History Classics: The Ten Commandments
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 3/13/2012
It is the most famous document in all of Western history. The Ten Commandments are the words of God carved into stone. But what did they really mean, and what do they mean today? In this two-part special, HISTORY unearths the answers to these questions, featuring insights from a distinguished group of scholars who examine how the Commandments have been interpreted throughout thousands of years and how they have challenged, changed and transformed human society. Discover what sort of punishments were handed out to those who broke these sacred rules, and why; whether the original document, said to be preserved in the Ark of the Covenant, could actually still exist; and just why the Commandments form the backbone of Western civilization. 7 episodes on 4 DVDs. 2012/color/6 hrs, 20 min/NR/fullscreen.