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The Story of Jesus Episode 1 of 2

In a major two part series, nine of the world's leading Biblical experts re-examine the Gospel accounts of Jesus's life. Using the very latest archaeological, historical and theological research, the programmes analyse the key influences on Jesus's teaching, explore the land in which he lived and preached, and encounter the people who surrounded him.

Illustrated with specially-shot drama footage of the key moments in Jesus's life, aerial and time-lapse footage, these experts investigate the true meaning of the 2000-year-old story of Jesus, and what it meant to his original first century followers.

This episode investigates the story of Jesus from his birth to the beginning of his ministry, when he performed some of his famous healings and miracles. Expert analysis is provided by Dr Simon Gathercole of Cambridge University, who visits Bethlehem to investigate the stories of Jesus's birth; Professor James Strange of Florida University, who uses the archaeology of Galilee to explore Jesus's childhood, the lost years of his life; Dr Joan Taylor of London University, who examines the key character of John the Baptist and his influence on Jesus; and Professor Greg Carey of Lancaster Seminary, who investigates some of Jesus's key miracles, their meaning and significance.

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Mon 2 Apr 2012 19:00

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Role Contributor
JesusSelva Rasalingam
NarratorDavid Suchet
WriterDavid Batty
DirectorDavid Batty
Executive ProducerHannah Leade
Executive ProducerRay Bruce
Executive ProducerJames A Osmond