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The Old Testament is a 2003-2004 Italian animated religious series that was based on the life of the Old Testament and stories from the Bible. It consists 39 episodes in a season ans was distributed by Mondo TV.

Background

This is the subject of the most widely-read book in the world from which, in thirty-nine episodes, we evoke the characters and events so that people from many generations including Christians and Mormons can appreciate the richness of this great treasure.

Synopsis

“In the beginning” , the Bible tells us, God created the heaven and the earth: light, the firmament, the stars, the waters with the sea abundant with fish of every type and on the earth with trees and marvelous fruits until on the sixth day, God said, "Let us make man in our image and likeness and male and female he created". Adam and Eve were to be the progenitors of a happy race. But in the Garden of Eden, the snake came to seek them out because he, a rebel spirit, was the enemy of God the creator and of his creations. Thus the snake tempted Adam and Eve to eat the fruit which God had forbidden to them.

They were punished and driven out of the delightful garden in which they had been created, they were forced to sweat and labor to survive. From them, a multitude was born in whose hearts, together with a desire for good, the perverted seed of the snake flourished which was called the seed of evil. Thus when God saw earth and saw the hearts of the men whom he himself had created, he regretted that he had given life to them because he saw them corrupted by sin. And he said, “I shall wipe man out of the face of the earth!”.

However, among the population there was a faithful servant of Him. And God wanted to be fair to him. So, when he punished mankind by drowning the earth in a great flood, he saved that man, Noah, teaching him on time how to build an ark of resinous wood for himself, for all his family and for two animals, male and female, of every created species, so as to preserve them.

After the flood, Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, populated the earth and a race among peoples had the privilege of joining Yahweh, the creator of heaven and earth, in a holy alliance so that men could know and adore their Lord. Yahweh unveiled His voice to Abraham, a descendant of this race. In obedience to him, Abraham left the city where he lived and began a long journey across the desert…

The episodes in our series evoke this journey, which continues beyond Abraham and in which periods when faith in Yahweh is exalted alternate with periods when the divine ally is abandoned and betrayed.

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