Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Repost - Greek Exegesis Video

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I created this video for an advanced Greek exegesis class in the gospel of Mark. Please let me know what you think.

Here is my smooth translation of Mark 15:22-39, inspired in part by the video:
(15:22) They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha, which means the Place of the Skull. (23) And they attempted to sedate him with a concoction of wine mixed with myrrh, but he refused it, leaving him fully venerable to both pain and fear. (24) They crucified him, dividing his clothing by throwing a die to determine who would get each piece. (25) They crucified him at the hour of morning prayer, nine a.m. (26) There was an inscription containing the charge against Jesus that read “The King of the Jews.” (27) They crucified two robbers as well, one to the right of Jesus, the other to the left. (29) And the people passing by the scene began to cruelly mock Jesus, shaking their heads around and saying, “Ah ha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, (30) Save yourself and come down from the cross!” (31) The chief priests and scribes were also mocking Jesus among themselves, saying “He saved others, but he cannot save himself. (32) Hey Messiah! King of Israel! Come down now from the cross so that we can see and believe your royal majesty!” The robbers on either side of Jesus made also mocked him. (33) When it was time for midday prayer, darkness like a shadow came over the land and remained until the afternoon prayer. (34) At three o’clock, Jesus cried out this prayer of lament with a loud voice, “Eloi! Eloi! Lema sabachtani!” Meaning, “My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me?” (35) Those standing near heard the lament and, mistaking his words as a call to Elijah, said, “Look! He calls Elijah.” (36) A certain person ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink saying, “Hold on. Let’s see if Elijah comes to rescue him.” (37) And Jesus, after giving a loud cry, with a large sigh expelled his last breath and died. (38) The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. (39) The centurion standing opposite of Jesus, when he saw how Jesus expelled his last breath and died, said, “Truly, this man was God’s Son.”

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  1. I like it. The music is a great compliment to the images. Much better than Mel Gibson's The Passion. Seriously.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Brian.

    The music is from a brilliant 2002 album by Sigar Rós called "( )". All of the tracks on the album are untitled. This particular piece simply known as track 1.

  3. Alegra Rohr3:32 AM

    Hi Chris, Beth sent me your video to view. I thought it was great. The whole time all I could think about was the hope that when you are done with your studies that God has somewhere in mind for you to use your creative arts as well as your desire to teach/preach/minister... Do you have any plans yet? Before we left SLC a year ago we helped start a church in SLC called K2 The Church ( the creative arts are so evident there and reaching many people for Christ. We did a Good Friday service this past year with images/music similar to your movie along with a live dramatization of the last three days of Christ's Life. Film/Music combo is a very powerful medium. As a side note, it was also awesome to be a part of a church plant that has had growth of 1000 people in less than 2 SLC! Can you tell I miss home??? Also I was thinking, that Julie Hewlett would also be proud!
    Beth tells me that you are engaged! Congratulations and I hope to meet you all someday! Until then, Blessings!