Explores the troubled times of turn of the millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life, but rooting the action in a world we can all recognise & understand.
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 Joseph (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Balthazar (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Thomas (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Melchior (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Nicolaus (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Gaspar (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Mary (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Leah (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Joachim (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Gabriel (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Tax Collector (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Herod (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Abimael (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Anna (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Levi (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2010)
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Taking place around the turn of the millennium, this four part series follows three entwining tales based on the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ. In Nazareth, Joseph, a carpenter, courts teenager Mary. Meanwhile in Bethlehem, a shepherd called Thomas struggles under heavy taxation. And somewhere to the East, Magi gather to discuss the signs of a great event they see foretold in the stars. All their lives are brought together when Mary is visited by an angel and told she will give birth to the son of God. Written by L. Hamre

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Outcast from society, Trusted by no-one, Chosen by God.

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Takes a more in-depth look at the virgin birth
19 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Three stories connected to the virgin birth from 1 year before. Thomas the shepherd from Bethlehem is struggling. The three Magi are debating then traveling to the birth. And in Nazareth, Joseph starts a new life with Mary.

The biblical story is given a more complex reading. What would happen to Mary if she becomes pregnant without Joseph? She is shunned by the town and most importantly by Joseph. Her father is able to convince Joseph to take Mary to Bethlehem where they hoped Mary would be able escape the shame. But even there, her shame is well known and she is turned away.

That adds much more humanity to the story. And I think it adds more drama. Tatiana Maslany do a good job. If they could get to the pregnancy earlier, it would make it even more compelling.


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