Right now Google Trends is showing the History Channel as the top trending item with more than 200,000 searches for phrases like “The Bible History Channel, History Channel The Bible, The Bible” and more.
That’s because ‘The Bible’ premiered Sunday evening, and perhaps you were like this Christian TV Examiner, riveted to her TV, watching the DVR’d episode titled “Beginnings,” wherein Noah endured God’s wrath as he quoted Genesis, all whilst living out Genesis in the huge ark, as the Mark Burnett/Roma Downey-created and Diogo Morgado-acted first episode dramatically portrayed God’s creation of the Earth.
“And on the 7th day, He rested,” Noah said, as a scene of sunny calm came over the raging land, wherein people drowned.
The Bible: The Epic Miniseries DVD already has soared to an Amazon Best Sellers Rank of #46 in Movies & TV, and it’s still only on pre-order, to be released at a date that Amazon hasn’t displayed at this time.
Watch videos of ‘The Bible’ from The History Channel’s website online
In case you missed the premiere episode of this popular series, at least The History Channel has several video clips online to watch, imbued with commentaries from the actors:
As far as the full episodes, the premiere “Beginnings” episode will be replayed at the following dates:
March 04, 2013 – 12:01-02:01AM
March 06, 2013 – 09:00-11:02PM
March 07, 2013 – 01:01-03:03AM
March 10, 2013 – 06:00-08:00PM
As of this writing, the video clips of ‘The Bible’ to watch online include actors speaking about their favorite verses, plus clips of Rahab, Joshua, Abraham, Bathsheba, Angels, Delilah, Samson’s mother, and more sneak peeks and trailer views.
Clicking on the full-access video login brings viewers to the xfinity and DirecTV providers, so customers who have those providers can get full access to the show.
And people who don’t have cable can always try their hand at YouTube to find parts of The History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ to watch online for free, staying away from any riffraff who tries to get you to click off to unknown other links.
‘The Bible’ on The History Channel is rated TV-14…
…so it’s not necessarily for young kids, as my husband and I discovered when our kids balked at watching the amazing series (after all, a new episode of “Austin and Ally” was on) but I let them go in the other room when there was a violent scene of a man getting struck in the head by a rock.
But I’m glad this wonderful series is showing the truth and not shying away from real life happenings, which can be bloody and messy and evil at time.
The next episode titled “Homeland” premieres March 10, 2013, and will display Joshua conquering Jericho, Delilah betraying Samson, Samuel anointing David king, Saul being consumed with jealousy after David defeats Goliath, as well as King David ushering in the golden age for Israel, and his Solomon building God’s temple in Jerusalem.
With giant locusts swarming Egypt and Israel being put on high alert prior to Passover, one can’t help but feel this miniseries is trying to serve as God’s warning that He’s up to something.