As a believer in Jesus Christ and a reader of the scriptures, you become overjoyed when the Bible is presented on national television. You also become skeptical, as most versions of the Bible on television are grossly sanitized, so that they do not offend. Amazingly, there is no problem with Hangover Part II playing on television with its clear degradation of women, but I digress.
Having watched an episode of “The Bible” I liked the quality of the show. The theatrics and the high quality visualizations and CGI I found to be on point. I felt the story as I was watching it. Of course, they must add to the Biblical account to make it flow. I would watch the series with my children and then read the Biblical account. Their story has been sanitized. Homosexuality of Sodom and Gomorrah has been removed. It also has some inaccurate points as it showed Pharaoh alive after the flood when the Biblical account shows him dead.
There is also controversy concerning the races of the characters. You find the black man’s kryptonite the white women (Samson and Delilah) and Noah’s Scottish accent. I think this fits well with our changing demographic and to create discussion that previously did not exist outside of Biblical scholars.
Here is another controversy. Wait for it.
Read the Biblical Account in KJV.