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Toward the Promised Land [electronic resource]: Forty Years in the Desert

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In the wilderness after a dramatic escape from Egypt, the story of the Hebrew people reaches a pivotal moment - one in which uncertainty and desperation threaten to derail the dream of a Promised Land. This program features author Bruce Feiler's re-creation of that ancient, 40-year struggle for survival. Reflecting on places where God is said to have provided food and water for the Israelites, Feiler discovers the secret of the tamarisk tree and its sweet, honey-like substance called "manna." In the shadow of the mountain believed to be the biblical Mount Sinai, he visits the oldest operating church in the world and sees what's claimed to be the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses. And after many more wonders, Feiler climbs Mt. Nebo, where Moses, though allowed only a glimpse of his accomplishment, savored spiritual rewards nonetheless.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
56 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 and up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 30, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Forty Years in the Desert
Series
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Walking the Bible
Contents
  • The Journey (2:20)
  • Sponsors & Credits: Toward the Promised Land: Forty Years in the Desert (0:41)
  • Wandering, Promise and Law (1:37)
  • Harsh Desert (2:34)
  • Geography (1:19)
  • Spring of Moses (1:36)
  • Manna From Heaven (2:49)
  • Crucible of Faith (0:47)
  • St. Catherine's Monastery (3:15)
  • Burning Bush (1:43)
  • Library at St. Catherine's (2:40)
  • Skepticism and Sacred Ground (3:04)
  • Morning Service (1:36)
  • Climbing Sinai (4:12)
  • Meaning of the Ascent (1:46)
  • God, Land and People (2:35)
  • Written Stone (1:16)
  • Nawamis (1:32)
  • Forty Years Wandering (2:00)
  • Crossing the Jordan (2:01)
  • Desert Life (2:00)
  • Meaning of the Desert (1:24)
  • Petra (2:35)
  • Moses' Last Days (2:08)
  • Mount Nebo (2:44)
  • Promised Land (0:53)
  • Additional Resources & Credits: Walking the Bible (1:16)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2006.
Publisher no.
  • 43637s Films Media Group
  • 43741 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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