Mysteries of the Bible Queen Esther Far Away and Long Gone (1998)
Delve deep into the origins and enigmas of the scriptures with this groundbreaking program from the acclaimed MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE;. She gave birth to the yearly festival of Purim, the Jewish celebration marked by revelry and charity. But how did a woman from ancient Persia come to have such an impact on Judaism? Her story, told in the Book of Esther, has long intrigued scholars. Could her epic of courage and sacrifice be true? Did King Ahasuerus exist, and what of his fabled buried treasure? And why was the Book of Esther the only book of the Old Testament missing from the Dead Sea Scrolls? Journey to the magnificent ruins of the ancient Persian palace of Persepolis, deep in the Iranian desert, and discover surprising secrets that cast new light on this ancient biblical mystery.