Sunday, November 22, 2009

Final Events of Bible Prophecy

Final Events of the Bible Prophecy

Watch Bible prophecy come to life as this amazing 43-minute documentary unfolds the dramatic events of tomorrow. Hosted by author and evangelist Pastor Doug Batchelor this stunning DVD features special effects along with a rich music soundtrack.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Bible Series Genesis

In this movie, filmed in the Moroccan desert and utilizing a cast of native Bedouins, stories are taken verbatim from the Bible and re-enacted on the screen. This film was originally the first episode in a 20 part adaptation of Bible stories made for Italian television. In the film, nomads gather around a desert campfire to listen to their sage tell biblical stories of the creation and the flood to his curious grandson. He tells the story of Genesis

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Joseph of Nazareth

Joseph of Nazareth

The first feature film ever on the story of St. Joseph - carpenter, husband of Mary and the human father of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that St. Joseph was a "just man", and that God gave him the most daunting task ever asked of a man - to be the husband of the woman who would give birth to the Messiah, and the father and protector of this Holy Family, the man closest to Christ.

Starring Tobias Moretti in a manly, appealing performance, we are shown the human, noble and the deeply spiritual aspects of Joseph the carpenter, son of David, servant of God and loving husband of Mary. He is presented as a man of faith who has to grapple greatly with the profound mysteries of the divine conception, virgin birth and the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the incredible challenges of protecting and raising Jesus amidst the threats on his life from the moment of His birth and beyond.

As Joseph is informed by God's messengers about trusting and following God's plan for the mysterious divine conception and humble birth of Christ, the dangerous flight into Egypt to save his child, and finally returning to Nazareth to raise Jesus, teach him carpentry and guide his family, this lovely film presents beautiful vignettes of these and other powerful scenes in the life of the young Christ and the Holy Family that are authentic and inspiring. Also stars Stefania Rivi as Mary, and Franco Interlenghi and Andrea Prodan.

Monday, November 2, 2009

King David

Story of King David

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Quest for the Real Paul

Quest for the Real Paul

Journey through the Mediterranean region to the center of the Roman Empire and discover some of the myths and misconceptions that surround the apostle Paul and his teachings.

Quest for the Real Paul takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the rich cultures of the Mediterranean, once the center of the ancient Roman Empire, to visit the places where Paul traveled and taught. Along the way, publisher and Middle East scholar David Hulme begins to unravel the centuries of accumulated misunderstandings about Paul and his teachings. Through a fresh look at the cultural, historical and religious context of his writings, viewers will get to know this complex and colorful man. With modern scholarship shedding new light on the biblical record, an astonishingly different picture of the apostle Paul emerges.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jesus of Nazareth

This version of Jesus of Nazareth was made in 1977. Its very popular version that was seen on television.

Towards the end a scene will repeat itself. Just stop the player, and go on to the part two of Jesus of Nazareth.

I hope you enjoyed Jesus of Nazareth played by Robert Powell. You will see alot of familiar faces within the show. Some of them are:
Anne Bancroft ... Mary Magdalene

Ernest Borgnine ... The Centurion

Claudia Cardinale ... The Adulteress
Valentina Cortese ... Herodias
James Farentino ... Simon Peter

James Earl Jones ... Balthazar
Stacy Keach ... Barabbas

Tony Lo Bianco ... Quintilius

James Mason ... Joseph of Arimathea

Ian McShane ... Judas Iscariot

Laurence Olivier ... Nicodemus

Donald Pleasence ... Melchior

Christopher Plummer ... Herod Antipas

Anthony Quinn ... Caiaphas
Fernando Rey ... Gaspar
Ralph Richardson ... Simeon

Rod Steiger ... Pontius Pilate

Peter Ustinov ... Herod the Great

Michael York ... John the Baptist

Olivia Hussey ... Virgin Mary
Cyril Cusack ... Yehuda the Rabbi

Ian Holm ... Zerah
Yorgo Voyagis ... Joseph
Ian Bannen ... Amos
Marina Berti ... Elizabeth
Regina Bianchi ... Anne
Maria Carta ... Martha
Lee Montague ... Habbukuk
Renato Rascel ... The Blind Man

