Filmed in England, Tunisia, and Morocco, Jesus of Nazareth was scripted by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi D’Amico. It originally aired in two three-hour segments, telecast Palm and Easter Sunday of 1977 as part of NBC’s Big Event anthology.
* YOUNG JESUS played by: LORENZO MONET ~ in the 1977 miniseries Jesus of Nazareth .
Each of the 8 chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role—Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus , Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.
His basic message was, “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” What he meant by this was that God would soon intervene one last time in history and restore the nation of Israel whose populace would now live in an ideal kingdom, on earth, as God originally intended before the “fall” in the Garden of Eden (see
One of the best films done on the Lord! Powell Never blinks throughout the movie ! Star studded cast! It is pretty accurate with minor extra dramatization and non-Biblical story lines. However overall a great movie .
Although born in Bethlehem, according to Matthew and Luke, Jesus was a Galilean from Nazareth , a village near Sepphoris, one of the two major cities of Galilee (Tiberias was the other). He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce.
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|Judd Hirsch||Narrator 4 episodes, 2017|
|Robert Powell||Self – Host 4 episodes, 2017|
After the success of Jesus of Nazareth , Powell’s life was never the same again. What’s more, he did not stand out again in the cinema or on television, despite having made more than 30 productions. Among them, the thriller Harlequin , the story about a Zulu king Shaka Zulu and the Italian film D’Annunzio.
Jesus ‘ real name , Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Wikimedia CommonsThe Greek transliteration of Jesus ‘ real name , “Iēsous”, and the late Biblical Hebrew version “Yeshua”.
Jesus’ name in Hebrew was “ Yeshua ” which translates to English as Joshua . So how did we get the name “Jesus”?
Jesus is recognized to be the Son of God on two separate occasions by a voice speaking from Heaven. Jesus is explicitly and implicitly described as the Son of God by himself and by various individuals who appear in the New Testament. Jesus is called ” son of God ,” while followers of Jesus are called, ” sons of God “.
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
The Bible teaches that God’s sovereignty is an essential aspect of who he is, that he has supreme authority and absolute power over all things . And yes he is very much active, despite our perplexity. Scripture says, God works “ all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11).