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Series: “Beloved Thief”
The ancient Israeli wedding customs, as they parallel the great moment of the coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, are portrayed in exciting Israeli music and drama. A fully staged musical show with fine actors and singers in period costumes of first-century Israel. A really enchanting and inspiring hour, worthy of many repeated viewings.
Episode: Beloved Thief, Part 1
The ancient Israeli wedding customs, as they parallel the great moment of the coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, are portrayed in exciting Israeli music and drama. A fully staged musical show with fine actors and singers in period costumes of first-century Israel. A really enchanting and inspiring hour, worthy of many repeated viewings.

Caption transcript for Beloved Thief: Part 1 (1/3)

  • 00:01 [ music playing ]
  • 00:32 [ music playing ]
  • 00:50 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:51 ON THIS PROGRAM AND THE NEXT TWO,
  • 00:53 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL,
  • 00:56 A GENUINE MUSICAL PLAY, OUR FIRST ONE,
  • 00:59 ON A VERY BIBLICAL SUBJECT.
  • 01:01 IT'S KIND OF A PARABLE IN MUSIC.
  • 01:03 I THINK YOU'LL BE FULLY ENTERTAINED AND INFORMED.
  • 01:06 NOW, THE WHOLE SHOW WOULD TAKE AN HOUR AND A HALF
  • 01:09 TO DO STRAIGHT THROUGH.
  • 01:10 SO WE'RE GOING TO USE THREE PROGRAMS FOR IT.
  • 01:12 SO DON'T MISS THE NEXT TWO.
  • 01:13 WATCH IT TONIGHT AND WATCH THE NEXT TWO
  • 01:16 BECAUSE IT'S A CONTINUING STORY.
  • 01:18 TELL A FRIEND.
  • 01:18 WE'LL HAVE RECAPS AT THE TOP OF EACH
  • 01:20 OF THE NEXT TWO PROGRAMS
  • 01:21 SO YOUR FRIENDS CAN CATCH UP ON THE ACTION.
  • 01:25 YOU'LL SEE ME IN THE PLAY.
  • 01:26 I WALK THROUGH IT AS A NARRATOR,
  • 01:28 AND YOU'LL SEE ACTORS AND SINGERS
  • 01:30 AND FIRST CENTURY ISRAEL SETS THAT ARE VERY AUTHENTIC.
  • 01:34 WE'LL BE OFFERING AN ALBUM
  • 01:35 ON TODAY'S PROGRAM WHICH HAS THE 14 SONGS
  • 01:39 THAT ARE IN THE SHOW.
  • 01:40 YOU CAN GET IT IN THE ALBUM
  • 01:41 OR IN THE CASSETTE AND >>IT WOULD BE THE COMPLETE MUSIC
  • 01:45 OF THE SHOW IF YOU GET THE ALBUM.
  • 01:47 I'LL TELL YOU LATER HOW TO GET IT.
  • 01:48 THIS TIME WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE A VIDEOTAPE.
  • 01:51 ALL THREE PROGRAMS COMPLETE WITHOUT BREAKS
  • 01:54 SO THAT IF YOU GET THE VIDEOTAPE,
  • 01:56 YOU'LL HAVE THE WHOLE THING.
  • 01:57 AND I'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.
  • 01:59 "BELOVED THIEF" IS >>REALLY THE CHRISTIAN LOVE STORY.
  • 02:03 WE'VE TAUGHT IT IN THE PAST.
  • 02:04 PEOPLE LOVE IT AND WE SIMPLY DRAMATIZED IT
  • 02:08 AND SET IT TO MUSIC.
  • 02:09 IT'S BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT, AND SPIRITUAL.
  • 02:11 SO SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE "BELOVED THIEF."
  • 02:21 BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH.
  • 02:24 GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM.
  • 02:25 OF ALL THE WONDERFUL PROMISES IN THE BIBLE,
  • 02:28 THAT MAY BE THE MOST WONDERFUL OF ALL.
  • 02:31 I'M GOING TO TELL YOU A BIBLE STORY NOW,
  • 02:34 MORE THAN A STORY.
  • 02:35 I'M GOING TO TELL YOU A BIBLE SECRET.
  • 02:38 I HAVE THE BIBLE HERE,
  • 02:38 THE PART WRITTEN BEFORE MESSIAH CAME
  • 02:41 AND THE PART WRITTEN AFTER.
  • 02:42 WHAT WE'VE COME TO CALL THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 02:45 AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 02:46 OUR SUBJECT IS LOVE AND MARRIAGE,
  • 02:48 HOW TWO PEOPLE BECOME ONE.