Oliver Tobias ... Joel
Norman Bowler ... Saturninus
Robert Beatty ... Proculus
John Phillips ... Naso
Ken Jones ... Jotham
Nancy Nevinson ... Abigail
Renato Terra ... Abel
Roy Holder ... Enoch
Jonathan Adams ... Adam
Christopher Reich ... Circumcision Priest / Metellus
Lorenzo Monet ... Jesus at 12 yrs old
Michael Cronin ... Eliphaz
Forbes Collins ... Jonas
Tony Vogel ... Andrew
Murray Salem ... Simon the Zealot
Steve Gardner ... Philip
John Duttine ... John the Evangelist
Michael Haughey ... Nahum
Keith Skinner ... Obsessed Boy
Cyril Shaps ... Obsessed Boy's Father
Jonathan Muller ... James I
John Tordoff ... Malachi
Keith Washington ... Matthew
Sergio Nicolai ... James II
Isabel Mestres ... Salome
Renato Montalbano ... Jairus
Bruce Lidington ... Thomas
Derek Godfrey ... Elihu
Mimmo Craig ... Thaddeus (as Mimmo Crao)
John Eastham ... Bartholomew
Robert Davey ... Daniel
Oliver Smith ... Saul
George Camiller ... Hosias
Francis De Wolff ... Simon the Pharisee
Antonello Campodifiori ... Ircanus
Tim Pearce ... Rufus
Paul Curran ... Samuel
Mark Eden ... Quartus
Bruno Barnabe ... Ezra
Simon MacCorkindale ... Lucius
Lionel Guyett ... Haggai
Martin Benson ... Pharisee
Peter Harlowe ... Valerius
Carl Forgione ... Plotinus
Donald Sumpter ... Aram
Pino Colizzi ... Jobab

Monday, October 26, 2009

Decoding The Past - The Bible Code - Predicting Armageddon

There are those who believe that the Old Testament is filled with predictions. If one knows where to look, and how, there are references to figures like Hitler, Napoleon and Einstein, and events including the Second World War and the attacks of 9/11. And, of course, there are signs of what the future holds. The Bible Code analyzes this controversial theory with the help of leading lights on both sides of the issue. Code researchers like Roy A. Reingold tell how the ancient code works, and what it says, while skeptics from top institutions like MIT and CalTech weigh in on the other side of the issue, though not everyone in academia believes that the code must be false. Take a balanced look at the surprising theory that holds that, in some ways, the scriptures are the world's first computer program

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Banned from the Bible

Banned from the bible

This new two hour special deals with a raft of extra-canonical texts that did not make it into the orthodox bible. Gnostic, heretical, the products of forgery or ancient midrash – these stories circulated for centuries, were lost, rediscovered, or survived in fragmentary forms.

Though they feature characters and events we know from today’s bible, each was deemed unfit for inclusion in canon. We ask what made these texts so problematic. Some of today’s best-known scholars and authors examine writings left out of both the Old and New Testaments, explaining the myriad reasons behind their exclusion from the bible.

In the first hour, we strive to solve the enigmas of the Old Testament. We examine a mysterious text that Jesus and the disciples may have known and made reference to: the controversial ‘Testament of Solomon’. In the course of this contentious text, the wisest of all men is revealed to be a master exorcist, using demonic power to build his monumental temple. This has been recounted by noted author Kenneth Hanson, who wrote ‘The Lost Gospels’.

