A page dedicated to the movie called "Jesus of Nazareth" by Franco Zeffirelli, who had a divine inspiration to make such a beautiful film. The most important decision of all by Zeffirelli was to give the part of Jesus to the British actor Robert Powell. He was and still is the most magnificent Christ in the history of cinema depicting Jesus public ministry, Passion crucification death and resurrection.  The sets, the costumes and the actors where brilliant. In the film you can see an all star cast; Olivia Hussey as Mary, Anthony Quinn to Peter Ustinov, from James Mason to Lawrence Olivier, from Christopher Plummer to Rod Steiger, from Anne Bancroft to Ernest Borgnine, Stacy Keach. Micheal York as John the Baptist. Passion of Christ,  Jesus before Caiaphas and chief priests, Jesus before Pilate, Jesus is scoured at the Pillar, Jesus is crowned with Thorns, Ecce Homo, Crucify him Crucify him

Jesus of Nazareth VII

The Passion of Christ


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Mark Chapter 14
Jesus of Nazareth Ciaphas and cheif priests
Jesus before Caiaphas

55: Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none.
56: For many bore false witness against him, and their witness did not agree.
57: And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying,
58: "We heard him say, `I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'"
59: Yet not even so did their testimony agree.
60: And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, "Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?"
61: But he was silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
62: And Jesus said, "I am; and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." Jesus of Nazareth I am and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power,
63: And the high priest tore his garments, and said, "Why do we still need witnesses?
64: You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?" And they all condemned him as deserving death.
65: And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him, saying to him, "Prophesy!" And the guards received him with blows.

Matthew Chapter 27

delivered him to Pilate the governor.

1: When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
2: and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor.
3: When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, Jesus of Nazareth go to trial before Pilate
4: saying, "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself."
5: And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.
6: But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money."
7: So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
8: Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9: Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,
10: and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me."

Jesus of Nazareth Pilate are you a kingJohn Chapter 18
Jesus at trial before Pontius Pilate

29: So Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"
30: They answered him, "If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have handed him over."
31: Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." The Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death."
32: This was to fulfil the word which Jesus had spoken to show by what death he was to die.
33: Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
34: Jesus answered, "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?"
35: Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me; what have you done?" Jesus of Nazareth I am a king
36: Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world." what is truth
37: Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice."
38: Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, "I find no crime in

John Chapter 19
Jesus was scoured at the Pillar

1: Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
2: And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns,Jesus of Nazareth scourged at the Pillar and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe;
3: they came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands.

Mark 15
Jesus was crowned with Thorns

16: And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the Jesus of Nazareth Crowning of thornspraetorium); and they called together the whole battalion.
17: And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him.
18: And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
19: And they struck his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and they knelt down in homage to him
. Ecce Homo behold the man

John Chapter 19
Ecce Homo Behold the Man

5: So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
8: When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid;
9: he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave no answer.Rob and Crown thorns  No power over me
10: Pilate therefore said to him, "You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?"
11: Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore he who delivered me to you has the greater sin."

John Chapter 18
Release Barabbas

39: But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of the Jews?"
40: They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barab'bas!" Now Barab'bas was a robber.

Luke Chapter 23
"Crucify, crucify him!"
Mary Magdala
18: But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barab'bas" --
19: a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.
20: Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus;
21: but they shouted out, "Crucify, crucify him!"
They mock him. crucify crucify him
Luke 23
23: But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
24: So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted.
25: He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

Mark Chapter 15
20: And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him


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