Re: [Synoptic-L] The Miracle Maker
On 31 Mar 00, at 8:13, Thomas R. W. Longstaff wrote:
> > > > And one striking thing about this film -- Jesus actually looks
> > > > Jewish. Shock! Horror!
> I am puzzled about this one. What do Jews look like? To be fair, we
> have certain stereotypes, but in my experience there are many Jews
> do not fit that stereotype - and I suspect that it was true in late
> antiquity as well.
Good point, of course. Actually, when I looked at my second
message I wondered if anyone would ask that. Without wanting to
dig myself in deeper, I suppose that what I mean is that he is not the
stereotypical western blond haired, blue eyed, square jawed Jesus.
When I saw Jesus in The Miracle Maker, he looked Jewish to me and
I assume that it was a conscious attempt on their part to evoke that
feeling in viewers. But perhaps it's just me. Incidentally, if you get
time, you can see some pictures:
I've got information about other Jesus films on the NT Gateway
(which incidentally now has a much easier to remember address at
ntgateway.com, in full http://www.ntgateway.com)
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
Dept of Theology tel: +44 121 414 7512
University of Birmingham fax: +44 121 414 6866
Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
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