The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Andrea Prodan Andrea Prodan ...  Lot 2 episodes, 1993
Gottfried John ...  Eliezer 2 episodes, 1993
Kevin McNally ...  Nahor 2 episodes, 1993
Simona Ferraro Simona Ferraro ...  Lot's Wife 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Radcliffe Tom Radcliffe ...  Serug 2 episodes, 1993
Jude Alderson Jude Alderson ...  Mikah 2 episodes, 1993
Evelina Meghnagi Evelina Meghnagi ...  Reumah 2 episodes, 1993
John McEnery ...  1st Councilor 2 episodes, 1993
Danny Mertsoy Danny Mertsoy ...  Ishmael (age 9) 2 episodes, 1993
Giuseppe Peluso Giuseppe Peluso ...  Ishmael (age 16) 2 episodes, 1993
Timur Yusef Timur Yusef ...  Isaac (age 5) 2 episodes, 1993
Taylor Scipio Taylor Scipio ...  Isaac (age 11) 2 episodes, 1993
Paolo Bonacelli ...  Mekhizedek 2 episodes, 1993
Mattia Sbragia ...  Mambre 2 episodes, 1993
Christian Kohlund ...  Eshcol 2 episodes, 1993
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ...  King Ar'loch 2 episodes, 1993
Renato Scarpa ...  King of Sodom 2 episodes, 1993
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ...  King of Haran 2 episodes, 1993
Emidio La Vella ...  King Tidal 2 episodes, 1993
Orso Maria Guerrini ...  Gocemar 2 episodes, 1993
Francesco Carnelutti Francesco Carnelutti ...  Egyptian Priest 2 episodes, 1993
Mauro Marino Mauro Marino ...  Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
Maurizio Benazzo Maurizio Benazzo ...  Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
Paco Reconti ...  Sodom Mob Leader 2 episodes, 1993
Aziz Khaldoun Aziz Khaldoun ...  Serug (boy) 2 episodes, 1993
Rodolfo Corsato ...  Camel Rider 2 episodes, 1993
Francesco Siciliano ...  Angel 2 episodes, 1993
Nadim Sawalha ...  Reko 2 episodes, 1993
Mohcine Besri Mohcine Besri ...  2 Angel 2 episodes, 1993
Jawad Cherkaoui Jawad Cherkaoui ...  Egyptian Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Caren Galea Caren Galea ...  Lot's first daughter 2 episodes, 1993
Vittorio Gassman ...  Terah 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Harris ...  Abraham 2 episodes, 1993
Barbara Hershey ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 1993
Abdelahk Lazali Abdelahk Lazali ...  King Amrafel 2 episodes, 1993
Joel Proust Joel Proust ...  King Ched-or-Lao'Mer 2 episodes, 1993
Carolina Rosi ...  Hagar 2 episodes, 1993
Ahmed Sakri Ahmed Sakri ...  2nd Councilor 2 episodes, 1993
Maximilian Schell ...  Pharaoh 2 episodes, 1993


The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will become a great and numerous tribe. His obedience, as well as that of his children and grandchildren, is severely tested as they prove their faith to God. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible: Abraham See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Beta Film, Lube, Lux Vide See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Harris previously appeared in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) as Cain, which featured George C Scott as Abraham. See more »


Followed by The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001) See more »

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Wonderful Adaptation
11 December 2013 | by vlevensonnd-1See all my reviews

This is an engaging movie, however, it is not among the best Biblical adaptations. It does well in holding true to scripture with some'creative license' for areas that are vague.

The film really brings us to a greater place of understanding the reality of what took place back then. As I stated in another review of a Biblical film - One of the mysteries of the Bible is in the manner which people spoke and communicated in various scenarios. Did the person express agitation or anger when he/she said this/that? Or were they always full of patience and grace? Were they serious in appearance, or did they smile often? Each movie and play we view that is an adaptation is a creation of another persons thought of how things were possibly said and done. The creator of this film made most things believable.

I really appreciated how this film made Hagar's story prominent. Rather than thinking of her as merely a disobedient servant, or a jealous, conniving woman, we come to understand the depths of the role and status that she had to endure in this life. Slaves at that time were rarely allowed to marry or have children at all. Their owners were their lives. She got just a taste of what it would be like to have a husband and a family - a life. A film that can bring the life out of an ancient book is worth paying attention to. I would recommend this.

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