Dateline: Jerusalem: The Trail, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus as TV news would cover it today.
Programs 1-4 begin with the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and examine the events and intrigues that follow: the dramatic challenge of the moneychangers, the trick question of paying taxes to Caesar, and the "evidence" of blasphemy and treason when Jesus claims to be the Messiah. All are explained in fascinating detail as the narrative unfolds.
Programs 5-8 cover Jesus' arrest, crucifixion and resurrection. The politics and intrigue of first-century Palestine provide the backdrop for the betrayal and execution of a man who has changed the course of history. How will this turbulent Rabbi be remembered? And what is one to make of the reports that he has come back from the dead?
In this innovative series, using all the techniques of modern news gathering, combined with the treasures of historical research, the story of that first Holy Week comes alive again -- putting the stories of faith in the realm of a real world.
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