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

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Season 1, Episode 9 — ‘Saul’s Return’
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Editing Acts, redux. The ninth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, like a couple of the episodes that preceded it, dwells on just a few verses from the book of Acts.

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Idris Elba to star in Laurence Fishburne’s The Alchemist

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Six months ago, I mentioned that Laurence Fishburne was developing an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist. At the time, Fishburne was going to play Melchizedek — a king who may be based on the biblical character of that name (I’ve never read the book) — and Javier Bardem was going to play the Alchemist.

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Israeli actor to play Jesus in The Shack

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Haaz Sleiman may have been the first actor born and raised in the Middle East to play Jesus in a major English-language movie (in last March’s Killing Jesus), but he certainly won’t be the last. Deadline reports that Israeli actor Aviv Alush has now been hired to play Jesus in Stuart Hazeldine’s upcoming adaptation of The Shack.

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Fantasia gets a Pixar homage and a Disney remake

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It’s been an interesting week for fans of Disney’s Fantasia.

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Watch: Saul quotes a popular passage from the book of Romans in a new clip from A.D. The Bible Continues

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A.D. The Bible Continues may not make much use of the autobiographical material in Paul’s epistles — it certainly didn’t in last week’s episode — but it definitely makes use of the teachings from his epistles, as we can see in a new clip from this series.

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ABC delays Of Kings and Prophets to recast some roles

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A little more than three weeks ago, the ABC network announced that it was adding Of Kings and Prophets — a Bible-themed drama about Saul, David and the prophet Samuel — to its fall lineup. Now comes word that the network has taken the show off the lineup in order to give the producers time to recast certain roles.

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