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Hike desert mountains, ford rivers, and marvel at the ruins of some of the oldest civilizations on Earth with renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through various places from the Biblical world. Filmed on location throughout nations including Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, and Greece, each installment in this fifteen-volume series focuses on the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the Bible, bringing ancient stories and long-forgotten worldviews to life. Whether you’re a believer in the Bible or simply interested in history, this series will transform your understanding of the ancient world and give you brand-new insights into modern-day cultures.
With over 70 episodes now in can, our long running relationship with author and teacher Ray Vander Laan has taken us throughout virtually the entire world of the Bible. These fantastic History Channel style films present quite a physical and logistical challenge. Working in some hard-to-work in countries, and in some hard-to-endure terrain, Ray has yet to see a mountain he didn’t want to teach atop. Our three-camera crews must be prepared to hike, to endure the elements, and to capture the energetic teaching of Ray Vander Laan without interfering too much with the experience of his real-life audience. Each episode is supplemented with artwork, dramatic recreations, historical documents, graphic maps and original music. My job as director is to capture the energy and essence of Ray’s teaching – which captivates people on his always-full trips – and bring that experience to hundreds of thousands of people who may never be able to actually climb Mt. Sinai, Mt. Carmel, or the AcroCorinth for themselves.