In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their ancient military exploits are described in one of history's most famous religious texts; the old testament of the Bible. But by reading between the religious lines, ancient military historians unlock the soldier's secrets of the bible by examining the weapons, the strategies; and the commanders, some of whom are unlikely warriors, like Abraham, Moses, and Deborah. Bible Battles is a two hour hi-definition special that explores the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham, approximately 1500 BC, until David's ascension to the throne, around 1000 BC. Using graphic battle re-creations choreographed by a Hollywood sword master, Bible Battles brings to life some of the most famous stories of the Bible, like the Exodus, the battle of Jericho, and David's fight against Goliath; as well as more obscure stories like Abraham's surprise...
David W. Padrusch, Producer/Director
In the beginning...there was bloodshed.
Did You Know?
When Jonathan raids the Philistine camp in the 2 versus 20 fight, Jonathan (Brian Danner) throws his shield at an oncoming Philistine. That Philistine soldier is also played by Brian Danner. The scene was edited together using a quick pan and separate wardrobe, hair and make-up. See more