Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
At the age of 7, Jesus Bar-Joseph lives with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, where they have fled to avoid a massacre of children by King Herod of Israel. Jesus knows that his parents Joseph and Mary have secrets they are keeping from him, secrets about his birth and about traits that make him very different from other boys. His parents, however, believe him too young to grasp the truth of his miraculous birth and purpose. Learning that the murderous Herod is dead, they set out to return to their home of Nazareth in Israel, unaware that Herod's namesake son is, like his father, determined to see the boy Jesus dead.Written by
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For a camel, you make a triangle like this.
[drawing in the dirt]
That's the hump. It's so easy. See? Then some lines for legs here. Teacher taught me how to do this. He showed me elephants and cats, too. But I told him you like camels. That's the neck.
You're not watching. Then on top, I put another triangle for a head. They have big round eyes and a skinny tail here.
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Written by Shlomo Carlebach (as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), BMI
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Jesus had to learn who he really was. It could be very true.
It is a bold attempt to write a screenplay about young Messiah's life and turn it into movie since we have no canonical sources (perhaps it is so for a reason) apart from one clear episode in the Gospel. And the authors should be congratulated for this attempt (perhaps it is first one). For today's audience the movie would appear rather emotionally flat. And there is no special effects, not unexpected and shocking turns along the way. But it has good side too. It shows that the life of young Messiah probably was simple and very human. It shows that Jesus had to learn who he really was and his earthly parents had to help him to find it out. It could be very true.
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