  • 02:50 AND AFTER THESE ROMANTIC PROCEEDINGS,
  • 02:52 IF YOU CONCLUDE THAT >>THE TWO BIBLES ARE REALLY ONE,
  • 02:55 WELL, OUR TIME WON'T HAVE BEEN WASTED.
  • 02:58 AND THE TIME OF OUR LOVE STORY
  • 03:00 IS THE LAST TIME THE ISRAELITES
  • 03:02 WERE IN THEIR PROMISED LAND,
  • 03:03 SOME 1900 YEARS AGO.
  • 03:05 A RUSHING, MIGHTY WIND HAS >>JUST BLOWN THROUGH THEIR LAND.
  • 03:08 A PENNILESS PREACHER FROM A SMALL TOWN OF GALILEE
  • 03:12 HAS COME AND GONE VERY RECENTLY.
  • 03:13 AND IF YOU WOULD HAVE ACCUSED >>THAT YOUNG RABBI OF DISRUPTING
  • 03:16 SOME LIVES, >>WELL, HE WOULD HAVE THANKED YOU.
  • 03:20 OUR STORY IS ALL ABOUT HIS REMARKABLE ENTRANCE AND EXIT.
  • 03:24 AFTER ALL, OUR BOOK, >>THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW,
  • 03:28 IS ALL ABOUT HIM.
  • 03:30 NOW, CONSIDER THESE FOLKS IN THEIR MARKETPLACE.
  • 03:32 MESSIAHS HAVE COME THROUGH THEIR LAND BEFORE
  • 03:35 AND THEY'LL COME AGAIN.
  • 03:37 NOT EVERYBODY IS AFFECTED, TRUTH TO TELL.
  • 03:39 THESE PEOPLE ARE SKEPTICAL.
  • 03:41 THEY'RE SMART.
  • 03:43 THEY ARE THE CHOSEN.
  • 03:44 THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
  • 03:48 [ music playing ]
  • 04:01 ♪ WE ARE THE CHOSEN, THE PEOPLE OF GOD. ♪
  • 04:04 ♪ CHOSEN BY HIM TO BE GIVEN HIS LOVE. ♪
  • 04:08 ♪ JUSTICE AND MERCY WE GET FROM ABOVE. ♪
  • 04:11 ♪ AND IN THIS WORLD WE HAVE >> TO COUNT ON HIM TO GET LOVE. ♪
  • 04:16 [ music playing ]
  • 04:17 ♪ WHO LIKES THE CHOSEN, THE PEOPLE OF GOD? ♪
  • 04:21 ♪ WHO DOESN'T THINK WE'RE INCURABLY ODD? ♪
  • 04:24 ♪ WHO SAYS THAT SOME >> OF HIS BEST FRIENDS ARE JEWS? ♪
  • 04:28 ♪ OH, LORD, WE WISH THOSE PEOPLE ♪
  • 04:29 ♪ WERE THE ONES YOU DID CHOOSE. ♪
  • 04:33 [ music playing softly ]
  • 04:38 ♪ OH, MIGHTY JEHOVAH, ♪
  • 04:44 [ singing in Hebrew ]
  • 04:49 ♪ WE ARE THE LONELIEST FOLKS IN CHRISTENDOM. ♪
  • 04:58 [ music playing ]
  • 05:00 ♪ WE KNOW YOU PROMISED TO GIVE US YOUR LAND. ♪
  • 05:03 ♪ OH, LORD, YOU LOVE MOUNTAINS, >> AND LORD, YOU LOVE SAND. ♪
  • 05:07 ♪ ISRAEL IS OURS BY THE WORD OF THE LORD. ♪
  • 05:11 ♪ BUT, LORD, YOU NEVER TOLD IT TO OUR NEIGHBORS NEXT DOOR. ♪
  • 05:15 [ music playing ]
  • 05:17 ♪ YOU GAVE US THE BIBLE, THE WORD OF THE LORD. ♪
  • 05:20 ♪ WE LOVE IT AND SHARE IT ALL OVER THE WORLD. ♪
  • 05:24 ♪ WE'LL TEACH THEM TO WORSHIP. ♪
  • 05:26 ♪ WE'LL TEACH THEM TO TRUST. ♪
  • 05:27 ♪ AND THEN THEY'LL COME TO >> ISRAEL JUST TO TEACH IT TO US.♪
  • 05:32 ♪ AND ALL OF THOSE GENTILES, YOU MADE THEM AS WELL. ♪
  • 05:36 ♪ THE STARS ARE SO MANY WE NEVER COULD TELL. ♪
  • 05:40 ♪ WE'RE CHILDREN OF GOD AND WE HONOR THAT FACT. ♪
  • 05:44 ♪ WE LOVE THEM AS YOU TOLD US. ♪
  • 05:45 ♪ AND WE KEEP OUR BAGS PACKED. ♪
  • 05:48 [ music playing slowly ]
  • 05:55 ♪ ALMIGHTY JEHOVAH, ♪
  • 06:00 [ singing in Hebrew ]
  • 06:05 ♪ WE ARE THE LONELIEST FOLKS IN CHRISTENDOM. ♪
  • 06:16 ♪ WE ARE THE CHOSEN, THE PEOPLE OF GOD. ♪
  • 06:21 ♪ CHOSEN BY HIM TO BE GIVEN HIS LOVE. ♪
  • 06:26 ♪ JUSTICE AND MERCY WE GET FROM ABOVE. ♪
  • 06:32 ♪ AND IN THIS WORLD WE HAVE TO LOVE YOUR NAME TO GET LOVE. ♪
  • 06:54 I SEE HER, JOSHUA.
