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Moses the Lawgiver 

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A biopic of Moses, who led the Jewish people out of Egypt, ex. by parting the Red Sea and afterwards delivered the Ten Commandments from God.
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Series cast summary:
Irene Papas ...  Zipporah 6 episodes, 1974
Aharon Ipalé ...  Joshua 6 episodes, 1974
Yosef Shiloach ...  Dathan 6 episodes, 1974
Marina Berti ...  Eliseba 6 episodes, 1974
Shmuel Rodensky ...  Jethro 6 episodes, 1974
Mariangela Melato ...  Princess Bithia 6 episodes, 1974
Laurent Terzieff ...  Pharaoh Mernefta 6 episodes, 1974
Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster ...  Young Moses 6 episodes, 1974
Jacques Herlin ...  Magician 6 episodes, 1974
Galia Kohn Galia Kohn ...  Young Miriam 6 episodes, 1974
Mario Ferrari ...  Pharaoh Ramses II 6 episodes, 1974
Simonetta Stefanelli ...  Cotbi 6 episodes, 1974
Melba Englander Melba Englander ...  Mernefta's wife 6 episodes, 1974
Antonio Piovanelli Antonio Piovanelli ...  Koreh 6 episodes, 1974
Paul Muller ...  Mernefta's tutor 6 episodes, 1974
José Quaglio ...  1st Minister 6 episodes, 1974
Umberto Raho ...  2nd Minister 6 episodes, 1974
John Francis Lane John Francis Lane ...  Egyptian Consul 6 episodes, 1974
Paul Varni Paul Varni 6 episodes, 1974
Dina Doron ...  Yokebed 6 episodes, 1974
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi 6 episodes, 1974
Marco Steiner Marco Steiner ...  Young Menerfta 6 episodes, 1974
Yossi Werzansky Yossi Werzansky ...  Eleazer 6 episodes, 1974
Cosimo Cinieri 6 episodes, 1974
Renato Chiantoni 6 episodes, 1974
Amos Tal-Shir ...  Dathan's Henchman 6 episodes, 1974
Haim Bashi Haim Bashi 6 episodes, 1974
Didi Liekov Didi Liekov 6 episodes, 1974
Enzo Fiermonte 6 episodes, 1974
Chaim Banai 6 episodes, 1974
Andrea Aureli 6 episodes, 1974
Percy Hogan Percy Hogan 6 episodes, 1974
Fausto Di Bella Fausto Di Bella 6 episodes, 1974
Mosko Alkalai ...  Amram 6 episodes, 1974
Burt Lancaster ...  Moses 6 episodes, 1974
Anthony Quayle ...  Aaron 6 episodes, 1974
Ingrid Thulin ...  Miriam 6 episodes, 1974
Michele Placido ...  Caleb 5 episodes, 1974
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A biopic of Moses, who led the Jewish people out of Egypt, ex. by parting the Red Sea and afterwards delivered the Ten Commandments from God.

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A man of wisdom and strength raised his staff and crushed an empire. This is his story. See more »

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Sir Lew Grade produced this epic mini-series, he also tried to get Lancaster to appear in his much more ambitious Jesus of Nazareth (1977), also written by Anthony Burgess. See more »

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Aaron: [immediately after forging the golden calf at Mount Herob] ... Children of Israel, this which you see here... this is not God. The very idea is absurd! But it will *remind* you of God, each and every day that you pass by it.
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Referenced in Are You Being Served?: Founder's Day (1977) See more »

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Moses Theme
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo & Coro e Orchestra dell'Unione Musicisti Romani
(Main Titles)
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Why wasn't God's ''personal name'' used in the series?
16 November 2018 | by mufdivtwoSee all my reviews

I recall watching the mini series over 20 years ago and I think that the actual series was well made with some really good acting, it nevertheless was found wanting in certain parts.

Such as when Aaron speaks to the older men about ''God'' and rather than use the name ''Jehovah'' he uses the vague title ''lord God''.

As far as I know, the name ''Jehovah'' was not used at all in the series and I wonder why? It is an actual ''fact'' that the ancient nation of Israel not only knew God's personal name but they used it as well.

Of course, I am aware that the ''divine name'' stopped being used when the people started to believe that using it was wrong and offensive to God but of course that makes no sense when one takes into account the fact that '' God'' himself gave the ''divine name'' to Moses in order for it to be used by the nation.

I believe that the directors spoiled this otherwise good series by choosing to follow ''tradition'' by leaving out the name (Jehovah) which has been in use for centuries by the ancient nation of Israel and other nations too .

Using the name would have added credence to the series because even back in 1974, most people associated the name ''Jehovah'' with God and I doubt that using it would have caused any complaints, in fact I think it would have made the series better. after all, the series was supposed to be a depiction of something that actually took place in Egypt under the leadership of the man (Moses) who was chosen by ''Jehovah God'' to lead the ancient nation of Israel out of Egypt into the ''promised land.'' We should try to bear in mind that it was '' Jehovah God'' who empowered Moses to lead the nation out of Egypt and without him, he would not have been able to do anything. So to leave out God's personal name is a shame and spoils what is otherwise a really good series.


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Release Date:

21 June 1975 (USA) See more »

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Morocco See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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