In the 19th century, a revolution in biblical scholarship was prompted by the publication of a never-before-seen manuscript calledCodex Sinaiticus. The work was allegedly “discovered” by a German scholar named Constantine von Tischendorf, who declared this to be the oldest Bible ever found. Tischendorf said he found the work in a rubbish basket at a Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt. While many in the academic world did not fully believe his story, they were willing to accept his claims about the antiquity of the codex.
Yet shortly after his discovery was published, a renowned Greek paleographer named Constantine Simonides came forward and declared that the manuscript was no ancient text at all, but had been created by him in 1840. The controversy surrounding these events is, perhaps, the most incredible untold chapter in Bible history. It involves Jesuits, the Pope, a high-minded German, a committee of Anglo Romanists, and a mysterious Greek patriot. It is a story that (while quite true and well documented) a vast majority of modern academics know nothing about. Yet the subject matter dramatically impacts the world of biblical scholarship, even to this present hour. Most of what today’s scholars believe about manuscript evidence is based on the events of this era, and the footnotes in your Bible are the proof of it.
Topics discussed in this documentary:
1 ) New details about the Counter Reformation and its origins
2) Answers arguments concerning the Waldenses, Albigenses, Paulicans -- and the accusation that they were “Manichean heretics.”
3) History of how the Papacy was established in 606 A.D.
4) Italian missionary explains Rome’s works gospel vs. the gospel of grace
5) The Jesuit plan to seize control of the Bible.
6) The Oxford Movement and its use of “Protestants” as secret agents for Rome.
7) The Jesuit origins of higher criticism as a weapon against the Bible.
8) Rome’s history of creating forged manuscripts and fake relics.
9) The never-before-told history of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus.
10) Westcott, Hort and the Revision of 1881.
Featured experts: Dr. David Brown, Dr. Henry Hudson, Dr. Ronald Cooke, Dr. Alan O’Reilly, Les Garrett, Roger Oakland, Dr. D.A. Waite, Dr. H.D. Williams.
- The sequel to "A Lamp in the Dark".
- “Tares Among the Wheat” will likely challenge what most scholars believe about Bible history, and the origins of the current wave of new translations that have flooded churches around the world.
- Enter a mysterious world of ancient manuscripts, assailed by forgeries, fakes, and theological intrigue of the highest order.
Description: The Last Pope?
The Last Pope?" is a documentary from WND that travels to Rome, Geneva, Belfast and the U.S. to discover the story of venerated Irish prophet St. Malachy. Lost away inside the Vatican archives for 400 years, Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes emerged in the late 1500s at a time of great papal upheaval. Heralded at the time as a miraculous development, the origin and early years of the prophecy are cloaked in murky mysticism. According to the Prophecy of the Popes, a time of vast biblical significance is now at hand. "The Last Pope?" includes medieval historians, Vatican-affiliated experts, authors (including Tom Horn and Chris Putman, co-authors of "Petrus Romanus: The Last Pope Is Here") and others. From Ireland to Italy, "The Last Pope?" tells a riveting story of eschatological intrigue.
“Strong sales of books on the papal prophecies of St. Malachy suggest a strong fascination with the topic. This documentary is the first to take an objective and balanced view that includes the official Vatican position and opinions and insights from a wide variety of both Catholic and non-Catholic experts.” – Joseph Farah, WND.com
About the Producers
Veteran newsman and new media pioneer Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND, the world's leading independent Internet news source, as well as WND Books and WND Films and TV. His 2003 bestseller "Taking America Back" prophesied the movement today known as "the tea party." The former daily newspaper editor has authored, co-authored or collaborated on more than a dozen books, including Rush Limbaugh's "See, I Told You So." In 2010 he joined Sarah Palin as a nationally televised keynote speaker at the first national Tea Party Convention in Nashville. His other works include “Stop the Presses,” “None of the Above,” “This Land Is Our Land” (with Congressman Richard Pombo) and “The Tea Party Manifesto,” now in its third edition and 14th printing.
George Escobar is vice president of WND Films and TV in charge of programming, production and strategy. Escobar directed “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” for WND Films, which has been Amazon's No. 1 Faith DVD since April 2012. He is co-founder of Advent Film Group, whose inaugural movie, “Come What May,” was seen by over 3.5 million people online and on TV. Advent’s new films for 2013 include “Hero,” “The Screenwriters” and “Alone Yet Not Alone,” produced for Enthuse Entertainment. Escobar was vice president for Discovery, executive director for AOL and a producing fellow at the American Film Institute. He holds seven U.S. patents in technology and user interface design and has taught filmmaking to over 1,000 students. Escobar and his wife homeschooled their three sons from K to12.
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: WND TV
- DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
- Run Time: Approx 60 minutes