  • 06:55 WHAT'S HER NAME?
  • 06:57 I DON'T KNOW, BUT SHE COMES
  • 06:59 TO THE WELL EVERY DAY ABOUT THIS TIME.
  • 07:02 I THINK THAT BOY IS WATCHING YOU.
  • 07:05 HE IS?
  • 07:06 I'M SURE HE IS.
  • 07:09 NO, RACHEL, COME BACK.
  • 07:12 MOTHER'S WAITING FOR US.
  • 07:17 THE CHOSEN PEOPLE WERE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.
  • 07:20 THEY FELL IN LOVE ALL THE TIME.
  • 07:22 BUT THEY HAD VERY STRICT RULES.
  • 07:23 THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DATING OR COURTSHIP AS WE KNOW IT.
  • 07:27 A YOUNG MAN AND WOMAN DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE ALONE TOGETHER.
  • 07:31 IF THEY DID, YOU CAN BELIEVE THEY WERE MARRIED.
  • 07:34 IT WASN'T THAT THE ISRAELITES
  • 07:36 DIDN'T BELIEVE IN LOVE,
  • 07:36 BUT THEY REALLY TRUSTED LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
  • 07:39 THE FIRST DATE, AS WE WOULD CALL IT,
  • 07:42 WAS A PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE.
  • 07:44 IT DIDN'T BOTHER THEM TO MARRY STRANGERS.
  • 07:46 THERE'S A WONDERFUL JEWISH SONG THAT SAYS,
  • 07:48 THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU WAS ON OUR WEDDING DAY.
  • 07:52 THINK ABOUT THE STORY OF REBECCA.
  • 07:54 [ speaking Hebrew ]
  • 07:56 REBECCA OUR MOTHER.
  • 07:57 WHY, SHE DIDN'T SEE HER >>BRIDEGROOM BEFORE THE WEDDING.
  • 07:59 SHE JUST SAW THE GIFTS THAT THE SERVANT BROUGHT.
  • 08:02 THE BELIEVERS IN THE MESSIAH >>TODAY ARE IN THE SAME POSITION.
  • 08:06 THEY'VE NOT SEEN THE BRIDEGROOM,
  • 08:07 BUT THEY SEE THE GIFTS BROUGHT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 08:10 AND THEY'RE WOOED AND WON.
  • 08:12 NOW, THERE'S A GREAT LOVE SONG COMING UP.
  • 08:14 BUT FIRST, I HAVE TO EXPLAIN
  • 08:15 WHAT YOUNG DAVID IS THINKING.
  • 08:16 Narrator continues: HE SAW A PRETTY GIRL BY THE WELL.
  • 08:20 NOW, HE'LL HAVE TO GO TO HER HOUSE
  • 08:21 WITH A REAL CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE AND SOME MONEY.
  • 08:25 THEY HAD A BRIDE PRICE, WHICH IS TO SAY IF A FAMILY
  • 08:28 RAISED SONS THEY THOUGHT IT HAD NATURAL ADVANTAGES,
  • 08:32 WORKERS ON THE PLACE AND SO FORTH,
  • 08:34 BUT IF A FAMILY RAISED A DAUGHTER,
  • 08:36 WHY, THEY HAD NOTHING BUT LIABILITIES.
  • 08:38 SOME OF YOU MEN MAY SYMPATHIZE WITH THAT.
  • 08:40 BUT WHEN THOSE GIRLS GOT OLD ENOUGH THAT THE BOYS
  • 08:43 CAME AROUND AND WANTED TO MARRY THEM,
  • 08:46 WHY, THEY COULD CHARGE A PRICE FOR EACH BRIDE
  • 08:48 AND THAT WAY THEY COULD CONSOLIDATE THEIR LOSSES.
