The Ten Commandments Movie
Ten Commandments Movie
Once, after being introduced at a large dinner party in San Diego, Charlton Heston announced that later on he would part the waters of the swimming pool. It was a bittersweet acknowledgment that of all the historic figures he has played--among them Andrew Jackson, Buffalo Bill, William Clark of Lewis & Clark, John the Baptist, Cardinal Richelieu, General Chinese Gordon and Michelangelo--Heston is most indissolubly associated with his portrayal of Moses parting the Red Sea in Cecil B De Mille. The end result in 1956 was one of the most watched movies of all times
Ten Commandments 1956 Movie
It was more than four decades ago when the Ten Commandments were handed down here, not by God or Moses, but by one enterprising Hollywood director named Cecil B. De Mille .
Charlton Heston was a natural leader and became a profound choice for the role of Moses.
Factual errors: In the movie, the 10th Plague (killing of the firstborn of the Egyptians) occurs with a crescent moon showing. However, the Jewish holiday of Passover, which coincides with the 10th Plague, occurs on the 14th day of the month of Nissan, according to the biblical book of Exodus. Because the Hebrew calendar is based on a lunar cycle, there would be a full moon on the 14th of the month. Ten Commandments Movie
# Factual errors: When Bithia tells Yochabel to leave Goshen, Yochabel replies, "We are Levites, appointed shepherds of Israel. We cannot leave our people." At this time the Levites held no special place among the tribes of Israel. According to the Bible the Levites were sanctified to the Lord's use after rallying to Moses' side and killing 3,000 of the people who continued in rebellion at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
# Anachronisms: When Dathan asks the soldier where they're going after Passover, the soldier responds "To Hell, I hope." At the time of the Exodous, there was no concept of Hell. It was, instead, developed after the dawn of the Christian Era.
# Factual errors: Omitted from the scene where the Egyptian chariots are pursuing the Israelites through the Red Sea is the fact that the Lord caused the chariot wheels to be clogged or out of alignment so that they swerved and drove with difficulty. (Exodus 14:25)
# Factual errors: Moses instructed Eliazar to place the five books in the Ark but there is no mention anywhere in the Bible of these writings in the Ark; only the tablets, a golden jar of manna and Arron's rod that budded.
# Factual errors: At the end when when Moses is saying goodbye he gives Eliazar the 5 books (Torah) he had written under the inspiration of God. What Moses is holding in his hand is a worn but modern day portfolio. Charlton Heston said he tried to get Cecil B. DeMille to make them scrolls but to no avail.
# Revealing mistakes: As Moses is leading the Israelites through the parted Red Sea, he stands upon a tall outcropping of rock on the far end as encouragement to his followers who are still making the journey through. As his people all reach the safety of the other side, the Pharaoh's forces are seen fast approaching the escaping slaves. As Moses gives the signal, we then see the walls of water of the parted Red Sea collapse onto the Egyptian troops while Moses remains standing on the rock escarpment and the remains of the gigantic waves of water sweep onto the ground surrounding his position. Unfortunately, we also see 2 large and obviously fake boulders afloat on top of the water and being swept up onto the beach behind him. It could be argued that the force of the onrushing wave merely swept the rocks along, but the problem with that scenario is the fact that, while a large amount of swiftly moving water does indeed have the capacity to change entire landscapes, solid objects such as stone would be forced along the floor of the seabed or river, and not on the surface.
# Factual errors: Aaron should not appear with Moses at the end of the film. According to the Bible, when Moses told Joshua to lead the Children of Israel into the Promised Land, Aaron had been long since dead.
The 10 Commandments monument donated to this city by De Mille and company is at the center of a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The suit is like numerous other attempts around the country to rid public places of religious symbols. What makes this case different is that its origin traces back to a publicity stunt.
10 Commandments of Bible An Everett resident, Jesse Card, backed by a Washington, D.C., group advocating separation of church and state, wants a federal judge to order the removal of the monument. It stands just outside the old City Hall -- now the police station -- and has been there for 43 years.
The granite monument looms about six feet tall in a narrow bed of flowers and bushes. The inscribed commandments, with all the usual "thou shalts," are partly obscured by overgrown shrubbery. The Ten Commandments monument's easy to miss.
Ten Commandments of the Bible
But Card, 20, who lives only two blocks away, says he cannot help but see it. He refuses media interviews, preferring to let the lawsuit and his backer, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, speak for him.
"Mr. Card is offended by the Ten Commandments display in front of the old City Hall because it conveys a message of state endorsement of religion in general, and a specific religious viewpoint in particular," the suit says.
Card is suing the city and seeking $1 in damages.
"This isn't about money," said Robert Boston, spokesman for Americans United. Boston said there's been a surge of religious symbols placed in public places since Sept. 11, 2001. Partly in response to that, he said, there's been a counter-surge of protests.
Everett City Atty. Mark Soine said the city plans to fight the lawsuit, claiming the monument isn't meant to promote religion, and is part of a historical site. Soine predicts the legal battle will probably take years.
The case mirrors those going on in other states -- in Arizona, Maryland, Kentucky and Ohio -- over the presentation of the Ten Commandments in public places. A federal court recently ordered the removal of a 2.5-ton granite monolith of the commandments from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
The Children of Israel carried them in the Ark of the Covenant.
Ark of the Covenant
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
Ten Commandments Covenant
28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
Jesus summed up the first and great commandment
First and Great Commandment
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Ten Commandments Movie bring you these Bible verses
9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the Lord.
10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,
11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;