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Guide to Joseph ~the movie (with Ben Kingsley)

Josephmovie2Guide to Joseph, the movie

(1995, Lux Vide, TNT Bible Collection).

This wonderful movie stars Paul Mercurio as Joseph, Sir Ben Kingsley as Potiphar, and Leslie Ann Warren as Potiphar's wife.

Our guide breaks down the movie into 4 classroom sessions and includes some helpful comments and discussion questions. The guide's details, chapter numbers, and time-marks can also help you cherry-pick just one or two key scenes that match your scripture lesson for the day.

The movie vividly retells the Genesis story of Jacob's favorite son, Joseph, from when he was thrown in the well by his brother and taken to Egypt as a slave --to his reconciliation with his brothers years later.

joseph movieBiblical, dramatic. The central theme of the movie is Joseph's integrity and resilient faith in the face of trouble and hardship.  Potiphar and Joseph have grown close and we feel Potiphar's distress at having to jail Joseph, even though he knows the charges against him are not true. The movie is dramatically bracketed by the story of Joseph's betrayal and his eventual reconciliation with his brothers. Good production values and great acting.

Suitable for older children, youth and adults, ...and some scenes with younger children. The guide helps you know which scenes are especially excerpt-worthy for those with limited class time, and where to start and stop if using the movie over a period of weeks in a Joseph study.

The guide also has a number of discussion questions after key sections.


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