - The birth of Christ, John the Baptist, Jesus and Peter.
Week Four: Mission - Pharisees, Jesus, miracles, Disciples. Betrayal - Last supper, Judas, Peter’s Denial
Week Five: Passion - Nicodemus, Caiaphas, Pilate, Crucifixion, Resurrection. Courage - Jesus returns, Holy Spirit comes, Disciples persecuted, John survives death, exiled to Patmos, Revelation

cfgreviewsFrom our review of The Bible Miniseries
“One of the stand-out productions of 2013, and quite possibly the most memorable,The Bible Miniseries is a brilliant work of heart that will undoubtedly become a classic… to be honest, it’s already a classic! ”
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57 Responses so far.

  1. Terri says:

    What time on Sunday’s will this be airring?

  2. Dale Shunk says:

    Great stuff, and I believe the Lord is going to use this movie to draw many new believers into the kingdom. I want to encourage our congregation to invite their friends and co-workers to view it with them, but I cannot find the exact hours it is to be shown on Sunday nights. Does anyone know?

  3. Christian St John (Editor) says:

    Hey Guys,
    The official History Channel website says The Bible Mini-Series is going to be aired on Sundays at 8pm and then again Mondays at 1am beginning 3rd March, 2013. More info when I get it.

    • derrick wilks says:

      Is that going to show here in the UK as I cant find a listing

      • Christian St John (Editor) says:

        I can’t find a listing for it showing on any channel in the UK. It probably will, but when… I don’t know. Sorry. The DVD and Blu-ray are out in April in North America.

      • Jamie says:

        Check YouTube and other networks websites too. They are showing encore presentations on several other networks here in the USA.

  4. TJ Green says:

    I checked the History Channel for March 3rd, the movie is not listed. :(

  5. Patti Bryan says:

    This looks SO amazing and I pray that this movie is viewed and inspires the billions of people who so desperately need HOPE in this troubled world and these troubled times we are in . I know I have been feeling SO lost and hopeless in the past few months, so uncertain about the future and the state of our world. I am so very thankful that this project was undertaken by Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey. God bless you and God bless all of God’s creation. Please pray for healing of ALL of His creation and watch this … I can’t wait to purchase it. Can we reserve the movie so I can get it and share it as soon as possible ?

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      Hey Patti,
      We will have a link posted to our affiliates (,, and as soon as a release date for the DVD and Blu-ray is confirmed. Have a great day!

      • What i don’t get is when are they gonna show the true Jesus

        • Christian St John (Editor) says:

          No movie, however good, is going to fully capture the “real” Jesus. I have watched a ton of “Jesus” movies, and while many of them have something of the person and personality of Jesus, it’s impossible for a simple movie to capture his whole being, works, mindset, worldview, personality, and so on. I for one am looking forward to this adaptation. Happy viewing…

      • Christian St John (Editor) says:

        OK, I have just learned that The Bible Mini Series will be coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on April 2nd, 2013.

  6. sue hitzel says:

    when will the movie be aired in CA I have looked and do not see where it is listed. Thanks sue

  7. Patricia says:

    I have just checked UK listing on the History Ch and it is not showing for the 3rd. (Sob!) Will we be able to watch the series at the same time as America? If not, when can the UK experience this beautiful retelling of some of the Bible stories?

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      As far as I know it’s only showing in North America. This means you may have to wait until it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray… unless some other UK station is going to be showing it, but I can’t find any details. Sorry!

  8. david says:

    Does anyone know who the actor playing Moses is in this movie?

  9. Lily Salazar says:

    Will Isaiah be in this movie?

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      Good question. I’m not sure, but I haven’t seen a listing for anyone playing the character Isaiah.

  10. Diane says:

    When will this movie be available on dvd.

  11. Paul Bottalico says:

    I believe this will be great for all of those people that haven’t taken the time to read the Bible but would really like to know what God has in store for us and to know the ‘Meaning of our Life’. It will also be good for those who really have a hard time reading, but are more ‘Audible’ learners. Once this mini-series has been completed, God will have gained more believers in His Kingdom and more lovers of God.

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      I for one am believing that this miniseries will affect a lot of lives… Christians and non-Christians alike!

  12. loarri says:

    It is possible to view the Bible series ‘live?’ As I don’t have the History Channel. Any tips for viewing would be appreciated. I sure hope & pray I will be able to view.

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      I don’t think anywhere has a legal copy to view online. I just checked the History website and nada… Does anyone know where those of us without cable can view it?

    • tim says:

      I don’t know if Lifetime channel will carry all episodes. But we are showing the first one right now.

