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The Bible's Buried Secrets

Religious Perspectives

NOVA asked members of the clergy representing a range of religious traditions to watch "The Bible's Buried Secrets" and give us their thoughts on the program. Explore their comments below.

If you are a clergy member and would like to send us your perspective on the program after it airs on November 18, we would welcome your feedback.


Imam Shamsi Ali

Imam Shamsi Ali
Islamic Cultural Center of New York
Director, Jamaica Muslim Center
Queens, New York

"This is an extraordinary work for all children of Abraham to know. Truly, a fascinating documentary film ..."

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Father Marcel Bouchard

Father Marcel Bouchard
Corpus Christi Parish
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

"The whole program shows how both archeology and history contribute to the meaning and message of the Bible."

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Reverand Chloe Breyer

Reverend Chloe Breyer
Executive Director
The Interfaith Center of New York

"This film offers something for the head, heart, and soul, and should be required viewing for scripture classes..."

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Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz

Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz
Temple Emanuel
Newton, Massachusetts
"Conservative Judaism is fully accepting of the type of scholarship featured in this documentary."

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Reverend Kenneth Himes

Reverend Kenneth Himes
Chairman, Department of Theology
Boston College

"For some, the ideas presented may seem novel or surprising, but this is material that is being discussed in the theology courses found at many Catholic universities."

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Rabbi Burton Visotzky

Rabbi Burton Visotzky
Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies
Jewish Theological Seminary

"A fascinating journey into biblical history, with a wonderfully broad array of scholars across faith traditions..."

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Rabbi David Wolpe

Rabbi David Wolpe
Sinai Temple
Los Angeles, California

"The search for the origins of the biblical stories has entered a new era. Now we can coax the earth into yielding some of its treasures and secrets."

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