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UPDATED:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:02 PM (My original post follows my updates)

My husband and I watched Sunday’s episode of “The Bible” and were shocked that Obama is the spawning image of the devil in “The Bible”, played by Moroccan actor, Mehdi Ouzaani.  Talk about art imitating life.  People are saying this is just a coincidence.  I don’t believe in coincidences… 

 Why does the devil in ‘The Bible’ look exactly like President Obama?

From Does the Bible say What the Devil, Satan, or Demons look like?… 

In Hebrew, the name Satan means “the accuser”.  And the Bible describes him as the accuser of the brethren or the saints of God in Revelation 12:10, “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night.” The Devil is sometimes, shockingly, behind a pulpit and spewing forth false gospels as he appears as an angel of light, yet he is the father of lies (2 Cor. 11:14).



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UPDATED:  Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:55 AM (My original post follows my update)

I’ve been watching “The Bible” and am in awe of its magnificence.   It’s very well done, but what I didn’t know is that strange things happened on the set during the filming of “The Bible”.  Here is the true account from the producer of the Series, Mark Burnett, of the goings on while filming. 

At the end of this article, it states…

“Whether or not you believe these were on-set miracles or just mere coincidences…”

As you may know, I don’t believe in coincidences…

As always, my original post follows this update…


From Inside TV

Mark Burnett says ‘weird things happened’ on ‘The Bible’ set

by Grady Smith


Image Credit: Lightworkers Media/Hearst Productions

Last Sunday, the first installment of History’s five-part miniseries The Bible beat everything on television with a massive 13.1 million viewers, making it cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year.

For producer Mark Burnett, who worked on the ten-hour special with wife Roma Downey, the success of The Bible isn’t all that surprising. “It will be, over the next 40 or 50 years, the most watched thing that Roma and I have ever made,” he told EW, quite confidently, back in January.

At the time, Burnett gushed about shooting the series. “I really believe what I’m going to tell you right now,” he said. “The hand of God was on this…. the edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life.” But Burnett wasn’t just speaking about how well the practicalities of production had gone. “Weird things happened during filming,” he said. “Everybody would look at each other like, “Whoa.”

Here are a few of the “weird things” he was talking about:

A mighty desert wind “There’s a scene with Jesus and Nicodemus, when Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night. It’s a very still night, not a breath of wind, and we’re on the edge of the Sahara desert in a palm grove in an oasis… Jesus says, ‘The Holy Spirit is like the wind.’ At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert, and the actors didn’t break — they kept going. And everything stopped. Everyone just looked at everyone like, ‘What just happened?’”

The missing frock “We had hundreds of craftsmen working [on making costumes], and the most important costume was Jesus’ costume. Every time, at the end of the day, the costume’s got to be taken away to be maintained. So when we were doing the baptism scenes, it’s completely immersed in water. During it, a portion of the costume came away. We shot this in a giant reservoir on the edge of the Sahara desert, so we’re never going to find this again. It’s really bad. Every time you lose something, you’ve got five months ahead, and you can’t replicate these costumes. Four days later, a kid showed up from many, many, many miles away, who had been seeking us through the desert to return this to us. He didn’t know what it was why he should seek us, but he felt he had to return it.”

Cobras at the cross “We had a snake wrangler every day on the set. I mean, we’ve got a couple hundred people shooting, and we can’t afford to have people getting bitten by snakes. Every day, this guy would find a snake or maybe two snakes, and remove them. On the day of the crucifixion, a lot of people prayed. The cross was a huge thing. They prayed [for safety], ‘Imagine if this cross fell. The actor playing Jesus could be killed or badly injured.’ The snake man came to work that day — he’d gotten there early on the mountain playing Golgotha, and the bag of snakes [he was carrying] was the biggest bag I’d ever seen. He came to my wife and said, ‘Miss Roma, there were 48 snakes.’ He found 48 cobras and vipers hidden within the rocks around the cross.”

Whether or not you believe these were on-set miracles or just mere coincidences, one thing is certain — The Bible’s ratings are , in fact, pretty divine.

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My original post…


Moses receives the Ten Commandments.

Moses receives the Ten Commandments.

The History Channel has outdone itself with “The Bible”, a new 10-part docudrama mini-series that tells some stories from The Holy Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.  Sunday’s premier episode shows powerful re-enactments and engaging cinematography that depicts God’s wrath on sin by flooding Earth, Abraham proving his faith in God, and Moses leading the Israelites on their escape from Egypt and delivering the Ten Commandments.  “The Bible” Series Intro and Trailer Videos are at the end of this post.

The series was created by Mark Burnett, and co-produced by and co-stars Roma Downey, one of the very few actresses I admire, and who co-starred on the TV show “Touched By An Angel”, an old show from the 90s that I’ve been hooked on since I first watched last year.

The premier 2-hour episode, “In The Beginning / Exodus” starts this Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8-10 PM EST, and continues airing through until Easter Sunday.  Here is the scheduled airings for the premier 2-hour episode…

       Sunday              March 3, 2013         8:00    –  10:00 PM EST

       Monday            March 4, 2013         12:02   –  2-02 AM EST

                                                                     8:00   –  9:00 PM  EST

       Tuesday           March 5, 2013          12:02  – 02:02 AM   EST

       Wednesday     March 6, 2013          9:00   –  11:02 PM EST

       Thursday         March 7, 2013            1:01   –   3:03 AM EST

       Sunday             March 10, 2013          6:00  –    8:02 PM EST

For airing times in your particular area, please consult…


Check here for additional information on this series)…

History Channel’s “The Bible”

If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to expand your knowledge of all that is beautiful and good.  Why not watch another great movie when you have the time, and watch this full-length story from The Holy Bible…

Paul the Apostle Full Movie Bible Movie

This religious subject matter is so revered by most of America that Hollywood wants to cash in on it so they’re in the process of working on “Noah” and a movie centering on Pontius Pilate.  They’re desperate because the trash they’ve been putting out and calling “movies” isn’t bringing in the money they require so their high-paid pampered pests will show up.  Little do they know their brand of subject matter doesn’t hold a candle to the thirst America has for God Almighty and all the goodness He has brought to this great country of ours.  Our job as Americans is to make sure that it stays that way…

In God We Will Always Trust…


Official Intro of “The Bible” Series by Mark Barnett and Roma Downey

The Bible – Extended Look



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