The Bible; a history
From the "Lost World" series.
A seven part series of very mixed quality. Last week they had that appalling Anne Whitecombe person.
However,last night they had some very learned reform rabbis and my favourite historian,Marina Warner.
The programme was about women in the bible,from Eve,Deborah,and Bathsheba etc etc to Mary mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene etc etc. I was impressed that they referred to the story of Lilith as the first woman.(she became the red headed demon Ashoroth)
The programme also pointed out that popular views of biblical women are rarely supported by scipture.
Highly recommended (I'd skip the episode with Anne thingy)