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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The accepted spellings for the individual portrayed as the Pharaoh of the Exodus are "Merneptah" and "Merenptah." The "Moses" episode, according to the credits, has his named spelled as "Mernefta", apparently a misspelling of the former spelling.


* CainAndAbel: Not the TropeNamer as might be expected, but Moses and Merneptah, the Pharaoh not realizing until after the Israelites have left that Moses was his friend.

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* CainAndAbel: Not the TropeNamer as might be expected, but Moses and Merneptah, the Pharaoh not realizing until after the Israelites have left that Moses was his friend. It is an interesting variation as Moses and Merneptah are not adopted brothers but, if we take the original text into account, rather adoptive nephew and uncle who are the same age.

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* CainAndAbel: Not the TropeNamer as might be expected, but Moses and Merneptah, the Pharaoh not realizing until after the Israelites have left that Moses was his friend.


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* EvilFormerFriend: Merneptah to Moses.


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** Ramesses does this to the first-bond Israelite children. Ironically this is done many years later to the Egyptian children by the Angel of Death.


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* TheGoodKing: After the corrupt Babylonians, Darius is a refreshing example, making Daniel his governor.


''Testament: The Bible in Animation'' is a 1996 AnimatedSeries produced by Sianel 4 Cymru. It features animated versions of stories from TheBible, [[ArtShift each story using its own unique style of animation.]] It ran for two seasons in the United Kingdom and won one Emmy, with three nominations, in the United States.

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''Testament: The Bible in Animation'' is a 1996 AnimatedSeries produced by Sianel 4 Cymru. It features animated versions of stories from TheBible, Literature/TheBible, [[ArtShift each story using its own unique style of animation.]] It ran for two seasons in the United Kingdom and won one Emmy, with three nominations, in the United States.



* TheBible: Obviously. Each episode was a story taken from it.

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* TheBible: Literature/TheBible: Obviously. Each episode was a story taken from it.

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*NefariousPharaoh: Merneptah following in the footsteps of his father Rameses II.








* TheChosenOne: Saul and David were ''both'' the chosen one. Saul sees David as a rival to be eliminated, while David respects Saul's position enough to refuse to kill him - and in fact orders Saul's killer executed.

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* TheChosenOne: Saul and David were ''both'' the chosen one. Saul sees David as a rival to be eliminated, while David respects Saul's position enough to refuse to kill him - and him--and in fact orders Saul's killer executed.



* DownerBeginning: Ridiculously so in "Ruth". We're introduced to Naomi, then her husband dies, then one son, then the other. The episode starts at their funeral...

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* DownerBeginning: Ridiculously so in "Ruth". We're introduced to Naomi, then her husband dies, then one son, then the other. The episode starts at their funeral...StartsWithTheirFuneral...



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Each episode is named after its star.
* FinalSolution:

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Each episode episode, except for "Creation and the Flood", is named after its star.
lead character.
* FinalSolution: FinalSolution:



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ShakespeareTheAnimatedTales right down to having some of the same actors, using the same styles and using an anthology format with each episode being a standalone adaptation of a Shakespearean play or tale from the Bible.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ShakespeareTheAnimatedTales ''WesternAnimation/ShakespeareTheAnimatedTales'', right down to having some of the same actors, using the same styles and using an anthology format with each episode being a standalone adaptation of a Shakespearean play or tale from the Bible.



* TheUnfavorite: Anyone who isn't the jews/Israelites.

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* TheUnfavorite: Anyone who isn't one of the jews/Israelites.Jews/Israelites.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ShakespeareTheAnimatedTales right down to having some of the same actors, using the same styles and using an anthology format with each episode being a standalone adaptation of a Shakespearean play or tale from the Bible.


'''''Testament: The Bible in Animation''''' is a 1996 AnimatedSeries produced by Sianel 4 Cymru. It features animated versions of stories from TheBible, [[ArtShift each story using its own unique style of animation.]] It ran for two seasons in the United Kingdom and won one Emmy, with three nominations, in the United States.

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'''''Testament: ''Testament: The Bible in Animation''''' Animation'' is a 1996 AnimatedSeries produced by Sianel 4 Cymru. It features animated versions of stories from TheBible, [[ArtShift each story using its own unique style of animation.]] It ran for two seasons in the United Kingdom and won one Emmy, with three nominations, in the United States.


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* TheUnfavorite: Anyone who isn't the jews/Israelites.


* BadassPreacher: Elijah is most definitely one. Standing up to [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Jezebel]] is enough by itself even without everything else he did.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Each episode is named after its star.



* LastOfHisKind: Elijah is the last prophet of God left in Israel.



* PrideBeforeAFall: Satan grew proud, Satan fell...



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Satan's serpent form is particularly creepy in this version.
* RiversOfBlood: The Nile turns to blood in "Moses".
* SecretTestOfCharacter: God's command to Abraham to kill his son, Isaac.



* YouCantFightFate: A few times characters try to go against the path that God has laid out for them. None of them manage it.

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* YouCantFightFate: A few times characters try to go against the path that God has laid out for them. None of them manage it.it.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: After Adam and Eve break the rules in the Garden of Eden, they are cast out forever. Though there will be a way back, eventually.

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* TheChosenOne: Saul and David were ''both'' the chosen one. Saul sees David as a rival to be eliminated, while David respects Saul's position enough to refuse to kill him - and in fact orders Saul's killer executed.


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* DontLookBack: Lot's wife is turned to salt for looking back as God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah.


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* DisproportionateRetribution: Anyone who doesn't follow God or sins against Him too badly is in for some pretty epic punishment. These include being beaten to death, turned to salt and burned alive.
* FinalSolution:
** Happens to all of mankind (save Noah's family) in "Creation and the Flood".
** All the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Seen in "Creation and the Flood"
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Jezebel is far worse than Ahab.
* HumansAreBastards: Bastardly enough for all of them to be drowned aside from one family.
* IrrevocableOrder: The Medes and Persians had a law that if the king's ring was used to seal a proclamation, then it could not be undone even if the king changed his mind. In "Daniel", King Darius made a decree that anyone who prayed to a God other than him for a period of a week would be fed to the lions—and sealed it with his ring. Daniel continued to pray, and despite Daniel being the King's favorite, and the King not wanting to go through with it, Daniel was still thrown to the lions.
* KillItWithWater: The Red Sea closing on the Egyptian soldiers in "Moses".
* NiceHat: The High Priest of Baal.

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* AerithAndBob: Elijah and Ahab. Michael and Lucifer. However, all or most of these were common names at the time; we've only decided which ones to pass on to our children, and these have become normal.
* AnimalStereotypes: The raven and the dove used in "Creation and the Flood".
* TheAntichrist: Shows up in "Creation and the Flood".

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Not particularly well known, it still managed a DVD release.


* BigBad: Satan in "Creation and the Flood". He's this for all of humanity, obviously.



* BullyingADragon: Satan tries to overthrow God. It doesn't go well since He's, you know, ''God''.



* DownerBeginning: Ridiculously so in "Ruth". We're introduced to Naomi, then her husband dies, then one son, then the other. The episode starts at their funeral...



* UglyGuyHotWife: Ahab and Jezebel.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Ahab and Jezebel.Jezebel.
* YouCantFightFate: A few times characters try to go against the path that God has laid out for them. None of them manage it.

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