  • 08:52 BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST.
  • 08:53 DAVID HAD TO ACTUALLY PROPOSE TO THAT GIRL
  • 08:55 BEFORE ANYBODY SIGNED ANY CONTRACTS OR GOT ANY MONEY.
  • 08:59 HE HAD TO VISIT HER HOUSE AND POUR HER A CUP OF WINE.
  • 09:03 THAT'S ALL THERE WAS TO IT.
  • 09:05 NOBODY SAID ANYTHING LIKE, "WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
  • 09:07 HE WOULD JUST VISIT WITH HER FAMILY FOR A WHILE
  • 09:10 AND PUT THAT CUP IN FRONT OF HER.
  • 09:12 AND SHE COULD DRINK IT OR NOT DRINK IT.
  • 09:15 TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED, LADIES,
  • 09:18 TWO MINUTES, THREE MINUTES.
  • 09:20 BUT EITHER PICK UP THAT CUP AND DRINK IT RIGHT THEN
  • 09:23 OR SHE COULD LEAVE IT IF SHE WASN'T READY.
  • 09:26 BUT, OF COURSE, SHE HAD TO THINK ABOUT
  • 09:28 WHEN THE NEXT CONTRACT WAS COMING.
  • 09:31 BUT NOW BACK TO OUR PLAY.
  • 09:33 LOOK AT YOUNG DAVID.
  • 09:34 Narrator continues: HE'S IN LOVE.
  • 09:36 NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
  • 09:37 HIS LIFE HAS CHANGED FOREVER AND ALL BECAUSE HE SAW HER.
  • 09:44 [ music playing ]
  • 09:47 ♪ I SAW HER, I SAW HER. ♪
  • 09:49 ♪ I SAW HER BY THE WELL. ♪
  • 09:50 ♪ THIS MORNING I SAW HER >> AND RIGHT THEN I COULD TELL. ♪
  • 09:54 ♪ YOU MAY SAY I'M CRAZY. ♪
  • 09:57 ♪ I SWEAR BY GOD ABOVE, ♪
  • 09:58 ♪ THE WHOLE WORLD >> IS CRAZY IF THIS ISN'T LOVE. ♪
  • 10:06 ♪ A VISION PERFECTED >> LIKE GRAPES OF MOUNT CARMEL. ♪
  • 10:09 ♪ SHE SMILED LIKE REBECCA, THAT ANGEL AT THE WELL. ♪
  • 10:13 ♪ I COULDN'T FIND MY VOICE WHEN I TRIED TO SAY HELLO. ♪
  • 10:17 ♪ HER EYELASHES FELL LIKE THE WALLS OF JERICHO. ♪
  • 10:24 ♪ OH, DID YOU SEE HER EYES ♪
  • 10:26 ♪ AND DID THEY SPARK LIKE STARS IN JUNE? ♪
  • 10:29 ♪ I LONG TO SEE THEM TWINKLE, BEAR HER FACE UP BY THE MOON. ♪
  • 10:36 ♪ AND WHEN HE MADE THAT MOON SO BRIGHT, ♪
  • 10:40 ♪ DID GOD ABOVE DEVISE A WAY TO LIGHT ♪
  • 10:45 ♪ THE EXODUS OR JUST TO SEE THOSE EYES? ♪
  • 10:52 [ music playing ]
  • 10:58 ♪ I'LL GO TO HER HOUSE ON THIS VERY AFTERNOON. ♪
  • 11:04 ♪ I'LL POUR HER A CUP AND YOU'LL SEE THAT VERY SOON. ♪
  • 11:10 ♪ I'LL STEAL HER AWAY IN THE NIGHT, ♪
  • 11:14 ♪ HER LAMP AFLAME. ♪
  • 11:16 ♪ ALONE IN OUR CHAMBER, SHE'LL TELL ME HER NAME. ♪
  • 11:26 ♪ I SAW HER, I SAW HER. ♪
  • 11:28 ♪ I SAW MY BRIDE-TO-BE. ♪
  • 11:31 ♪ THIS MORNING I SAW HER, THE ONLY ONE FOR ME. ♪
  • 11:35 ♪ YOU MAY SAY I'M CRAZY, I SWEAR BY GOD ABOVE. ♪
  • 11:41 ♪ THE WHOLE WORLD IS CRAZY IF THIS ISN'T LOVE. ♪
  • 11:52 DAVID, YOU KNOW THE STORY OF REBECCA,
  • 11:55 THE MOTHER OF ALL THE CHOSEN PEOPLE?
