Prophet Joseph — episodes seven and eight

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Synopsis. The sons of Jacob return home and pretend to grieve the death of Joseph, who they say was killed by wolves. As proof, they present Joseph’s shirt, which has been covered in the blood of one of their animals. But Jacob, noting that the shirt is not torn, does not believe his sons’ story, and holds out hope that Joseph is still alive. Jacob’s Canaanite neighbours offer to help look for his son, but they don’t find him, thanks to an angel who visits Joseph in the well and puts him to sleep when the search party draws near. Joseph is awake again when his brothers return to the well.

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Watch: Satan tells Jesus God’s plan is “repetitive” in a clip from Last Days in the Desert; plus new interviews

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — comes to theatres this Friday, and there are more clips and interviews to watch and read.

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Are the actors who play Jesus getting older?

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The Bible says Jesus was “about thirty” when he began his earthly ministry, and most of the actors who have played him onscreen have been in their 30s as well.

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Watch: The first trailer for Queen of Katwe, starring Selma’s David Oyelowo as a chess-teaching missionary

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Today, Disney released the first trailer for Queen of Katwe, which tells the true story of a poor girl from Uganda who becomes an internationally-recognized chess prodigy after she is introduced to the game by a soccer player turned missionary.

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Risen — a round-up of my top posts on the film

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Risen is out on Digital HD today, so here is a round-up of my top stories on that film, which depicts the death and resurrection of Jesus from the Romans’ point of view.

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Watch: Three new clips from Last Days in the Desert

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — comes to theatres this Friday, and you can still buy tickets to some of the special “event” screenings that are taking place this Thursday. In the meantime, the distributor has released a few new clips from the film, which you can check out below the jump.

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