From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.
Week 1 – IN THE BEGINNING / EXODUS
From perfect beginnings, mankind soon falters and God sends a devastating flood. Noah’s descendent Abraham hears the voice of God and is promised a land and a nation – a seemingly impossible outcome as his wife Sarah cannot bear children. Yet, through a series of tests, Abraham’s faith holds out, and he is rewarded with a family. His descendents form the twelve tribes of Israel and God’s chosen people begin to populate the Promised Land. But famine strikes, and the Israelites are forced into exile to Egypt, where they are brutally enslaved by Pharaoh. They now need a new leader to save them. The chosen man is Moses and, after God appears to him in a vision, he knows what must be done. Bravely and dramatically, Moses leads his people out of exile, across the Red Sea, and back towards the Promised Land. In the wilderness, God renews his promise of a land and nation of their own, but they must live by the rules. Moses accepts from God the Ten Commandments, a moral framework for the just society the Israelites must forge when they reach the Promised Land.