  • 11:57 SHE NEVER EVEN SAW HER BRIDEGROOM UNTIL THE MARRIAGE.
  • 12:01 NO, BUT SHE SAW THE GIFTS HE SENT.
  • 12:04 NOW, DAVID, FIRST, YOU MUST GO TO --
  • 12:08 TO A -- WHAT IS HER NAME?
  • 12:10 HER NAME IS DVORAH.
  • 12:12 DVORAH.
  • 12:13 YOU MUST TAKE THE CONTRACT
  • 12:14 OF MARRIAGE TO DVORAH'S HOUSE.
  • 12:16 AND BE SURE TO TAKE SOME MONEY.
  • 12:17 NOW, YOU MUST PAY A PRICE FOR YOUR BRIDE.
  • 12:20 YES, YES.
  • 12:21 HANNAH, HE MUST BE SURE TO BRING A SUITABLE PRICE FOR HER.
  • 12:24 NOW, DAVID, YOU KNOW OUR CUSTOM.
  • 12:26 AFTER YOU TALK WITH THE FAMILY,
  • 12:28 YOU POUR THE WINE FOR HER...
  • 12:30 AND WHILE YOU ARE POURING THE WINE,
  • 12:33 YOU'RE TELLING HER YOU ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE
  • 12:36 TO HAVE HER AS YOUR BRIDE.
  • 12:37 AFTER THE FAMILY DRINKS,
  • 12:40 THEN YOU OFFER DVORAH THE CUP OF WINE.
  • 12:43 IF SHE DRINKS IT, THE ANSWER IS YES.
  • 12:47 IF SHE LEAVES IT SITTING THERE, SHE ISN'T READY.
  • 12:50 WELL, REMEMBER, SHE CAN TAKE ALL THE TIME SHE WANTS.
  • 12:55 TWO, THREE MINUTES MAYBE.
  • 12:56 SHE MAY LOOK AT THE CONTRACT.
  • 12:58 OR COUNT THE MONEY.
  • 12:59 BEFORE SHE PICKS UP THE CUP.
  • 13:01 OR SHE MAY NOT PICK UP THE CUP.
  • 13:02 REMEMBER TO TALK TO HER FATHER
  • 13:05 AND TO HER MOTHER.
  • 13:06 DAVID, YOU TELL THEM ALL ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
  • 13:10 AND SHOW THEM THE CONTRACT
  • 13:12 BEFORE YOU POUR THE WINE.
  • 13:13 HANNAH, NO ONE CAN BE EXPECTED
  • 13:15 TO REMEMBER ALL YOUR INSTRUCTIONS.
  • 13:17 DAVID WILL REMEMBER.
  • 13:19 HAH!
  • 13:19 I WILL REMEMBER.
  • 13:25 [ music playing softly ]
  • 13:38 ♪ HOW CAN I SAY I SAW HIM TODAY? ♪
  • 13:46 ♪ I JUST SAW A STRANGER TODAY. ♪
  • 13:52 ♪ YET SOMEHOW I KNEW JUST WHAT HE WOULD DO. ♪
  • 14:00 ♪ SOMEHOW I KNEW HIS VERY HEART. ♪
  • 14:07 ♪ TODAY HE'LL COME TO ME TO POUR A CUP TO SEE ♪
  • 14:14 ♪ IF I WILL DRINK THAT CUP THAT MEANS I'M HIS BRIDE-TO-BE. ♪
  • 14:25 [ music playing softly ]
  • 14:29 ♪ BUT 'TIL HE IS NEAR, >> UNTIL HE'S STANDING HERE, ♪
  • 14:37 ♪ I WON'T KNOW >> IF I SHOULD DRINK THAT CUP. ♪
  • 14:45 ♪ I'LL LOOK INTO HIS EYES, >> ARE THESE LOVE'S ONLY EYES? ♪
  • 14:49 ♪ IS THIS THE ONE TO TAKE >> ME IN THE NIGHT BY SURPRISE? ♪
  • 15:01 [ music playing softly ]
  • 15:23 ♪ SHOULD I WEAR THE VEIL, FOR HIM WEAR THE VEIL? ♪
  • 15:31 ♪ NO OTHER WOULD SEE MY FACE AND LOVE ME. ♪
  • 15:38 ♪ OH, SHOULD I DRINK THAT CUP? ♪
  • 15:42 ♪ IF MY HAND LIFTS IT UP, ♪
  • 15:45 ♪ I'M HIS AND HIS, I LONG FOR LOVE ALWAYS. ♪
  • 16:00 ♪ OH, MIGHTY GOD ABOVE, YOU'RE ALL I LOVE. ♪
  • 16:08 ♪ SEND ME THAT ONE FOR NOW AND ALWAYS. ♪
  • 16:25 WHEN THE YOUNG MAN GOT UP COURAGE AND BROUGHT
  • 16:27 THE CONTRACT, THINGS WERE PRETTY TENSE.
