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 nine

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Season 1, Episode 9 — ‘Saul’s Return’
Acts 9:20-27

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

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Season 1, Episode 8 — ‘The Road to Damascus’
Acts 8-9

Editing Acts, redux. The eighth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues covers two stories from the book of Acts, but it skips the story between them.

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

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Season 1, Episode 7 — ‘The Visit’
Acts 8:4-13

Editing Acts, redux. The seventh episode of A.D. The Bible Continues just might be the first one that is far more concerned with its political storyline — the visit of Tiberius and Caligula to Jerusalem — than its biblical storyline. Still, it does depict Philip’s visit to Samaria and his baptism of Simon the Magician from Acts 8.

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Over three dozen new character profiles, and a few new videos, for A.D.: The Bible Continues

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The official website for A.D.: The Bible Continues released over three dozen photos today to introduce us to the show’s main characters. A few new videos to promote the series have also surfaced since my last round-up. Check it all out below the jump.

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Bible movie of the week: The Big Fisherman (1959)

Four years ago, I wrote a blog post on The Big Fisherman (1959), one of the more obscure Bible movies ever released by a major Hollywood studio.

As far as I know, the film, which was originally distributed by Walt Disney’s Buena Vista division, has never been officially released to home video, at least not in North America. But I had read a bit about it in books on the history of Jesus movies — the title refers to the apostle Peter — and I was intrigued by the information I found at the Internet Movie Database.

For one thing, the film is based on a novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, who also wrote The Robe, which 20th Century Fox turned into a much more famous film in 1953. For another, it seemed that this film might rely on the secular account of Herod Antipas and John the Baptist given to us by Josephus, which no other film I could think of had ever done.

And what did the apostle Peter have to do with any of this? I had no idea, but I was curious to find out.

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