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Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Did anyone watch the first part of the Ten Commandments movie last night? It wasn't too bad--better than some versions I've seen, and hey, I'm grateful they produce biblical stories at all.

But I have to ask. What was with all the caucasian people? Blue-eyed caucasian Moses, caucasian Aaron, caucasian Pharoah. I mean really, are we such a self-absorbed people that we can't be historically accurate?

You'd think I'd be used to it by now. I grew up in church looking at picture books of Jesus with white skin, Americanized to our taste, I suppose. He has to look like us or . . . what? We won't accept that he loves us? We won't be able to relate to him? Read the Bible, people. He was from the middle east, not the mid-west. And so was Moses, and Aaron, and Pharoah.

Denise Hunter  
posted at 3:54 PM  
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At 9:49 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

So true, Denise! It always pulls me out of the story when I see indiscrepancies like that. All the more reason for writers to write with accuracy.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I didn't see it, D, but I know what you mean. Hate that! Makes me want to go write historicals again. Er, maybe not. LOL

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

I watched it last night and an online friend asked me the same thing--"Does Moses have green eyes?" You'd think they'd do a little research and try to make it historically accurate. At least they didn't take much artistic license and "Hollywoodize" the movie. It stayed pretty true to scripture.

I believe the original with Charlton Heston is going to be aired Saturday.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

The man who played Moses is Scottish. LOL

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

I did not see the movie b/c a review said it was very bland. I assumed it would be like that awful Noah movie a few years ago and steered clear of it. Glad to see I was mostly wrong.

It irks me too whenever I see Biblical figures protrayed incorrectly-but unfortunately its been like that for a very long time.

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

As a church drama director, it really makes me seethe. I struggle for authenticity to the point I make the disciples wear Egyptian dark makeup. LOL If I have to put up with all these conplaining men, you'd think Hollywood could be more authentic. What happened to research?

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Yes, I agree! However, it was their accents that really got to me!!

At 11:26 PM, Blogger CaliGirlDCE25 said...

hahaa... the fact that Moses was Dougray Scott..Any good fan of the chick flick Ever After would know that he's the Prince... I couldn't get over that. I kept thinking, "Why is Prince Henry angry with Pharoah?"

I'm a Director of Christian Education, and I though this version was pretty Hollywood-ized... Besides the physical inaccuracies, but it wasn't necessarily true to scripture in some parts. Some yes, some no... i think that's with all film adaptations of scripture tho. They will never make it 100% true... which is why I'm so thankful that God was smarter than Hollywood and made scripture 100% truth.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

it's on tv in australia on sunday night, i saw an ad for it today, so i might watch it if i'm home...


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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