I’m one of the strange people. I prefer facts to truth. A single cold hearted fact is worth more than a thousand feel good truths in my book. Thus, one of my favourite books is The Bible Unearthed. It’s a book about the factual history of Judaism and how much of what we think we know about it and the Bible is incorrect.
For example, there’s no evidence of the exodus out of Egypt nor for the existence of Abraham. We’re not talking “the details are in dispute”. We’re talking “there are no details to get in a dispute about because it didn’t happen”. In fact, up until about the 7th century BCE there isn’t much that can be said about ancient Israel.
So, it was a pleasant surprise to find out via The Atheist Jew that the book has been made into a documentary. It’s such a fascinating story, I encourage all to watch it. It’s been broken into several clips. The first one is below. The others can be found on google.