Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »
Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day. Written by
Unlike many Jesus movies, the crucifixion scene here shows the nails being driven through his wrists rather than his palms. Many historians now believe this was the practice at the time. Jesus is shown here wearing a loincloth while on the cross. Debate continues as to whether this is accurate or whether Jesus was actually crucified naked. See more »
After laying the body in the tomb, the actor under the burial shroud can clearly be seen breathing. See more »
Forgive them father, for they don't know what they do.
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The Life of Christ as recorded in the Gospel of Luke
This was, I thought, the best cinematic summary of the life of Christ I have yet seen. Brian Deacon, who portrays Jesus, looks the part and speaks with quiet authority. His interaction with children in the movie gives a moving picture of the tenderness of Christ. The words of Christ are given in modern translation making it easy for the viewer to understand the language. Simon Peter (Niko Nitai) looks the part and acts it well. The movie allows about the same amount for the last week of Christ's life as does the gospel (about 25%). While not a perfect movie (nothing on earth is perfect), this is a delightful one. If you are looking for an accurate picture of Christ which accords well with the Bible, this is it!
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