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Throughout the Who Was Jesus Series DVD, experts come together to examine massive evidence of Jesus' life and death. Learn about his childhood, his friendships, and the state of the world during Jesus' life. In the religion DVD Who Was Jesus, archaeologists continue to dig deep below the Old Temple to uncover even more information and evidence.

The Who Was Jesus Series DVD is exclusive to the Discovery Channel Store.

"This is the story of what it was like to be Jesus, to be born into tyranny, to be executed for preaching harmony and forgiveness to oneââ¬â¢s own warring people, and what it was like for his disciples to risk death by carrying the message of salvation. Throughout the religion DVD Who Was Jesus, historians, archaeologists and theologians examine all kinds of evidence, and dig deeper into Jesus' life and the times he lived in than ever before.

Episodes Include:
Childhood: 'The greatest story ever told...' is not the whole story. The Gospels record the teachings of Jesus and the marvels of his ministry. The Jesus DVD states that they leave out what has been taken for granted for two thousand years: the dramatic reality of the Age of Jesus! On an extraordinary journey of discovery through the Holy Land with three expert guides, this film investigates the latest archaeological and historical evidence to piece together a portrait of Jesus. Here, we understand his early years: from birth to a young man - analyzing the forces that shaped the life and work of a man who would change history forever.

The Mission: Jesus was a young man with a determination to change the world of starvation and oppression he grew up in. In AD 30, Galilee was a land under occupation by the Roman Empire. Many charismatic Jewish leaders preached rebellion and resistance. Jesus preached a message of peace - but he was not unique. Now was he the only miracle maker in his time. Three bible experts walk in his footsteps to discover the real world of Jesus - from his life-changing meeting with John the Baptist, through his ministry on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to his fateful entry into Jerusalem.

The Last Days: The Passion is well known. But much of its details were recorded hundreds of years after Jesus' death. Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, but this familiar Easter image was not just a celebration, but a powerful political challenge. It started a chain of defiant events that would see Jesus crucified. But where and how? Three bible experts examine new archaeological digs deep under the city and the ruins of the Old Temple. Many of the famous sites of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection now have to be re-sited! And many of the reputations of the key characters - Judas, Pontius Pilate - will have to be redrawn! This final part of ""Who Was Jesus?"" examines the historical reality of the greatest story ever told."

Shop for the Who Was Jesus Series DVD, and let the evidence speak as experts come together to examine the evidence of Christ's life.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 129 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2009

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27 Reviews
3.8

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Discovery ChannelWho Was Jesus? DVD
 
3.8

(based on 27 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (18)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Reliable research (11)
  • Good resource (8)
  • Broad appeal (5)

Cons

  • Obvious bias (3)
  • Poor research (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (17)
  • Adult viewers (14)
  • Younger viewers (10)
  • Perfect gift (6)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (16), Avid moviegoer (6), Movie buff (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would purchase this product again

By JJLoch

from Springfield, OR

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Informative
  • Reliable Research

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    My sister and I watched this together. Enjoyed it totally. Makes you want to know more. Also prompted a lot of questions. Thank You!!!

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Historical content is subjective.

    By Lionel

    from St. Louis MO

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Obvious Bias

      Best Uses

        Comments about this product:

        This is a subjective view of how someone might think Jesus grew up. It's spun in a way to suggest it was Jesus's environment that made him choose the Son of God persona. It also suggests that Jesus used the political situation created by Roman rule to feed a rebellion. It depicts him as a someone who manipulated people based on prophecy. This appears to have been produced to discredit the Bible's account of Jesus. In doing so this documentary may be taken as true historical fact.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A picture worth a thousand words

        By Mitzi

        from Salt Lake City, Ut

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Entertaining
        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          Produced in such a way you can relive the experiences Jesus had as nearly as we can expect today. Kept close to scripture without promoting any one religion. It creates interest in the Bible and speaks in a positive manner showing science and religion working together. Very informative and great way to recall the events in picture which makes them easy to remember. Good for fairly young and old.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For myself it was excellent.

          By pauldog

          from Pueblo, CO

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Enlightening
          • Informative
          • Reliable Research

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          Gift, share with others.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good source of info for historical Jesus

          By akdrmr

          from Illinois

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Resource
          • Informative
          • Reliable Research

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Special Needs

            Comments about this product:

            I am currently reading Aslan's Zealot this added to the story and added some different points

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Who Was Jesus? DVD

            By Randall

            from Seattle

            About Me Avid Moviegoer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Entertaining
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              Very well done. I was impressed.

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Pitiful Project

              By dochuff

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

                Cons

                • Obvious Bias
                • Poor Research

                Best Uses

                  Comments about this product:

                  I purchased this dvd to enjoy and to share with my family. Instead, I threw it away. It was a pitiful attempt to describe Jesus and his life. It is mere supposition and lacks credible evidence for much of the content. Please do not waste your money.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What I have been looking for for a ages

                  By Pat

                  from Jamestown Ohio

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Broad Appeal
                  • Entertaining
                  • Good Resource
                  • Great Archaelogical Info
                  • Informative
                  • Relevant
                  • Reliable Research

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • For My Grand Daughter
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    I got this for my grand daughter to help her understand and learn about Jesus the boy and man. Also great history.

