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Opening flash scenes (some of these can be interspersed among Josephus' account):

 

JOSEPHUS BEGINS

-The young High Priest Ananus enrages the Roman authorities by conspiring to have James, the Lord's brother killed.

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Christians, seeing Jerusalem surrounded by armies, recall Jesus' prophecy and flee all Israel and Judea for the hills and caves

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Famine scenes... taking food from the mouths, woman roasting and eating her own baby

Temple turned into a Zealot (gay, Jewish mafia) fort

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Valiant Roman centurion has his own Black Hawk Down death scene

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Comedy scene - Child on the wall (spiteful smart-aleck) tricking the Romans for a glass of water then scurrying back to his perch

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False prophets lead people to the top of the Temple to be raptured, only to die in the flames

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Titus having sex with prostitutes in the Holy of Holies

Demolition of Temple down to the foundation stones

Simon ascending out from hiding in tunnels beneath the Temple foundation floor

Hauling out the fabulous booty and jewels from the tunnels and all of Jerusalem

Demolition of all the city leaving it as though it was never inhabited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ending:

Borrowed from Revelation 21-22
- the vast heavenly Jerusalem, the ethereal New Jerusalem descends ("like a mother ship from "Independence Day", clouds and all) into the empty place vacated by the destruction of old, physical Jerusalem as the etherieal, heavenly army of ten thousands of His saints receive it, headed by Jesus, Lord of Lords, Kings of Kings, the Word of God. Chrst turns to the camera with wearing His crown of thornes and smiles.

-Narrator: "He takes away the first that He may establish the second" (Hebrews)

-Jesus as Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the Word of God, with sword coming out of His mouth, at the head of an ethereal army of horsemenand chariots of fire, ten thousands of of thousands of His ethereal saints, setting out the conquer the world, quoting Elisha saying, "There are more of us than there are of them." Sword coming out of mouth, looks like Jesus from earlier clip, surrounded by all the patriarchs, prophets, and Christians and saints from earlier in film

-saints have faces like all the patriarchs, prophets, and Christians that already appearred in the film

 

Old Testament commentary: Flashback in dark, tunnel-dream vision format: David

Psalms 2:1-12
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One.
3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."

7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

NIV