  13. Caroline says:

    I’m really sad :( I don’t have the history channel. I’d purchase it through Amaxon, but can’t afford. It should have been shown on a local channel instead, we’re not all fortunate enough to have cable. Maybe next time.

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      Yeah, I don’t have cable either. So it’s either online somewhere, or wait for the DVD/Blu-ray.

    • Jamie says:

      The History Channel is the only network that agreed to aire it. But encore showing have now been shown on Lifetime too. Heard it was shown on Daystar earlier than the scheduled time on the History Channel. Not sure what Daystar is, but our pastor said he has watched the whole series already on Daystar.

  14. Mary Varriano says:

    Really enjoyed 1st episode. Can you tell me where the movie was filmed?

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      I believe it was filmed in Morocco. Many of the modern Biblical movies are filmed there.

  15. Carl Grey says:

    It was a good program tonight, some parts were very good.
    I was just surprised that the majority of actors were British playing Israelites and yet using their British accents, especially in light of the fact that there’s been so much talk about authenticity.
    I’m not complaining, it’s great to see the Bible on TV.

  16. sue hitzel says:

    History station 73 -I look forward to a few wonderful Sunday Nights..

  17. This was the most compelling start of such a beautiful movie. I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to see all of these series, it should be aired everywhere in the world. Thank God for everyone in this movie about the Bible, their hardships and pain and love of knowing God. This should be the best movie about the Bible ever put out, I loved the 10 commandments with Charlton Heston, the best classic to ever hit the screen, but this series should be so wonderful and such a blessing to see what we have read, thank you all for what you have done and the time you have put into this movie. God Bless Cody

  18. Rick Shorrock says:

    Not impressed. The pivotal points about the destruction of Sodom were made politically correct by leaving them out entirely. I’ll probably still watch, but it upset me that Burnett and Downey were obviously attempting not to upset a certain group of people.

    • JD Davis says:

      Agreed, Rick. I get it that they can’t include every detail of the Bible in a 10 hour program, but to give as much air time to Sodom and not mention the reason for its destruction. They totally omitted Joseph, a MAJOR person of influence in Genesis. Many details were changed when the truth would have fit much better. I was not really impressed with episode 2 last night, either.

  19. pastor Kevin says:

    Why didnt you get it right so many wrong things David picked up 5 stones from a brook not infront of Saul, David confrounted Saul outside the cave not inside,Samson was not a black African But a Jew from the tribe of Dan, Rahab scarlet cord was hung from the wall not outside her door and so many more What a wast of money and time I hope we dont see a woman carrying Jesus cross

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      Hey Kevin, Thanks for your comments. While I agree that some things in this production are not authentic or keeping 100% to the accounts in Scripture, I think that most of the changes or “artistic license” used is minor and not worth worrying too much about. Was Samson black? Maybe the question should be did Moses look like Charlton Heston? And I’m sure that Jesus didn’t look like a member of The Bee Gees as he is presented in so many Hollywood depictions of him.

      I think for the most part this series has kept the ideals of the Word while acting as a primer for the growing number of Bible illiterate people in our society. There will never be a film or series that will stay 100% true to the Biblical accounts… I have seen many movies based on Scripture and haven’t come across one yet. Like I always say, the movie’s never as good as the book! :) Have a great day!

  20. Phil says:

    I can appreciate what the producers wanted to do with this film, but I find myself siding closer to pastor Kevin. I would like to know who the bible scholars whom they used are. I would encourage anyone who watched the mini-series to read a good word-for-word translation (i.e. NKJV, HCSB, NAS) to find out what was changed or left out. Even better, listen to the One Year Audio Bible by Tom Dooley. I have enjoyed it for the past two years.
    My worries as a Christian educator is how many people will look less favorable at the Bible since we do not try to depict it as truth, but as more like a children’s story or legend where the truth cannot be known. I hope not. I would like to see this to be a catalyst to encourage more to read the bible. Time will tell.

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  22. Harald says:

    This series takes way too many shortcuts on the stories it tells. There is a large portion of poetic license also. All in all, the acting wasn’t bad but it leaves a lot to be desired, especially the Old Testament episodes.

  23. Micky McClure says:

    What locations was the mini-series filmed?

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      According to several sources this miniseries was filmed entirely on location in Morocco.

  24. James says:

    Any ideas to get distributor’s contact point to get an airing permission? I would like to bring this series to Christian TV network.

    • Christian St John (Editor) says:

      Hey James,

      The only details I have to hand are History Channel/A&E Television Networks are the company responsible for distributing this series. I hope this helps :)


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