The Bible may have 10 Commandments, but in fact, there are more than 700 rules. They govern all manner of behaviors - food, sex, work, punishment. More importantly, these rules provide a secret window into seeing how the ancient world worked, from the Egyptian Pharaohs to the Roman Legions. Each episode of The Bible Rules lists several rules within the fascinating context of the ancient world. So, if the rule is "Always open your doors to strangers," we uncover how being able to stay at a stranger's home was absolutely crucial to ancient travel 2,000 years before Holiday Inn. If the rule is "Don't eat pigs," we find out that trichinosis may have been rampant in ancient Mesopotamia. It's weird rules, revealing rules, curiosity inducing rules - but always rules that make us understand history, and presented in an informative, surprising, and reaffirming way.