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

Can overlap with AncientEgypt (Literature/BookOfGenesis and [[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus]]), Ancient Babylon (Ezra, [[Literature/BookOfDaniel Daniel]], [[Literature/BookOfEsther Esther]]), AncientGreece (parts of the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha), and AncientRome (the entire New Testament), but is usually centered 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. The Israelite Exodus has been traditionally dated to 1400 BC (give or take a few centuries, as there is no other record for the Exodus other than the Bible beyond some ''really'' specious readings of the expulsion of the Hyksos), and the rest of the Old Testament from 1000 BC to 500 BC. The New Testament had the death of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} dated around 30 AD. Keep in mind that very few dates are accurate due to the various calendar systems used.

If {{Time Travel}}ers go back to this period, they will probably have AdventuresInTheBible.

!!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
* MosesInTheBulrushes
* SwordAndSandal

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


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/FlyingHouse''
* ''Anime/InTheBeginningTheBibleStories''
* ''Anime/{{Superbook}}''
* ''Anime/MyLastDay''


[[folder: Art ]]

* ''Art/TheLastSupper''


[[folder: Film ]]

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


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Ben-Hur''
* Literature/TheBible
* ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' (the first couple of volumes)
* ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff''
* ''The Last Temptation of Christ''
* ''Literature/TheLettersFromNicodemus''
* ''Literature/ManyWaters''
* ''Literature/TheRedTent''
* ''Literature/QuoVadis''
* ''The Winds of Zarr''


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{The Bible|2013}}''
** ''Series/ADTheBibleContinues''
* ''Series/JesusOfNazareth''
* ''Series/{{Jesus|1999}}''


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

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


[[folder: Theatre ]]

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


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheYouTestament''
* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' from V onwards tends to use this aesthetic to represent the "ancient era", as opposed to the InventingTheWheel motief present in previous games.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible''
* ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams''
* ''Judas and Jesus''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' (in some episodes)
** ''WesternAnimation/JonahAVeggieTalesMovie''