Excellent adaptation and real close to what the bible says. I can't believe the History Channel actually did this series. The only things I have ever seen from them is the alternative stories (books that didn't make it in the bible) or trying to explain miracles scientifically. To just do a show about just what the bible says without any commentary is commendable. Plus the acting and directing was first rate.
This is a very interesting portrayal of history during the time Christianity was forming. This film is very graphic and does cover many events in the Bible but due to time restraints required making a series like this there were many short cuts that were taken. Some of the events portrayed were not as written in the Bible, but the thought was still there. I would recommend this movie series to everyone and I did enjoy it.