Does anybody know which version of the Bible they are doing. Or if they are going to include the Maccabees or is this mainly pander to Prots?
Is The Bible miniseries on the History Channel theologically accurate/correct/factual and based on biblical scripture?
The Bible is a docu-drama based on the stories in The Bible. As with any dramatization, some stories and timelines were altered to create a moving story that fit the 10 hour time frame.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey did consult a team of advisers while writing and filming the miniseries. This team includes: Rick Warren - Pastor, Saddleback, Joel Osteen - Pastor, Lakewood Church, Erwin McManus - Pastor, Mosaic, Jim Daly - Focus on the Family, Sam Rodriguez - National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Paul Eshleman - Campus Crusade for Christ, Bobby Gruenewald - YouVersion Bible, Brad Lomenick - Catalyst, Leith Anderson - National Association of Evangelicals, Frank Wright - National Religious Broadcasters, Tom Peterson - Catholics Come Home, Geoff Tunnicliffe - World Evangelical Alliance, Gabe Lyons - Q, Luis Palau, George Wood - Assemblies of God, Craig Groeschel - Life Church, Denny Rydberg - Young Life, Andrew Benton - Pepperdine University
The Bible miniseries is based on the (NIV) New International Version and the (NRS) New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.http://www.thebibleminiseries.com/frequently-asked-questions/
I think it is safe to say that Maccabees will probably not be in it, and if it is. It will surely be abbreviated.