The Bible RulesSeason 1
Everyone knows about the Ten Commandments, but there are more than 2,000 rules and laws contained in the pages of the Bible. The Bible Rules on H2 explores these directives, which govern almost every sphere of human activity, from love, war, food and drink to how to pray and what to wear.
- 1. The CurseMarch 15, 201443minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIn this episode, we explore the ways ancient people attempted to control the dark forces in their lives. The Bible rules warn people about cursing their parents, consulting wizards, breaking their promises or even wearing blended fabrics.
- 2. SexMarch 22, 201443minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishSex is a major focus for the Bible rules, and in this episode, we find some of the more surprising commands in the Bible, including one that warns a woman against grabbing the crotch of an attacking man in order to defend her husband.
- 3. WarMarch 29, 201443minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe Bible rules forbid Israelite armies from cutting down the trees of enemy cities. Is this a clue to a 3000-year-old green movement or is something else going on here? Hint: It's all about the olives.
- 4. Ancient ViceApril 5, 201443minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe use and abuse of alcoholic beverages goes back to deepest antiquity, and so it comes as no surprise the Bible has a lot to say on the subject. Yet wine and spirits played a very different role in the ancient world than they do today.
- 5. False ProphetsApril 12, 201443minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThese days, most people don't worship golden idols, but it's amazing how many of the Bible rules about graven images still sound relevant. In this episode, we plunge back into a world of otherworldly gods, who had to be fed, clothed and coddled.
- 6. Ancient SlaveryApril 19, 201443minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishSlavery was a fact of life in the ancient world, as the Bible rules make clear. Whether in Rome or Greece, Egypt or Israel, human beings lived under bondage, but there were surprising laws in place to regulate the practice.
- Jessica Xanthe CranKen DruckermanAbigail HarperSarah Holm JohansenJonathan JordanAngi KuhnAaron LehmanJohn MarksBrian Meere
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