  • 16:31 WOULD THE FAMILY LIKE HIM?
  • 16:33 WOULD THE FAMILY EVEN KNOW HIM?
  • 16:35 WOULD THE CHOSEN BRIDE-TO-BE LOVE HIM?
  • 16:39 WOULD SHE DRINK HIS CUP?
  • 16:41 LET'S LOOK IN ON >>A REAL MOMENT OF EXCITEMENT.
  • 16:45 [ knocking at the door. ]
  • 16:51 I'M GLAD YOU CAME TO SEE US.
  • 17:05 I KNOW YOUR FATHER.
  • 17:11 ISN'T HE THE CARPENTER FROM THE VILLAGE?
  • 17:17 DON'T YOU HAVE
  • 17:18 SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS?
  • 17:20 YES, BUT I'M THE OLDEST.
  • 17:25 THE OTHERS AREN'T MARRIED YET.
  • 17:27 REALLY?
  • 17:29 WHY HAVE YOU COME TO VISIT US?
  • 17:34 IS YOUR DAUGHTER HOME?
  • 17:45 OH, I SEE.
  • 17:49 BUT I HAVE SEVERAL DAUGHTERS.
  • 17:51 WAS THERE A PARTICULAR ONE YOU WANTED TO SEE?
  • 17:56 I SAW HER BY THE WELL.
  • 17:59 SHE SMILES LIKE REBECCA.
  • 18:03 LIKE REBECCA?
  • 18:05 WELL, MOTHER, GO AND GET OUR REBECCA.
  • 18:07 YOU KNOW, THE DAUGHTER WHO'S GETTING TO BE SO EXPENSIVE.
  • 18:14 WE CALL OUR REBECCA, DVORAH.
  • 18:17 YES, I KNOW.
  • 18:21 [ music playing softly ]
  • 19:37 Narrator: AND SO IT GOES.
  • 19:39 BOY MEETS GIRL, AND BOY PROPOSES TO GIRL,
  • 19:41 BUT THEIR FIRST KISS WILL BE AFTER THE WEDDING.
  • 19:44 LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS NOW.
  • 19:46 KEEP YOUR EYES ON THAT CUP.
  • 19:50 [ music playing softly ]
  • 20:10 I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.
  • 20:14 [ music crescendos ]
  • 20:18 OH, MAMMA, HE SAID,
  • 20:20 "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
  • 20:23 YES, DVORAH, WE HEARD.
  • 20:26 AND NOW YOU WILL FOLLOW
  • 20:28 SARA, REBECCA, RACHEL,
  • 20:31 AND ALL OUR MOTHERS IN OUR CUSTOMS.
  • 20:34 YOU MUST WEAR YOUR VEIL WHENEVER YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE
  • 20:37 SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW YOU'VE BEEN SPOKEN FOR.
  • 20:41 AND SINCE YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN DAVID WILL FINISH THE CHAMBER,
  • 20:46 YOU MUST WAIT FOR HIM EVERY NIGHT.
  • 20:49 AND REMEMBER, YOU MUST KEEP YOUR OIL LAMP
  • 20:53 TRIMMED BY YOUR BED, FOR A YOUNG BRIDEGROOM
  • 20:56 MIGHT SURPRISE YOU AT MIDNIGHT.
  • 21:00 AND REMEMBER, HE COMES LIKE
  • 21:04 A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
  • 21:08 I WILL REMEMBER.
  • 21:27 AND WHERE HAS DAVID GONE?
  • 21:28 BACK TO HIS FATHER'S HOUSE >>TO BUILD HER A LITTLE MANSION,
  • 21:32 A BRIDAL CHAMBER FOR THEIR HONEYMOON.
  • 21:34 THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL ANALOGY >>IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE MESSIAH
  • 21:37 AS THE BRIDEGROOM AND THE BELIEVERS AS HIS BRIDE.
  • 21:40 THE LORD DID EVERYTHING >>WE'RE DOING IN OUR PLAY TONIGHT.
  • 21:43 HE CAME FROM HIS FATHER'S HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE.
  • 21:45 HE BROUGHT US A CONTRACT, THE NEW COVENANT,
  • 21:49 [ speaking in Hebrew ]
  • 21:51 THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 21:52 AND HE POURED THE CUP AT PASSOVER.