The legend of Lilith, the wilful first wife of Adam who refused to be subordinate to him, is scrutinised by scholar Rabbi David Copeland. He explains why her early feminism transformed her into a legendary demonic succubus. The lost story of Aseneth, the pagan wife of biblical patriarch Joseph, is also revealed. Mentioned by name in Genesis, the remainder of her story disappeared from canon, though it circulated for centuries.

We also re-examine the expunged saga of Daniel. Thrown into the lions’ pit in Protestant bibles, he has a far more expansive adventure – defeating dragons and debunking pagan gods -- in the Catholic bible. These travails appear in n a section called Apocrypha, or hidden writings. We ask why part of Daniel’s story was embraced, while the other part was emphatically rejected. A number of prominent authors and scholars outline present and past cultural and religious pressures, providing some surprising answers.

In the second hour, we look at the secrets of the Apostles, revealing lost texts that feature Jesus and His followers. Found in forgotten libraries, buried in caves or in the sands of the holy land, these texts shed new light on the many competing Christian sects that sprang up in the first centuries after the crucifixion. In the Acts of Peter, uncovered in a library in Vercelli, Italy, the apostle Peter fights heretics in the heart of Rome – using powers which seem like something from ‘Lord of the Rings’.

The suppressed story of the female apostle Thecla, a heroine to early feminist Christians, is also revealed, and placed in context by respected author and scholar John Dominic Crossan. Other lost texts, sacred to the Ascetic, or celibate Christian cults and the early Christians known as Gnostics, are placed under the microscope. Theses include the mysterious saga of Peter’s death and upside down crucifixion.

We also revealed the controversial ‘Lost Gospel of Mark’, banned due to its homoerotic undertones and its suggestion that the early Christian church kept secret gospels. Next, we look at the newly-discovered ‘Gospel of Judas’, which turns the well known story of the betrayal on its head, portraying Judas as Jesus’ most trusted apostle. These ancient texts fall outside the New Testament, preserved as sacred legends or condemned as heresies. Yet they all shed new light on the centuries when Christianity was in its formative years, raising provocative questions about what was ultimately included in today’s bible – and why.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Story of Jacob

Story of Jacob

Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the brother of Esau, and the grandson of Abraham and Sarah. The stories about Jacob are in the book of Genesis and take place during the Ancestrial Period. Jacob was known for trickery. He came out of the womb grasping his brother Esau's heal. Later he persuaded Esau to sell him his birthright and tricked Isaac into blessing him instead of Esau. Fearing his brother's anger he fled to live with his uncle Laban. On the way he had a dream in which he saw a ladder extending to heaven with angels ascending and descending on it. Jacob married two sisters, Rachel and Leah, and also had two concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah. These four women bore him twelve sons. Jacob became wealthy while working for his uncle Laban. Eventually jealousy among Laban's sons forced Jacob to flee back to Canaan in spite of his fear of Esau. On the way he wrestled an angel all night. In the morning the angel changed Jacob's name to Israel and he became the father of the nation that bears his name. His sons gave their names to the twelve tribes of Israel. Jacob eventually migrated to Egypt to be with his son Joseph, who had been sold there as a slave but later rose to prominence in Pharaoh's court.

JACOB was the grandson of Abraham and the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel. He was given a vision by God of Israel's future that proved to be accurate - that the Jews would establish their own nation, that they would be scattered like dust to the ends of the earth, that they would have a worldwide impact, and that they would one day return to their homeland. All of these things have happened since.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Who Wrote the Bible?

Who Wrote the Bible?

Dr Robert Beckford, is looking for for good answers to what sounds like a simple question: Who wrote the Bible?

It's a question that has preoccupied biblical scholars for several generations but Beckford, who is director of the Centre for Black Theology at the University of Birmingham, forsakes the library and takes to the road in a journey from Jerusalem to Rome and on to the USA (with a stopover in Walthamstow). On the way, he talks to American pilgrims shouldering crosses on the streets of Jerusalem, to the head of the Pope's Bible Institute, to a former criminal and boxing promoter in East London, and many more.