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Last Days of Jesus, The

Synopsis
For almost two thousand years, the story of Jesus of Nazareth’s final days has been celebrated by Christians the world over. From his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through to his eventual crucifixion six days later, the key moments have been immortalised in countless films, pieces of music, and works of art. But in recent years, some historians have begun to question inconsistencies in the Gospels’ version of events. Based on archaeological evidence and historical analysis, this documentary peels back the layers of the traditional Gospel narrative to shine a new light on the historical Jesus. It explores key members of the Herodian Dynasty, such as Herod Antipas, the Jewish Governor of Galilea and son of Herod the Great, as well as the main characters in the capital of the Roman Empire, bringing to life a man that has been almost completely erased from history: Lucius Aelius Sejanus, head of the the Praetorian Guard. Leading scholars and authors in the field of classics, religion, history and archaeology explain how the ever-changing political landscape in Rome impacted Jesus’ life.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of release
2017
Year of production
2017
Subjects
History; Religious studies
Keywords
Christianity; political events; Rome; Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BC-33 AD)

Credits

Director
Peter Oxley
Contributor
Chris MacPherson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

Blink Films

Web
https://www.blinkfilmsuk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 150 0777
Fax
0203 150 0778
Address
Bankstock Building (2nd Floor), 42-44 De Beauvoir Crescent
London
N1 5SB

Distributor

Name

PBS Distribution

Email
info.pbsdistribution@pbs.org
Web
http://www.shoppbs.org/ External site opens in new window
Address
PBS, USA

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