The death of Herod, and Antipas’s response, in two films

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One of the fun things about watching Jesus films is noting the parallels between them, and wondering if the older films inspired the newer films in any way.

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Watch: Six new clips give us one last look at Killing Jesus

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Missed your chance to see Killing Jesus tonight? Want to revisit a scene or two? No worries — several new clips from the film were released over the last few days, and you can watch them all, or at least follow the links to them, below the jump.

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Killing Jesus round-up: Set visits, interviews, and two clips.

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Killing Jesus had its New York premiere on Monday, and the various people involved have been promoting it ever since. A few outlets have also posted some new set-visit reports. (My own set-visit report is here.) Check ’em all out below the jump.

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Visiting the cast and crew of Killing Jesus in Morocco

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It’s a hot Tuesday morning in late October on the outskirts of Ouarzazate, a city in the heart of Morocco, and Jesus is having trouble getting birds to fly.

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Of Kings and Prophets has found its prophet Samuel

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From the beginning, Of Kings and Prophets has been billed as a story “told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd”. Since then, we have learned who will be playing the king and the shepherd — and now, at last, we know who is playing the prophet.

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Killing Jesus round-up: new photos, new interviews, and rumours of a swimsuit competition with the cast of A.D.

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Killing Jesus — the National Geographic Channel adaptation of the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard — had its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival in Idaho last Saturday. I’ll have more to say about that in the near future. In the meantime, here’s a quick roundup of some of the stories about this film that have appeared over the last few weeks on other blogs and websites.

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