Watch: Cornelius and his family speak in tongues, and more, in two new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues

Watch: Cornelius and his family speak in tongues, and more, in two new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues June 17, 2015


Four months ago, I wondered if A.D. The Bible Continues would show Cornelius and his family speaking in tongues before Peter baptizes them. I could think of several other films that had depicted the conversion of Cornelius, but none that had really depicted this particular miracle. And, well, now we have our answer: it does!

Here is a sneak peek of that scene, from the episode airing this Sunday night:

A shorter version of this clip also appears at the end of this Father’s Day video:

Incidentally, note how the two clips use different music when the speaking in tongues begins. The first clip seems to be using music from the burning-bush sequence in Exodus: Gods and Kings — but the second clip uses something else entirely.

The track from Exodus: Gods and Kings is called ‘I Need a General’:

So it looks like the first clip is using what filmmakers refer to as a “temp track” — the music that is temporarily added to a film, usually borrowed from existing soundtracks, to give the editors a sense of how the movie should feel — while the second clip uses the music that was actually written for this scene by the series’ composers.

Incidentally, note that Mary Magdalene accompanies Peter to Cornelius’s house in this version of the story. (Acts 10 says Peter was accompanied by other believers from Joppa when he visited Cornelius, but it doesn’t say who they were; it does, however, refer to them as “circumcised”, so, hmmm.) I spoke to Chipo Chung, the actress who plays Mary Magdalene, about shooting the speaking-in-tongues scene here.

Update: Another version of the clip is now available without the Father’s Day intro:

The network has also released a clip in which Pilate humiliates Caiaphas and Leah by exposing the fact that Leah went behind Caiaphas’s back last week:

June 18 update: And now there is a preview of the next episode of Beyond A.D.:

Check out earlier trailers and other videos here (though be warned: it appears that the network has taken some of the trailers and clips offline already):

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