Biblical Forensics: Real Faces of the Bible, hosted by David Berman, will be making its North American Premiere this coming Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 9:00pm on Vision TV.
The four-part series will be shown on consecutive Mondays throughout April.
Delilah Revealed - April 8, 2013
The Sacrificed Child - April 15, 2013
Ancient Warrior - April 22, 2013
The Man Who Saw Jesus - April 29, 2013
Biblical Forensics: Real Faces of the Bible blends myth-busting archaeology with dramatic recreations and forensic investigation. Having been granted unprecedented access to four ancient skulls from the Holy Land, each episode seeks to accurately reconstruct a “biblical” face. Travelling across the globe, archaeologists and scholars separate fact from myth, while a team of forensic anthropologists and artists put flesh on bone, using both traditional and state-of-the-art methods of facial reconstruction.
Biblical Forensics: Real Faces of the Bible pushes the envelope of biblical archaeology.
Because of religious sensibilities, it is very difficult to do forensic work on human remains excavated in Israel. Utilizing CAT scans and other cutting edge 3D technologies, forensic anthropologists, doctors and police facial reconstruction experts have managed to side step those sensibilities by minimizing the need to handle the skulls of the deceased. The results are extremely dramatic.
For the first time ever the face of a Philistine woman has been reconstructed. Not only that, she lived at the time of Delilah. In other words, this is the closest we have come to looking at the face of the biblical enchantress, Delilah. More than this, this is the first time that the face of a sacrificial victim has been “brought to life”. The baby was found in a sacrificial setting inside a millennia old Canaanite jar. We have also reconstructed the face of a warrior who lived in pre Canaanite times. Finally, for the first time ever, the face of a Galilean man who lived at the time of Jesus has been reconstructed. If Jesus was a famous healer, then this man surely knew him. In other words, we can literarily come face to face with a man who came face to face with Jesus.