                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Anthropologic, Too much Interpretation

                    By WVMD

                    from Huntington, WV

                    Comments about this product:

                    I was expecting a thought out, unbiased review of some of the important archeological finds relating to the life of Jesus. This was not that. The information given was mostly anthropological descriptions of how people lived during the time of Jesus. Little of this information related specifically to Jesus himself. However, I enjoyed learning this information.
                    What I did not enjoy was some of the unsubstantiated reinterpretations of scripture. Example: do not claim that the disciples abandoned Jesus at Gesthemane without some corroboration. Furthermore, the life of Jesus was interpreted, again without any real evidence, as a political revolution motivated by imagined observation of lifestyle differences between the rich and the poor. If you are going to make interpretations like this they need to be backed up.

                    Conclusion: good anthropological information, but the interpretations are bizarre and unfounded.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    DISCOVERING HISTORY

                    By Debra the Seeker

                    from Los Angeles, CA.

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Entertaining
                    • Good Resource
                    • Informative
                    • Reliable Research

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      The opportunity to travel back in time to uncover religious history on the life of Jesus, and the political, social, economic history of the Middle East and all its relevance, as the back drop to one of the most celebrated and pivitol figures of every generation and of all time.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      used as 3 part study

                      By pastor

                      from Beaumont, Texas

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Resource
                      • Informative
                      • Relevant
                      • Reliable Research
                      • Used As 3 Part Bible Stud

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At church

                      Comments about this product:

                      Chose several scriptures to read first and then viewed the DVD as part of a 3 part study.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      DEJA VU

                      By melro 2

                      from portugal

                      About Me Casual Viewer

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                            Comments about this product:

                            Traditional presentatiom without the best academics and fidings

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent DVD

                            By Barb

                            from Fenton, Michigan

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Broad Appeal
                            • Entertaining
                            • Good Resource
                            • Informative
                            • Relevant
                            • Reliable Research

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              We have been studying the archeological, religious and political history of Israel in our adult 'Digging Deeper' and Senior High and adult Sunday School programs and this DVD, using many of the experts we have grown familiar with through their notes and lecture series, got our 'feet on the ground' so that we could SEE what we've been reading about and what I've been lecturing about for the last year. Very helpful indeed.

                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Informative video

                              By RFT

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Entertaining
                              • Good Resource
                              • Informative
                              • Reliable Research

                              Cons

                              • Na

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Bible study class

                              Comments about this product:

                              Very good balanced video on who is Jesus? It is refreshing to see a video that does not try to disprove that Jesus lived, or try to show that he was a good man but could not have been the Messiah or the Son of God. The video was shot on site in Israel.

                              (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Jesus was the Antithesis of Christianity

                              By Follower of Yeshua

                              from Nevada City, CA

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Pros

                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                              • Obvious Bias
                              • Poor Research

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Travel

                              Comments about this product:

                              The series failed to correctly ask and answer the basic question, "Did Jesus come to establish a new religion called Christianity?" The producers assume that he did, but the New Testament does not support that conclusion. Jesus was Jewish, his followers were Jewish, and the New Testament was written by Jews. Jesus preached about the Kingdom of God and about two flocks that would become one with one shepherd. A non-Jewish flock that would become one with the Jewish flock with one shepherd. Paul also taught this same concept in Romans 11 and Ephesians 2, that non-Jews who accept Jesus as Messiah are considered grafted into the Jewish olive tree or the commonwealth of Israel. Historical Christianity on the other hand has taught and practiced "replacement theology." Basically, that the "Church" or Christianity has superceded Judaism. Something the Bible does not support or teach.

                              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Jesus' Life

                              By Phil

                              from Edmonds, WA

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Resource
                              • Informative
                              • Reliable Research

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                I found the presentation very respectful of biblical history yet without blind allegiance to Christian tradition. The reinactments make great visual additions to any class on the life of Jesus.

                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                better than sunday school

                                By Nikki the Student

                                from merton, Wi

                                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Entertaining
                                • Informative
                                • Reliable Research

                                Cons

                                • Limited Appeal

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                great program. saw it on tv and went right online to buy it!

                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I found this DVD a very good choice.

                                By Rozena a reader

                                from Hugo Colorado

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Entertaining
                                • Informative

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers
                                  • At Home
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I use this DVD for my own enjoyment. I would recomend it to any church organinations. I liked the fact that Jesus spoke some words in Aramiac. I wish he would have spoken more words to get a more feel of the language. I would recommend it to any group..whether it be a religious group or just group of people getting together. I did not find it offensive to anyone. Best regards

                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Who Was Jesus?

                                  By Dood

                                  from Lorain, OH

                                  About Me Casual Viewer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Very Appealing

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  The subject appealled to me, and having seen just the 1st episode, decided to acquire the DVD so I could follow the two episodes I missed, at my leisure. I am very pleased with this 3-part story on Who Was Jesus? and recommend it to all who share an interest in knowing more about Him.

                                  (8 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Not the Gospel

                                  By Jesus Christ is Alive

                                  from Jesus Christ is Lord

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Pros

                                  • Awesome tour of Israel

                                  Cons

                                  • Denies Jesus' Deity
                                  • Dismissed Scriptures
                                  • Encourages Disbelief
                                  • No facts to backup claims
                                  • Not Biblical
                                  • Too many opinions
                                  • Uses Gnostic doctrine

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enjoy being lied to
                                  • Toss in the Garbage
                                  • Watch it on accident

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  For someone who is watching this in hopes to learn more about Christ, or as a believer seeking a visual biblical experience...Pass this up.

                                  Watching this video is the equivalent to watching someone violently rip pages from the Bible, crumble them up in their fists, and toss them on the floor.

                                  It's just one more "Jesus was just a man, not the Messiah" documentary to add to the pile of other useless, God hating videos that are available.

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