Who Was Jesus? 1 Season 2009

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3. The Last Days TV-PG CC

Jesus entered Jerusalem at the start of the final week of his life. Everything he did was a political challenge to the Roman authorities and the High Priest of the Temple. Three experts unearth the reality of his attempt to free his people from oppression

Starring:
Allen Callahan, Helmi Dridi
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
April 5, 2009

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The Last Days

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Alexander Marengo
Starring Allen Callahan, Helmi Dridi
Supporting actors Shimon Gibson, Rachel Havrelock, Israel Hershkovitz, Hasani Issa, Ahmed Landolssi, Byron R. McCane, Ronny Reich, Joan Taylor
Season year 2009
Network Discovery Channel
Producers John Cavanagh, Gary Johnstone, Alexander Marengo, Emma Parsons, Jemila Twinch, Anna Waddell, Susan Winslow
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Not one time did they even remotely give him the respect due the Son of God...or God incarnate.
RMV
This book really gives you a great idea of the historical context of Christ in his time and gives you more insight into his life.
Music Man
I would recommend this to anyone who seriously would like more information on the life of Christ.
Nancy Plagge

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Littletommy on May 18, 2012
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I am a student of religion, not a professional, just someone deeply interested in the subject. So, even though having read a lot of the liberal (Ehrman, Fredriken, Sanders, Crossan) and some conservative books and viewed the videos, I felt that I be able to learn something from this video. I surprised myself. The film is very informative and not a bit boring. There were a number of interesting tidbits of info and the other possible alternatives were presented in a not too shocking manner. The film was able to incorporate what the traditional Bible interpretation was and then show how this could have been a bit different than traditional according more recent studies. Not like going from a Chicago Symphony concert to an Earth Wind and Fire concert. For example, the discussion of the birth place of Jesus, in a stable or perhaps in a cave? And what about the manger? Was Jesus' bed really a feeding trof? I have read some off-the-wall theories about this man called Jesus, some real hard putdowns of the traditional Jesus story, but this film's treatment was family friendly. Well, did I learn something? Yes. Did my mind swell up and expand in all directions with earth shattering information? No. Was it nice and easy to watch? Yes. I would recommend this to Christians, especially the ones how would like to be presented with an alternative interpretation but not felt like they were thrown in the dust and rolled in tar for believing what they believe.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By j.torres on September 21, 2012
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I was impressed with the way the film was able to capture the historical context of 1st century Palestine. What Nazareth was like and how they presented Jerusalem as the prestigious center of Jewish culture and wealth at the time. I think many westerners today don't really understand the difference between the two and how Rome influenced the local political sentiment of the time.
However I was very disappointed in the interpretation of exactly what made Jesus such a controversy of his day. The documentary portrays him as an oppressed man with an alternative message and philosophy on how one can get to heaven. And while that is partly true, its much more than another competing paradigm.

What really made Jesus a controversy was that he claimed to be the sole purpose and fulfillment for all Jewish tradition and law. That he was the Messiah that the prophet Isiah foretold roughly 700 years prior. He was not just a man with a political message. They skip almost all scripture readings of Jesus claiming to be God incarnate. They portray him as a passionate street preacher who was able to capture the spirit of the age through his message, similar to other revolutionaries like William Wallace or Sam Adams.

If they really wanted to capture what made Jesus so hated and outrageous they would have shown the grandeur of Jerusalem, which they did extremely well. Then they would have showed Jesus preaching in the epicenter of Jerusalem, in temples, to the high "RockStar" priest that all their sacrifices represented him. That he was the fulfillment of their law and he was here to forgive them of their sins(An attribute only God could possess and no one else). If they would have shown more of that then you could see why the priest charged him as a dammed blasphemer.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Brian Becker on April 24, 2012
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An excellent three part documentary that looks at the childhood, ministry, and ultimately the crucifixion of Jesus. Using archeological evidence and visiting the actually sights the Discovery channel tries to portray a more historically accurate version of the events depicted in the Bible.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By special stitches on October 15, 2011
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This is one of the best documentaries I have seen. It really helps you understand exactly what it was like there and how it would be to grow up there.
This is a must see.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dr. C. H. Shortsleeve III, Ph.D. on November 9, 2012
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This video was well-researched and answers many questions which result from reading the New Testament and attending Christian Churches and Bible Study. The production is outstanding in that is provides a clearer
picture of Jesus is and the events in His life on earth. I know of no other project that has produced this historical viewpoint in one complete reference. This video should be shown to adults and children before or after studying the Christian Faith! C. H. Shortsleeve, III, Ph.D.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By chris on April 3, 2013
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Information is given from all angles...religious as well as scientific. Recreations of skulls and ancient buildings bring the information to life. All people from the time period are discussed, not just Jesus. Much is said about the culture of the people during Jesus' time. I learned a lot that I didn't know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas on March 30, 2013
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Wow. Entertaining, informative, audacious! I was taken aback by the "insiders" audacity to explore Jesus' life and ministry from a sociopolitical lens (not new) in a way that was new to me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juanda Harper on March 24, 2013
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Very informative video - answered some questions I had and explained some Biblical contradictions. You can't watch this and not believe...
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