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Friday, November 1, 2013

"Bible Secrets Revealed" on History Channel--Chris Keith

The History Channel has a sneak peek video of an upcoming documentary series called "Bible Secrets Revealed" here.  The preview features Bart Ehrman, Candida Moss, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, and the voice of Reza Aslan.  Yours truly was interviewed for it as well, on a ridiculously hot day here in London.  Over at XKV8R, Bob Cargill provides a fuller list of the contributors and it's clear that they've included people from all over the spectrum of Biblical Studies: 

Reza Aslan (University of California, Riverside)
Gary Burge (Wheaton College)
Robert R. Cargill (University of Iowa)
Bart Ehrman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)
Israel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv University)
William Fulco (Loyola Marymount University)
Jeffrey C. Geoghegan (Boston College)
Bryan Givens (Pepperdine University)
Mark Goodacre (Duke University)
Bradley Hale (Azusa Pacific University)
James Hoffmeier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Amir Hussain (Loyola Marymount University)
Alvin Kass (NYPD)
Chris Keith (St. Mary’s University College)
Peter Lanfer (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Dale Martin (Yale University)
Candida Moss (University of Notre Dame)
Bob Mullins (Azusa Pacific University)
Elaine Pagels (Princeton University)
Yuval Peleg (Israel Antiquities Authority)
Pnina Shor (Israel Antiquities Authority)
Jordan Smith (University of Iowa)
Daniel L. Smith-Christopher (Loyola Marymount University)
Francesca Stavrakopoulou (University of Exeter, UK)
James Tabor (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
David Wolpe (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles)
Jennifer Wright-Knust (Boston University)

I look forward to seeing the full episodes and was honored to be a part of it. 


  1. By 'secrets' do they mean stuff that is in the bible for anyone to read, but most are just unaware of it? or are they talking about manuscript transmission, textual reconstruction, etc.?

    1. Mark, I can't speak for the producers, but I think it's the former.

  2. About time those secrets were revealed! What did it take? A FOIA request?

  3. Also, it appears that universities are over-represented on this list. Why only one police department? Was no one available from Interpol, or the Mission Impossible team?