Friday, 30 April 2010

Bibledex nears completion

Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: I've devoted most of this week to the Bible!

That's because I'm trying to finish a major video project I've been working on called Bibledex, making videos about every book of the Bible (well, the 66 most Bibles contain).

They aren't religious films, they're just supposed to be an academic yet curious look at what be the world's most famous collection of texts.

I still have four videos to go, but this week I finished all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).

Here's the last one I edited (which ironically was probably the first one written - Mark).

The thing I found most interesting in this video is that the supposed last words of Jesus ("My God, My God, why have you forsaken me") may have a totally different meaning to what most people think... I love finding out stuff like that!

As someone who does so much work on science films, some people thought it strange I'd tackle a project about the Bible.

But I hope anyone who watches will realise this is not about God or religion... It is about curiosity and sharing knowledge.

I also like to think I ask some challenging questions of the theologians.

Check out the videos at or

Many of them include some great footage we filmed in Israel.

By the way, all this work does not mean I've neglected my science duties... This week's science videos have included videos on Benzene, Terbium and Electrical Conductivity. Check them out too!