First-century Jewish people were free to attend the Temple in Jerusalem, but the adjacent Antonia Fortress cast a forbidding shadow upon the worshipers. From an original room of the Fortress, Zola talks about a new kind of kingdom which, despite the Roman authorities, was being introduced by a Jewish rabbi named Yeshua.
Series: “The First Christians (2019)”
The Life and Times of Those Who First Believed in Jesus
Originally produced in 1995, The First Christians series explores the background of the customs and manners of Jesus’ day, unearthing the Jewish roots of Christianity. God chose this one people to speak to all humanity for all time. This nine program series seeks to better understand the people with whom He chose to reside on earth. From the studio, David and Kirsten Hart talk with Dr. Jeffrey Seif about the importance and modern applications for each program.
Caption transcript for The First Christians (2019): “Government” (6/9)
00:00 Jeffrey Seif: You ever find yourself working under less than perfect circumstances? Can God work through less than perfect circumstances? Let's see how he did it in century 1 when we look at the birth of Christianity in the days of an oppressive Roman empire.
00:24 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God