  • 21:55 HE SAID, "DRINK YE ALL OF IT,
  • 21:56 "FOR THIS IS MY BLOOD SHED FOR THE MANY FOR REMISSION OF SIN."
  • 22:00 AND HE PAID THE PRICE AT CALVARY,
  • 22:02 THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE PRICE, THE >>VERY LIFE OF AN INNOCENT MAN.
  • 22:07 AND BEFORE HE LEFT HE SAID,
  • 22:08 "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS."
  • 22:11 NOW, THE BELIEVERS ARE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 22:13 OF THE BIGGEST COURTSHIP OF ALL TIME.
  • 22:15 THEY DRINK THE CUP AND THEY WAIT FOR HIM.
  • 22:17 THE CONTRACT SAID THE BRIDE >>HAD TO BE WAITING EVERY NIGHT.
  • 22:21 WHEN SHE WENT OUT IN FRONT OF OTHER MEN,
  • 22:24 SHE WOULD WEAR A VEIL,
  • 22:25 BUT AT NIGHT, SHE'D BE HOME TRIMMING THAT OIL LAMP
  • 22:28 BECAUSE HE MIGHT COME AT MIDNIGHT.
  • 22:30 THERE WERE NO STREET LAMPS, OF COURSE.
  • 22:33 AND ISRAEL'S PRETTY ROUGH TERRAIN.
  • 22:34 SO SHE HAD TO HAVE A LAMP READY TO TRAVEL IN THE DARK.
  • 22:38 IT SHOWED THAT SHE WAS REALLY WAITING.
  • 22:41 THESE BRIDES WERE STOLEN OUT OF THEIR BEDS.
  • 22:43 INDEED, THE BRIDEGROOM >>CAME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
  • 22:47 FROM THE MOMENT SHE DRANK THAT CUP,
  • 22:49 THE BRIDE WAS FOREVER DIFFERENT.
  • 22:51 SHE WAS CALLED CONSECRATED, >>SET APART, BOUGHT WITH A PRICE,
  • 22:56 SHE IS NOT HER OWN.
  • 22:57 DURING THE DAY, SHE COULD WORK
  • 22:59 ON COMPLETING HER TROUSSEAU,
  • 23:00 BUT AT NIGHT, SHE'D BE HOME WITH THAT LAMP
  • 23:02 AND HER SISTERS AND HER BRIDESMAIDS WAITING WITH HER,
  • 23:05 ALL OF THEM THINKING THE SAME THING,
  • 23:08 WHEN WOULD HE COME?
  • 23:16 OH, DVORAH, YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 23:18 AND YOU MUST WEAR IT
  • 23:19 EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.
  • 23:20 [ laughter ]
  • 23:21 COULD THIS BE THE NIGHT HE WILL COME?
  • 23:24 MAY I TRY IT ON?
  • 23:25 [ laughter ]
  • 23:30 SHHH...DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?
  • 23:34 IS THE LAMP READY?
  • 23:35 DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE PLENTY OF OIL?
  • 23:37 THAT LAMP MUST BE FILLED
  • 23:39 WITH OIL WHEN HE COMES.
  • 23:40 [ music playing ]
  • 23:46 ♪ THROUGH THE NIGHT, THROUGH THE NIGHT ♪
  • 23:48 ♪ BY THE LAMPS WE WILL LIGHT ♪
  • 23:51 ♪ AND THE STARS IN THE SKY ♪
  • 23:52 ♪ WE WILL FLY THROUGH THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 23:53 ♪ AND THE BRIDE... AND THE BRIDE... ♪
  • 23:55 ♪ WITH THE FIRE AS HER GUIDE ♪
  • 23:57 ♪ AND HER GROOM BY HER SIDE ♪
  • 23:59 ♪ WILL BE WED IN THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 24:03 ♪ IN THE NIGHT... IN THE NIGHT... ♪
  • 24:04 ♪ LIKE A FRIGHTENING SIGHT WITH HIS MEN BY HIS SIDE ♪
  • 24:06 ♪ COMES A YOUNG ISRAELITE. ♪
  • 24:09 ♪ HE WILL FIGHT FOR HIS RIGHT TO THE BRIDE IN THE NIGHT ♪
  • 24:13 ♪ AND THE LAMPS WE WILL LIGHT ♪
  • 24:15 ♪ AS OUR GUIDE THROUGH THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 24:18 [ music playing ]
  • 24:19 ♪ HER LAMP IS FILLED WITH OIL ♪
  • 24:22 ♪ AND SHE AWAITS HER BRIDEGROOM'S COMING. ♪
  • 24:26 ♪ THEY'LL SHOUT AND SHE'LL GO OUT ♪
  • 24:29 ♪ AND IN THE DARK AND SHE WILL MEET HIM. ♪
  • 24:34 [ singing: la, la, la...]
