In the studio, Moses smashes the first set of Tablets —
this meant that a second set had to be made
Even though the production went on location to Iverson for a few key shots, the bulk of it is staged in the studio, including some obviously fake depictions of the "outdoors" — fake sky, fake rocks, obvious studio lighting, painted backdrops, etc. The above example shows Moses smashing the first set of Tablets, surrounded by fake rocks.
Moses about to topple the Golden Calf — another studio shot
The reason for Moses' fit of rage: He walked in on the Children of Israel in the act of worshiping the Golden Calf. It's all presented quite literally in the production, and in the above shot — filmed in the studio — Moses, with his head visible just below the belly of the Calf, takes it upon himself to topple the idol. This shot has a more believable background than some of the others in the production, but a close examination verifies that it's all fake.
Here are a few of the videos:
"Joseph: The Young Man" (This episode includes the camels):
"Moses: Called by God" (includes a brief shot of the Iverson rock known as Tamale, about halfway through the episode):
"Moses: Leader of God's People" (includes the bringing of the Tablets and the toppling of the Golden Calf):
"Ruth: A Faithful Woman" (features the Upper Iverson's North Rim, including Fish Head and Platypus):
Another interesting Bible production from the 1950s, which I've written about previously, marked the first screen credit for actor James Dean, who appeared as John the Apostle. That production featured a re-creation of the tomb of Jesus on the Lower Iverson. You can see that blog entry by clicking here.