Several Israeli actors join the cast of Mary Magdalene

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The Hollywood Reporter says Israeli actress Hadas Yaron has joined the cast of Mary Magdalene as the title character’s sister-in-law Sarah. The film’s previously announced co-stars include Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter and Tahar Rahim as Judas Iscariot.

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

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Season 1, Episode 6 — ‘The Persecution’
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Editing Acts, redux. The first five episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues zipped through the gospels and the book of Acts at a brisk pace, covering multiple chapters at a time. But the sixth episode slows things down in a big way and covers just three verses in Acts: it begins with the burial of Stephen (8:2) and then goes on to show how Saul persecuted the church (8:3) and scattered the followers of Jesus (8:1).

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The prophet Isaiah at the movies: a quick round-up

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Today is the feast day for the prophet Isaiah in the Orthodox Church, so I figured it might be good to round up a few films that have referenced and depicted him.

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

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Season 1, Episode 4 — ‘The Wrath’
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Editing Acts, redux. The first three episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues rushed through the scriptures and skipped over major parts of the story, but this episode actually slows down long enough to let the book of Acts breathe a little.

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Watch: Seventeen new videos for A.D. The Bible Continues, including cast interviews, episode previews and a sneak peek of the digital-series spin-off Beyond A.D.

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One episode down, eleven to go! With A.D. The Bible Continues now airing on Sunday nights, the producers and the network are continuing to put out new videos to promote the series, ranging from a 30-second TV spot to a weekly half-hour talk show — Beyond A.D. — that will begin streaming on the NBC website this Sunday.

You can check out the most recent batch of videos below the jump.

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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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