  • 24:43 [ music playing ]
  • 24:54 ♪ IN THE NIGHT... IN THE NIGHT... ♪
  • 24:56 ♪ IN HER ROBES PURE AND WHITE, ♪
  • 24:58 ♪ WITH HER VEIL AND HER LIGHT ♪
  • 24:59 ♪ WAITS THE BRIDE IN THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 25:03 ♪ AND AS IF FROM THE SKY IN THE NIGHT COMES A CRY ♪
  • 25:09 ♪ AND THE BRIDE SWEET AND SHY ♪
  • 25:11 ♪ MEETS HER THIEF IN THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 25:22 WELL, THOSE YOUNG LADIES ARE LIKE THE WHOLE CHURCH,
  • 25:24 JUST WAITING FOR THE BRIDEGROOM.
  • 25:26 WE'LL PAUSE IN OUR PLAY NOW UNTIL NEXT WEEK.
  • 25:28 I HOPE YOU'RE AS THRILLED AS WE WERE WITH THIS THING.
  • 25:32 AND WHEN WE MADE IT, IT WAS, WHAT A JOB.
  • 25:35 I MEAN, NIGHTS IN THE STUDIO
  • 25:36 UNTIL FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
  • 25:39 AND WEEKS OF GATHERING UP SETS AND PROPS.
  • 25:42 AND AT ONE POINT, THERE WERE BALES OF HAY
  • 25:45 STACKED IN MY OFFICE,
  • 25:46 SO I COULDN'T EVEN GET TO MY PIANO.
  • 25:49 THOSE OF YOU WHO TAKE OUR NEWSLETTER,
  • 25:50 I WROTE A LOT OF THIS IN AN ARTICLE ENTITLED:
  • 25:54 "CALLED TO THE STAGE"
  • 25:55 AND WE FEEL CALLED TO THE STAGE.
  • 25:58 THE LORD IS GOOD.
  • 26:00 HE GIVES US THE TALENTS WE NEED.
  • 26:02 YOU KNOW, YOU CAN BE CALLED TO THE STAGE, TOO.
  • 26:04 I WANT TO SUGGEST TO YOU, JUST THINK ABOUT THIS,
  • 26:06 THAT YOU COULD >>PUT ON THIS PLAY IN YOUR CHURCH
  • 26:09 OR YOU COULD GET THE VIDEOTAPE
  • 26:12 AND SET IT UP FOR A CLASS >>AND HAVE A MEETING AND WATCH IT.
  • 26:16 YOU KNOW, THEATER HAS CHANGED
  • 26:18 BECAUSE OF THE INVENTION OF VIDEOTAPE.
  • 26:20 WE DON'T ALWAYS NEED TO GATHER THEN TO SEE A LIVE PLAY
  • 26:25 BECAUSE A TAPE IS VERY EFFICIENT,
  • 26:27 AND, OF COURSE, WE HAVE A TAPE.
  • 26:29 WELL, NEXT WEEK AND THE WEEK AFTER,
  • 26:31 YOU'LL SEE THE CONTINUATION OF:
  • 26:33 "BELOVED THIEF."
  • 26:34 TELL A FRIEND TO WATCH.
  • 26:35 WE'LL HAVE RECAPS >>ON THE SHOW SO HE CAN CATCH UP.
  • 26:38 AND GET THE ALBUM.
  • 26:40 14 SONGS ARE IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 26:41 WE PUT THEM ALL ON ONE RECORD ALBUM.
  • 26:44 AND YOU CAN HAVE IT IN A CASSETTE
  • 26:46 IF YOU PREFER A CASSETTE.
  • 26:47 $10 AS ARE ALL OUR ALBUMS.
  • 26:49 YOU CAN GET IT AT THE POST OFFICE.
  • 26:51 LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE THE VIDEOTAPE.
  • 26:54 THAT'S ALL THREE PROGRAMS WITHOUT INTERUPTIONS,
  • 26:58 AND YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE SHOW
  • 27:00 AND YOU HAVE ALL THE MUSIC,
  • 27:01 A GIFT OF $29 OR MORE, PLEASE, FOR THE VIDEOTAPE.
  • 27:06 GET IT AT:
  • 27:12 "SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
Watch Part 2

Episodes in this series

  1. Beloved Thief, Part 1
  2. Beloved Thief, Part 2
  3. Beloved Thief, Part 3

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