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Episode 2

The Story of Jesus Episode 2 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 2,000-year-old story of Jesus, and what it meant to his original first century followers.

This episode follows Jesus from his controversial teaching in Galilee to the climax of his life in Jerusalem. Professor Obery Hendricks of the New York Theological Seminary investigates the original revolutionary meaning of Jesus's teaching, and how the church has tried to downplay its real significance.

Professor Ben Witherington investigates Jesus's decision to confront the authorities in Jerusalem, and how he revealed his true identity in secret to his disciples several months before he went to the city.

Dr Helen Bond and Dr Andrew Skinner investigate the last week of Jesus's life, and the real meaning of the trials he underwent before the Jewish and Roman authorities.

And Professor Tom Wright, former Bishop of Durham and now a research professor at St Andrew's University, investigates the historical truth of the resurrection and its part in Christianity's beginnings as a new religion.

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Tue 3 Apr 2012 19:00

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Credits

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