Twenty six hundred years ago, a band of Judahite soldiers kept watch on their kingdom’s southern border in the final days before Jerusalem was sacked by Nebuchadnezzar. They left behind numerous inscriptions—and now, a groundbreaking digital analysis has revealed how many writers penned them. The research and…
In the beginning there was Saul. He was a pretty okay king who wanted to unite the 12 tribes of Israel into the kingdom of Judah. But then he went to the prophet Samuel, who spoke for their god, and Samuel said “lol you’re an okay king. Plz commit genocide. Thanks.”
When it comes to weirdness, Jesus Christ has nothing on his old man. While Yahweh was looking for excuses to drunkenly wrestle Moses, Jesus was usually preaching about love, tolerance and forgiveness. The key word there is “usually.”
There’s been a few films out there about robots being taught to function, such as Chappie and Ex Machina. In Blank Bodies, a short film written and directed by Ryan Weatrowski, a pair of robots are printed up as blank slates by an art group, things go south as pair fall in love. http://io9.com/ex-machina-pro…
What Exodus may have lacked in script and casting, it made up for in spectacle. The plagues and ancient temples were insane. Behold the magic in these before and after wipes.
"Tim is patient, Tim is kind. Tim does not envy, Tim does not boast, Tim is not proud. Tim is not rude, Tim is not self-seeking, Tim is not easily angered, Tim keeps no record of wrongs." Some Guy Named Tim Edits The Book Of Corinthians To Replace All Instances Of "Love" With "Tim."
Exactly how much the Bible intersects with history has been a matter of debate for a long, long time — and it's a thorny subject, with no easy answers. But still, looking at the intersection can make things very interesting. For example, Judas Iscariot might have been a member of an order of assassins.
Many scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythical figures, arguing that kingdoms didn't exist in the region during the early Iron Age, when the events in the Bible supposedly took place. By a new discovery in southern Israel suggests there was more political complexity in the 10th century BC than previously thought.
If Gladiator and the 1963 Cleopatra movie had a baby, it would be Exodus. Today, I saw a fairly large preview of Ridley Scott's return to blockbuster sword-swinging action. It was epic and silly and grand and filled with Hollywood blockbuster madness. Here are our spoilery thoughts.
Ridley Scott's Christian-Bale-as-Moses epic Exodus: Gods and Kings won't be out until December, but he's already working on another Old Testament story: King David. So we're forced to wonder: Are Biblical epics officially back?
If you love books as a physical object, just imagine burying your nose between the pages of these beauties, massive atlases, photobooks, and tributes to the written word.
Here it is the first-ever look at Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, which looks absolutely bonkers. Christian Bale is Moses; Sigourney Weaver is his fake mom and Joel Edgerton is Rameses, which is good because as we all know Rameses was Australian.
Behold Darren Aronofsky's gorgeous recreation of the Book of Genesis. Taken straight out of his latest movie Noah, it's almost easy to believe that this entire film may have been conceived just so Aronofsky could illustrate the Biblical version of the big bang.
Before Darren Aronofksy floods the world for 40 days in his movie Noah, he'll do it in comics, too. The Noah graphic novel, comes out this on March 18th, and if the movie is anything like the comic, it's bizarre, epic and Biblically accurate. Aronofksy and co-author Ari Handel stopped by to discuss their vision.
Regardless of how accurate Darren Aronofsky's Noah movie is to the Old Testament, he's gotten the basics right — ark, two of every animal, flood, etc. In this new clip, Noah explains to his kids why they're about to spend 40 days on a floating zoo. They react better than I would have.
We're still wrapping our brains around the biblical apocalypse movie that is Darren Aronofsky's Noah. It's got giants, angels, and one gigantic Ark that was constructed exactly how the Bible instructed. And here's everything you need to know about the behemoth boat in one video.
Worried that Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of Noah might be somewhat disconcerting to Bible aficionados — and justifiably so, since there are four-armed albino angel giants running around — Paramount has decided to address the religious backlash before it starts by adding a disclaimer to all of Noah's ads, promos, and…
For the past few months, we've been unsure which version of Darren Aronofsky's Noah would be hitting theaters — there were tons of reports that Christian audiences reacted badly in screenings. Paramount had reportedly cut as many as six different versions of the film. But now, it appears Aronofsky has won.
Before Jesus arrived and his divine father chilled out, the Old Testament God was, ironically, kind of a hellraiser. He was not a nice guy. He really liked killing people. And he may have actually been insane, if his willingness to randomly murder devout worshippers like Moses was any indication. Here are the 12…