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Jesus of Nazareth 

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
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Top Rated TV #183 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Mary Magdalene 2 episodes, 1977
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 The Centurion 2 episodes, 1977
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 Simon Peter 2 episodes, 1977
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 Judas Iscariot 2 episodes, 1977
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 Herod Antipas 2 episodes, 1977
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 Virgin Mary 2 episodes, 1977
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 John the Evangelist 2 episodes, 1977
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 John the Baptist 2 episodes, 1977
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 The Adulteress / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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 Herodias 2 episodes, 1977
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 James II 2 episodes, 1977
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 Joseph of Arimathea 2 episodes, 1977
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 Nicodemus 2 episodes, 1977
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 Caiaphas 2 episodes, 1977
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 Pontius Pilate 2 episodes, 1977
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 Bartholomew 2 episodes, 1977
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 Obessed Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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 Various small roles 2 episodes, 1977
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

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Tom Courtenay was offered the role of Jesus. See more »

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The movie scripting refers to Pontius Pilate as a "procurator", a specific post that differs from the one that the Gospels imply that he held - prefect or governor. Historically, Pontius Pilate's title was thought to have been procurator but an inscription on a limestone block - apparently a dedication to Tiberius Caesar Augustus - that was discovered in 1961 in the ruins of an amphitheater called Caesarea Maritima refers to Pilate as "prefect of Judeaea". Archaeologists believe it to be genuine. In this instance, the Gospel account is supported by archaeology, since the surviving inscription discovered at Caeserae states that Pilate was prefect and the movie should have followed also as it is based on Gospel accounts. See more »

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The Best Movie of the Life of Christ
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Jesus of Nazareth" is by far the most detailed movie on the life of Christ. I remember when it first aired on TV back in April of 1977. That was the week of my wedding and I remember watching it with my new bride on our honeymoon. Because of it's length and as a mini series it was able to cover most all the events in Jesus's life. There are many scenes and which I would say are some of my favorites but by far the best scene in the whole movie is when Earnest Borgnine, playing a Roman Centurian, approaches Jesus with a request that he heal a servant of his. A servant he loves as a son. Jesus says he will go to his home. The Centurian says that it won't be necessary since Jesus is a Jew and can't come into a Gentiles home. All Jesus has to do is give the word and he knows that Jesus would heal his servant. Jesus says that he has found no greater faith in all Israel than that of this Centurian. Although there were some artistic interpretations in the movie, they are so very few it isn't worth mentioning. I have seen the "Passion of the Christ" and I feel it is a very powerful movie on the last week of Christ, but it is so intense. I have to give "Jesus of Nazareth" the highest rating possible


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