Jesus Video – Wikipedia
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Jesus Videois a novel written by German author Andreas Eschbach that was published in 1998. There is a quest for a concealed video camera that is supposed to contain digital footage of Jesus taken by a time traveller, and the story focuses around that search. The book was a flop as a hardcover and only became a best-seller once it was re-released in paperback with the titleDas Jesus Video, which means “The Jesus Video.” It was awarded the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis in the German Novel category in 1999.
Stephen Cornelius Foxx, an American college student studying archaeology in Israel, discovers the bones of a man who appears to have died around two thousand years ago during an archaeological excavation. There is a smalllinenbag with the instruction manual for a digital video camera in it that was found among the deceased man’s things. Foxx and his mentor, Professor Wilford-Smith, are subsequently informed that the exact model in question would not be produced by its manufacturer, Sony, for another three years after they first discovered it.
- The dig’s backer, media billionaire John Kaun, begins a hunt for the camera, which appears to be hidden in an unknown area.
- Stephen, on the other hand, is determined to track it down on his own, with the assistance of fellow student Judith Menez and her brother, Yehoshuah.
- However, because the batteries are completely depleted, Stephen and Judith are unable to access the camera’s memory, which they later discover has been guarded by a hidden order of monks for generations.
- Fortunately, John Kaun and Professor Wilford-Smith come to their aid and restart the camera, allowing the two young people to escape.
- Scarfaro adds that if Jesus had lived today, he would merely have been a troublemaker, just as he was in his own day, and that it would be the Church, which was reportedly formed on his teachings, that would bring him to trial for his crimes.
Stephen receives a phone call from a video production business, which causes him to get very enthusiastic; he then goes to see Professor Wilford-Smith, where he eventually discovers the truth: Back in 1947, Wilford-Smith discovered two odd video cassettes, but he was unable to see the material on them since the technology to do so had not yet been devised.
- He has now obtained a copy of a new Sony video player, which is capable of playing the tape.
- It is not a problem for the professor, who has already distributed hundreds of copies all over the world, that they take it.
- Nonetheless, it gives rise to a new sect of Christianity, which bases itself on what its adherents believe to be Christ’s original instructions.
- They meet with Peter Eisenhardt, an author who was previously a member of John Kaun’s team and who, unlike them, still feels that the movie is a hoax.
At this moment, a young man by the name of John joins in on the conversation. Before boarding his bus to the airport, he informs them that he would be taking a tourist trip to Israel, and he displays his brand new Sony MR-01 digital video camera to demonstrate his intentions.
Lübbe Audio produced a six-CD audiobook adaptation of the work. The novel was turned into a two-part television movie, named Das Jesus Video, by the German television network ProSieben in 2002. Judith (called Sharon in the film) travels with Stephen back in time, which is a significant departure from the novel’s plot. For example, Stephen realizes that he is the time traveller, and Judith (named Sharon in the film) travels with him back in time.
- On Andreas Eschbach’s official website (in German), there is a video of Jesus.
Jesus and Women – Video – Rent
Individual, rental video sessions for individual watching of Jesus and Women: In the First Century and Now by Kristi McLelland are available for hire. There are seven individual, rental video sessions for individual viewing. Each of these video sessions can be rented alone or as part of a package deal. Over the course of seven courses, you will learn about the historical and cultural atmosphere of first-century Middle Eastern civilization, which will help you not only better comprehend Jesus, but also to fuel your love of Him today.
Those who purchase video rental sessions for personal use will have them expire two weeks following the date of purchase.
Sessions on video:
- The first session, which lasts 61 minutes and three seconds, introduces the Middle Eastern concept of understanding the Bible, which contrasts with the Western way we view it. Kristi also delves into the story of Jesus and the woman with the issue of blood, encouraging women to take heart in the knowledge that God is concerned about them. During Session 2, Kristi explores God’s intentions for women from the beginning of time, emphasizing important women who appear in the Bible. Her explanation for the loss of cultural prestige and significance for women in Jesus’ first century culture is followed by an example. Women’s dignity and honor were restored when Jesus appeared on the scene in the first century, providing each of them with justice and righteousness. Kristi deconstructs the tale of the woman at the well in John 4, pointing out the problematic history between Jews and Samaritans, as well as other social dynamics of the time
- Session 3 (62:31)— After discussing the significance of table fellowship and hospitality in Jesus’ first century culture, Kristi goes on to describe the tale of the woman who anoints Jesus’ feet with her tears and wipes them with her hair found in Luke 7:1–4. The fifth session (59:14) focuses on the oral teaching tradition that was so prevalent in Jesus’ day, as well as on many of the parables found in Luke, demonstrating how Jesus’ inclusion of women in His teaching was a revolutionary way of showing the world that women have a place in the kingdom of God
- And the sixth session (59:15) focuses on the oral teaching tradition that was so prevalent in Jesus’ day, as well as on many of the parables found in Luke. The tale of the woman caught in adultery is discussed in length in Session 6 (60:46), and Kristi explains some of the gospel parallels that can be drawn from it, as well as Jesus’ concern for women in this scenario. Last session (60:17)— In this final session, Kristi delves into the stories of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the narrative of Mary and Martha, both of which are kingdom adventures in which God called women to participate
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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (TV Movie 2002)
As a volunteer at a German archaeological excavation in Israel, Steffen Vogt discovers the remains of a 2,000-year-old corpse that is carrying the instructions for a video camera that was manufactured in the year 2003. Traces of modern life can also be found on the bones. Everyone, even Sharon, an attractive Israeli lady whom he likes, laughs at his hypothesis of a time-traveling time-traveler who created a movie of Jesus. In spite of the fact that no one appears to believe him, Steffen’s discovery appears to have piqued the interest of others, as evidenced by the attack on him in his hotel room shortly thereafter; the discovery that the German Embassy and secret service are after him; the murder of his friend Dan; and the subsequent flight into hiding.
- Steffen’s idea appears to be valid in the following ways: After showing up in person at the excavations, financier and time-travel specialist Kaun conducts a series of complex underground measurements at the Wailing Wall, where he believes the concealed camera is located.
- Steffen is under the suspicion that Kaun is one of the individuals on the lookout for him, and he has taken to hiding.
- Steffen is kidnapped and tortured before the three of them can set off again in pursuit of the video they were looking for.
- Steffen is able to flee from the assailants.
- Steffen and Sharon eventually locate what they are seeking for, hidden away in an abandoned monastery.
Scarfaro, on the other hand, has tracked them down and has captured the film in his possession. He then proceeds to play the video in front of everyone’s stunned eyes, and Steffen immediately understands that the greatest journey of his life has just just begun. — a pseudonym
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