Ya know, the times of that [[Literature/TheBible book everyone talks about]].

Can overlap with AncientEgypt (Genesis and Exodus) and AncientRome (the entire New Testament), but is usually centred around the area of Ancient Israel -- Jerusalem, especially. Home to staff-wielding doom-croaking prophets, Philistines, miracles, and loads of people in big robes who sit tableau-like around tables or rocks, looking awe-filled and reverent.

There are many biblical events disputed with regards to date or accuracy. Most historians date the Israelite Exodus to 1400 BC (there is no other record for the Exodus other than the Bible, but the official Egyptian records DO list a suddenly smaller Israelite population), and the rest of the Old Testament from 1000 BC to 500 BC. The New Testament had the death of Christ dated around 30 AD. Keep in mind that very few dates are accurate due to the various calendar systems used.

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!!Popular tropes from this time period are:

* AsTheGoodBookSays
* TheChosenOne
* ADayInTheLimelight: Usually [[AscendedExtra an expansion]] of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse a background character]]'s fates, or ElsewhereFic about an OriginalCharacter meeting a canon character and having his life changed as a result.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: While the two empires more often than not provide villains of these stories, it is much rarer for them to ''not'' make a case for the glory that was Rome, or the splendor of Egypt.
* TheFinalTemptation
* MosesInTheBullrushes
* SwordAndSandal

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!!Works that are set in this time period include:

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* ''FlyingHouse''
* ''{{Superbook}}''

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* ''Film/BenHur''
* ''The Bible: In The Beginning...''
* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings''
* ''Film/FromTheMangerToTheCross''
* ''Film/TheGospelOfJohn''
* ''TheGreatestStoryEverTold''
* ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' (in places)
* ''[[Film/{{Jesus1979}} Jesus]]'' aka ''The Jesus Film''
* ''JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''{{Joseph}}''
* ''Film/KingDavid''
* ''Film/TheKingOfKings'' (1927)
* ''Film/KingOfKings'' (1961)
* ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''
* ''{{Moses}}''
* ''Film/TheNativityStory''
* ''Film/{{Noah}}''
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''
* ''PeterAndPaul''
* ''TheProdigal''
* ''Film/TheRobe''
* ''Film/SamsonAndDelilah''
* ''Film/SonOfGod''
* ''TheStoryOfJacobAndJoseph''
* ''Film/TheTenCommandments''
* ''[[Film/TheVisualBibleMatthew The Visual Bible: Matthew]]''
* The Dudley Moore comedy ''Wholly Moses!''
* ''YearOne''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Ben-Hur''
* ''Literature/TheBible'' ([[CaptainObvious surprise, surprise]])
* ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' (the first couple of volumes)
* ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff''
* ''The Last Temptation of Christ''
* ''ManyWaters''
* ''TheRedTent''
* ''QuoVadis''
* ''The Winds of Zarr''

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''[[Series/TheBible2013 The Bible]]''
* ''Series/JesusOfNazareth''
* ''[[Series/{{Jesus1999}} Jesus]]''

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era''

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''
* Children of Eden
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''Godspell''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible''
* ''Joseph, King of Dreams''
* ''Judas and Jesus''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''

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