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Women Of The Bible (2014/History Channel/Lionsgate DVD Set)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Main Program: C+

The History Channel takes a look into one of mankind's oldest story and how females played their roles, from the first woman Eve, to Queens and harlots of the Bible, but who were they really and were they real or fictional characters made up to teach a lesson? Oddly enough, there seems to be only 2 types of women in the bible, a woman is either virtuous and a virgin or she was a seductress/temptress and sinner and blamed for the sins of man in Women Of The Bible.

The writing here keeps in mind what woman's role in biblical society back then was, woman was made after man and thus always considered second when compared to man. Their duties were to serve faithfully and to submit to their husband, men/god. Any woman who became independent was considered either influenced by God or was completely treacherous and sinful. In short, women were considered no better than property in those times. The only reason why they exist in the Bible was to teach how young woman and girls how they should behave and serve their husbands and be the child bearer. If a woman didn't follow traditions she would considered unfaithful and sinner, and the husband has the right to even stone her to death.

This program reminds us of how stories and reality were two very different things. Of course, Bible stories are meant to be beautiful and inspirational, a lot of times they were also meant to teach a lesson and the real story got changed to suit it's needs, but it makes sense when you think about who were writing these stories (the men). Even now, priests tend to gloss over and forget how history was, you must always question in order to discover what is truth from fiction.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital sound are very soft and average, plus there are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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