Six cinematic interpretations of the Jewish elder Gamaliel

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Yesterday was the day when Eastern Orthodox Christians remember Gamaliel, the Jewish leader who defended the apostles before the Sanhedrin in Acts 5. So I thought it might be fun to take a quick look at how Gamaliel has been portrayed in film.

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How two word-for-word adaptations of The Gospel of John use bits from the other gospels (and Acts) as well

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There aren’t that many word-for-word film adaptations of the Bible out there, but the genre — which got its start with The Genesis Project’s adaptations of Luke and the first half of Genesis in the 1970s — has grown to the point where we now have two very different films based on the same biblical text, namely the gospel of John.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode twelve

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Season 1, Episode 12 — ‘The Abomination’
Acts 10-11

Editing Acts, redux. The final episode of A.D. The Bible Continues kicks off with the conversion of Cornelius as described in Acts 10, but changes some of the details.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode eleven

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Season 1, Episode 11 — ‘Rise Up’
Acts 8-9

Editing Acts, redux. The eleventh episode of A.D. The Bible Continues covers two stories from the book of Acts, including one that would have been covered three episodes ago if the series had followed the narrative sequence in Acts.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode ten

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Season 1, Episode 10 — ‘Brothers in Arms’
Acts 9:28-31

Editing Acts, redux. The tenth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues is based on just a few verses from Acts 9, but it also borrows elements from other passages in Acts.

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Interview: Chipo Chung on speaking in tongues, finding laughter on a serious set, being a woman in a man’s world, and playing Mary Magdalene in A.D. The Bible Continues

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One of the many noteworthy things about A.D. The Bible Continues is the way it emphasizes the connections within the New Testament by drawing several characters from the gospels into the events of the book of Acts. Another is the way it focuses on the role played by the women of that era.

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