Here are our ideas for filming short segments of the Holy Land.
A series of short segments of 60 seconds each will walk the viewer through the life and times of Jesus, from the annunciation of his birth in Nazareth to his crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem.
Through each window, the viewer will witness the events of Jesus’ life at the places they unfolded, as inspired by the Old and New Testaments. When all segments have been organized in geographical order they can also serve as a travel guide to the Holy Land through the footsteps of Jesus. Most material already exists in Biblical Productions’ extensive archives.
The following is a list of the segments
- The town of Nazareth, marketplaces, etc. – aerials
- The House of Mary, and Mary’s Spring.
- Wood and carpentry in Nazareth
- The Annunciation
- The Church of the Annunciation
- The Prophecy of the Birth of Jesus – the Land of Zebulon and Naphtali
- Mary and Joseph leave for Bethlehem for the Roman census.
The way to Bethlehem
- Mount Tabor and the Jezreel valley
- Megido – archeological site of Armageddon
- Bet Shean – Roman Period.
- Mount Gilboa – the last battle of King Saul against the Philistines.
- Mount Grizim – Samaritan’s Passover sacrifice.
- Ancient Roman road to Jerusalem – Sebastia and Wadi Kelt.
Arriving in Jerusalem
- Mount Moriah, the sight of the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham.
- Mary and Joseph give praise at the Temple – a model of the second temple.
- Mary’s resting place – mareliyas – magnificent Byzantine mosaics.
- The town of Bethlehem.
- Shepherds Field, caves.
- The Nativity.
- The Star of Bethlehem.
- Circumcision in the Temple.
King Herod, the Greatest Builder of Ancient Times – four segments
- Herod’s palace – The Herodian, near Bethlehem.
- The enormous building blocks/stones of the Temple Mount.
- The Port of Ceaseria – underwater archaeology.
- Fleeing to Egypt.
The Old Testament
- Egypt pyramids, Sphinx.
- Exodus and the ten commandments.
- Mount Nebo – from which Moses can only see the Promised Land, but cannot enter.
- Conquest of Cannan by the Israelites.
The sights (approximately 20) connected to the Old Testament will include those from the times of the Judges, the Kingdoms, and the prophets, to the times of Jesus:
- Samson, the gates of Gaza,
- The City of David
- Rachel’s Tomb
- Tomb of the Patriarchs
- Hatzor – the largest and most significant archeological sight in the Holy Land
- The Cave of Elijah
- Mount Carmel
- The Hasmoneans etc.
Jesus’ childhood in Nazareth
- Jesus in Galilee – his ministry, parables, miracles, Sea of Galilee, synagogues, churches, mosaic floors.
- Great and Holy Week – Jesus in Jerusalem, the Passion, The Last Supper, Arrest and Trial, The Station of the Cross, Via Delarosa, The sight of crucifixion.
- St Paul, Judeo-Christians, Old Churches and synagogues
- A revolt against Rome-the zealots, Gamla Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea Scrolls, Essenes, Josephus Flavius, Destruction of the Temple, Temple treasures
- The Rise of Christianity – Byzantine Era. Constantine, Helena, The True Cross, The Monastery of the Cross, Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Nativity, Persian conquest, The Ancient Church of Nea
- Islamic Conquest – Jabal Muquabar, The keys that opened the doors of the Holy Sepulchre, The Dome of the Rock, Al-Asqua Mosque.
- Period of the Crusaders, Templars-The Fighting Monks, Crusader’s towns and les. Architecture, horns of Hittin, Akko.
Exotic Christian Denominations – ceremonies, customs and liturgy.
- Armenians, Copts, Maronites, Jacobites or Syrian Orthodox, Abbosynians, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Messianic Jews.
- Birth of Israel Pioneers, kibbutz, immigration, West Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa,
- Israeli Arabs: Moslem and Christian, Druze, Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Samaritans, and Pilgrims from all over the world.
- Feasts, customs and holidays Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday, Ramadan, Christmas in Bethlehem, Fire Ceremony at the Holy Sepulchre, Ceremony of Washing of Feet, Circumcision, Arab wedding, The Feast of Halaka:First Hair Cut for Jewish Boys on Mount Meron, Celebration on completion of writing a Torah scroll.
Significant Archeological Digs-work in progress.
City of David, Underground Tunnels in Jerusalem, Mosaic floors in Tzippori, Dead Sea Caves, Qumran, Hatzor.
Prophecies for the future
- Mount of Olives (the sight of the Second Coming)
- Hinnon, the valley of Hell (Day of Judgement)
- Guarded Tomb (The Resurrection, alpha and omega).
- Armageddon (the apocalyptic battle)
- The Valley of Kidron, and its cemeteries. (The Dry Bones Prophesy)
- The Golden Gate (through which Jesus will triumphantly enter the City of Jerusalem)