To tighten his covenant with mankind, God does not choose a great leader or a king, but a man already advanced in years, Abraham, who lives in the grasslands of Mesopotamia. But Abraham is a man full of faith and, before the call begins to believe and continues to do so even when God seems to have deserted him. Of all the promises made by God, the largest is that of a lineage of Isaac. And when Abraham is entirely taken by the affection for the son, God has a terrible ordeal: his sacrifice. Abraham is willing to put God first even in the face of his son's life?
Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers to a caravan of Ishmaelite traders. In Egypt, Joseph was bought by Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh's army. While resisting the provocations of his master's wife, was sentenced for having threatened and locked up in the prisons of the pharaoh. His cellmates are two special prisoners: the butler and the baker of Pharaoh, accused of stealing the bracelet of the God of the Sun's interpretation of the dreams of two men made by Joseph solves the case and allows him access to the court. FRISINA WON A USA CableAce AWARD.
The story of Samson and Delilah, from the miraculous birth to Mara, barren woman, vigorous youth, physical decline, until the final redemption, with the destruction of the temple where they had gathered all the Philistines. At the center of the love for Delilah, though loving, is to perform the task assigned to it: capture Samson causing it to unravel the secret of his strength. And only at the end of his human, blind and in chains, Samson will go in search of God, fulfilling his mission: to lead the Israelites to freedom against slavery and oppression Philistine.
In the film Mary Magdalene, a beautiful young woman is unable to give a son to her husband that, for this reason, she divorces. She escapes offense with Silvano Roman prefect in Tiberias , where he met Salome, daughter of Herodias, wife of Herod the king . Subsequently Magdalene is abandoned by Silvanus troops: Maria desperate attempts suicide , but is saved by Jesus and his disciples. After various vicissitudes, Mary returned to the court of Herodias and Salome attends the dance with which she seduces Herod in exchange for the head of John the Baptist. Maria strives in vain to prevent his execution. At that moment she is filled with the belief that Jesus will find peace and forgiveness for the mistakes she made. The meeting takes place in Tiberias in the house of Simon the Pharisee: Mary with her tears washes Jesus' feet and dries them with her long hair. So the woman starts to follow the Master and will not abandon him until his death on the cross. She will be the first to prove him to be Christ Risen.
Thomas wants to bury the body of Jesus taking advantage of the offer of Joseph of Arimathea. But due to an incursion of the Zealots, the burial should be rushed; then they decide to bring the body back into Galilee. Meanwhile the women returning from the tomb say they have found it empty and Mary Magdalene announces she has seen the risen Master. The Apostles welcome the news with great joy. Only Thomas is upset: he wants to find out who took away the corpse and why. But it turns out that only the zealots are unrelated to this story as well as the Romans. Returning from her, he learns that Jesus appeared to them in the Upper Room. Thomas, still incredulous persists in the search to find Longinus, the Roman soldier who was put on guard at the tomb first, and that he will tell him the truth. The centurion tells him that a great light appeared in the night and the stone rolled away from the tomb,but the Romans did not want the news to be spread. Thomas is upset by the witness. Returning to Jerusalem, he does not want to meet his comrades because he feels unworthy for doubting the Resurrection. But a re-appearance of the Master will help him to understand what could not be explained by reason.
The story of a man who struggles with God, but that through unwavering faith be able to prove himself worthy heir of the Covenant entered into with Abraham. The moral integrity, the final redemption and above all faith in God are some of the themes of the story of Jacob and one of the guiding themes of the Bible itself. But the story of Jacob is also one of the most gripping family sagas of the Bible, a drama full of conflicts and passions.
The story of Moses, from waif and Egyptian prince, involuntary murderess who escapes to become a pastor, but he was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt to freedom and the Promised Land. This film recounts the life of the people of Israel and the man Moses. Discover how difficult it is to build a society of free men, able to reject the idols of power and wealth, to pursue the commandments of God in timeless history of mankind on the way to his redemption.
The film of Joseph of Nazareth is about a carpenter 30 years old, living in a period of great political tension. One day he meets Joachim with his wife Anna and their daughter Mary, a scuffle breaks out and Joachim, mortally wounded, asks Joseph to marry Mary. The two got engaged, but Joseph must leave for work from his home town. When he returns, his girlfriend is pregnant, who, with great serenity, tells him that she had been visited by an angel and has agreed to become the mother of the Messiah. Joseph, indignant, would like to hand it over to the law, but after receiving in turn a visit from an angel, decides to marry her. They have to go to Bethlehem for the census: during the journey Mary gives birth to Jesus; arriving in Egypt to escape the massacre of the Innocents ordered by King Herod, Joseph stays there until the death of the king. The years pass: at Easter, the family went to Jerusalem, Jesus is lost during the trip: the parents, in an agony find the boy intent to preach to the teachers of the law in the temple. The family gets together and returns home. Joseph, in Nazareth, falls ill and soon dies peacefully, supported by the affection of his loved ones.
In Jerusalem, the crowd is cheering Jesus "King of the Jews." Judas is among the apostles there, a zealot who has abandoned his wealthy family to follow Jesus, confident that it can deliver Israel. One day he learns that Sarah, the girl he loves has been captured and that it takes thirty pieces of silver to free her. Judas delivers them without knowing that the money will be used for an attempt on the life of Pontius Pilate. Soon the Romans discovered that the money coming from a man belonging to the group of Jesus, take hostages and threaten to kill them if they will not be given the Nazarene. Judah tries to persuade the Master and his companions to act in a decisive manner. It might be an opportune time for the people's uprising against the Romans. But the Master Jude ensures that the hostages will be released soon and urges him to trust him. Judah is in a panic: you feel guilty for the hostages and feels anger towards the Master and his companions who do not decide to act. He decides to reveal where he hides Jesus in the hope that his capture would adversely affect the people. Nothing,however, goes according to his plans. So when Judas saw Jesus dying on the cross, he realizes the gravity of his mistakes. Crushed by guilt, he committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree.
The Book of Revelation is the letter in which John the Evangelist recounts the visions seen before one dies: revelations about the future of humanity and the kingdom of God, written in complex language made of figures, events and symbolic actions entered the collective imagination: the four horsemen, the seven seals, the angels with trumpets announcing the flagella, the Antichrist, the Lamb defeats the beast and says the word of Christ. The film chronicles the life of John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" , the last person to have seen Christ alive and not to have suffered martyrdom : in adolescence he lived next to the Master preaching on the streets of Palestine, until old age in Ephesus , in the years of the reign of Emperor Trajan , through the fierce persecutions of Nero and Domitian. A key figure for the early Christians, he was the last link with the experience not only spiritual, but also physical.