Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
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 Abraham (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sarah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Moses (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Joseph (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jacob (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jethro (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Potiphar (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Yocheved (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Zuleika (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rameses I (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rameses II (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Young Rebeccah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mature Rebeccah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aaron (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Eliezer (2 episodes, 2000)
Sara Carver ...
 Hagar (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Eve (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Adam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Issac (2 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Grainger ...
 Esau (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rachel (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Simeon (2 episodes, 2000)
Tom Harper ...
 Benjamin (2 episodes, 2000)
Richard Rees ...
 Pharaoh Seti I (2 episodes, 2000)
Jeremy Peters ...
 Amran (2 episodes, 2000)
Gaby Vear Toscano ...
 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter (2 episodes, 2000)
Brana Bajic ...
 Zipporah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Joshua (2 episodes, 2000)
Josephine Amankwah ...
 Handmaiden (2 episodes, 2000)
Buki Armstrong ...
 Hittite Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
Abderrahim Bargache ...
 Merchant (2 episodes, 2000)
Benedick Blythe ...
 Traveller (2 episodes, 2000)
Niven Boyd ...
 Rachel's Brother (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rider #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Lot (2 episodes, 2000)
Melanie Claus ...
 Hittite Woman #2 (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Idol Worshipper (2 episodes, 2000)
Zoltán Gera ...
 Cloth Merchant (2 episodes, 2000)
Anton Gregory ...
 Pharaoh's Son (2 episodes, 2000)
László Görög ...
 Man of Haran (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Isaac (Older) (2 episodes, 2000)
Sarah-Jane Holm ...
 Leah (2 episodes, 2000)
Mark Jax ...
 Reuben (2 episodes, 2000)
János Kulka ...
 Jacob's Servant (2 episodes, 2000)
Sana Laaouani ...
 Levite Girl (2 episodes, 2000)
Abdelkader Lofti ...
 Chief of the Market (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Isaac (Younger) (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prison Governor (2 episodes, 2000)
Gora Mbaye ...
 Etiopian (2 episodes, 2000)
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni ...
 Slave Trader (2 episodes, 2000)
Vincent Pickering ...
 Egyptian Officer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jacob (Older) (2 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Routh ...
 Edalak (2 episodes, 2000)
Ahmed Saguia ...
 Ishmael (2 episodes, 2000)
Katharine Schlesinger ...
 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Judah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Chief Cup Bearer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prisoner #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
Corey J. Smith ...
 Moses (Toddler) (2 episodes, 2000)
Stewart Thompson ...
 Judah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Laban (2 episodes, 2000)
Anne White ...
 Lot's Wife (2 episodes, 2000)
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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

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From creation to the commandments, Man's greatest journey starts here.

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The last full length film of Victor Spinetti. See more »

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"Literary license" for motivation and character
22 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best way to accurately give a review of this look at Genesis and the Bible, is to call it a film based on "literary license" or "poetic license" for the motivation of characters involved.

For example, when one reads Genesis, one can't find a reason to legitimize the deceit Jacob shows in stealing from his brother.

This also lead to the quandary of how it was recorded in the first place. If Jacob was just a selfish thief, why would the first people who recorded the story even say he was justified? This film sets out to give plausible explanations for such questions.

Are they the correct interpretations? Who knows? They certainly fit the criteria of "credibility" for the way in which the stories are recorded.

That's because we not only deal with the stories, but with the people who record them, and who listen to them.

The men make mistakes, but learn from them.

I was most impressed with the saga of Jacob.

The most disappointing to me, was the story of the twelve sons of Jacob. I understand why, though. Very few films have the time to delve into twelve characters. It's natural to show Reuben's first born mistakes, and the cruelty of Simeon. Here, the cruelty of Levi is left out, probably because there is a need to go to the important fourth brother of Judah.

All in all, it's a credible rendition that is worth watching, if only to agree or disagree with.


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