Echo Bridge Entertainment

The Bible Collection

Drama, Religious
The Bible Collection
0-96009-39474-5
Synopsis
Twenty-four inspirational films that dramatize the life of Jesus Christ from the prophecy of His birth through His resurrection—each episode is a thoughtful depiction of these stories from the Bible providing insight into His teachings.

HOLY NIGHT: THE BEGINNING OF THE LIFE OF JESUS
Isaiah prophecies the coming of the Messiah, and centuries later the annunciation and birth of Jesus Christ occur.

ESCAPE TO EGYPT
The three Wise Men visit the baby Jesus, King Herod decrees that every male child in Bethlehem under the age of two be killed, and Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus flee to Egypt.

BOYHOOD AND BAPTISM
Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus return to Nazareth where Jesus grows up. John the Baptist baptizes Jesus in the Jordan River. Pontius Pilate challenges King Antipas to rid the kingdom of John the Baptist.

MEN OF THE WILDERNESS
Jesus wanders in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights. King Antipas's troops take John the Baptist to the Fortress of Machaerus and throw him in the dungeon. Jesus starts His first Galilean mission with Simon, Andrew, James and John.

CHALLENGE OF FAITH
Jesus continues to spend his time with "sinners" and to heal the sick. He renames his disciple Simon, calling him Peter. John the Baptist remains imprisoned but hears of the miracles of Jesus.

DISCIPLESHIP
The people begin to question the leadership of the High Priests and the Romans as Jesus continues to preach. He chooses his 12 Apostles and teaches them the Lord's Prayer.

RETURN TO NAZARETH
More miracles are performed as Jesus travels through Galilee and on to Jerusalem for Passover. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, goes to Jesus with questions. Back in Galilee Jesus preaches the parable of The Good Samaritan.

CONFLICT
While Jesus is teaching at the Great Temple, Caiaphas the High Priest and the Pharisees begin to wonder if He is dangerous to their authority. Jesus disperses the 12 Apostles to begin preaching throughout the land.

FATE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
Peace comes to John the Baptist in prison when he learns that Jesus has named him as the one foretold to prepare His way. Salome dances at a party for King Antipas and as her reward asks for the head of John the Baptist. The 12 Apostles return and Jesus tells them about the death of John.

RETREAT AND DECISION
Jesus reveals to the Apostles His trials that are to come but they do not understand. In Bethany He raises Lazarus from the dead. The Pharisees and Priests are angered. He enters Jerusalem hailed as King but withdraws from the city to prevent conflict.

TRIUMPH AND DEFEAT
In the Great Temple, Jesus overturns the tables of the money changers. He celebrates the Passover feast with the Apostles. Judas betrays Him. Taken before Pontius Pilate and King Antipas, He is ordered to be crucified.

CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION
Jesus is crucified, and as foretold, on the third day He is raised from the dead. Appearing before the Apostles, he states "Blessed are those who have not seen but yet have believed." The early days of the Christian church begin.

BETRAYAL IN GETHSEMANE
Jesus and the Disciples walk to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Jesus prays to be released from the suffering that is to come, but resigns Himself to God's will.

BIRTH OF THE SAVIOR
The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled when a special child named Jesus is born of Mary in a stable in Bethlehem.

CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
Baby Jesus is saved from King Herod when an Angel warns Joseph to take his family to Egypt. Later, Joseph, Mary and Jesus return to Nazareth. At age 12, Jesus discusses Scripture with the Priests in the Great Temple.

FIRST DISCIPLES
While traveling back to Galilee after his 40 days in the wilderness, Jesus chooses His first five Disciples from travelers He meets along the road.

JESUS AND THE LEPERS
Jesus ignores the traditions and customs of his day to help all men under the divine authority and love of God.

JESUS AT NAZARETH AND CAPERNAUM
As Jesus continues to preach His message, there are multitudes who receive Him and yet there are still many disbelievers.

JESUS BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST
Jesus is taken before the High Priest, Scribes and Elders at the Great Temple. They cannot get any non-conflicting testimony against Jesus, yet they demand His execution.

THE LORD IS RISEN!
Early on the third day at Jesus's sealed tomb, there is an earthquake, the seal is broken, and an Angel rolls the stone away. He has risen.

THE LORD'S ASCENSION
After appearing to reassure and give direction to His Disciples and followers, Jesus is received up into Heaven.

THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER
Jesus foretells of His death and His next coming to the Disciples. He asks them to carry on His work. The Priests offer Judas Iscariot 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus.

TRIAL BEFORE PILATE
Giving in to the demands of Herod Antipas, the Priests and their henchmen, Pilate orders the crucifixion of Jesus, thus fulfilling the prophecies.

WOMAN AT THE WELL
When a Samaritan woman repents of her tarnished ways and receives divine forgiveness, Jesus teaches that soon the waters of eternal life will be available to all.

Not Rated - Violence / Available in Canada