The Ten Commandments is one of the most epic Hollywood movies of all time. Produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1956, the film was one of the first to appear in Technicolor and the most expensive production of its era. Actors Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner contributed their star power by playing the leading roles, Moses and Pharaoh Rameses. 


The word “epic” appropriately describes the movie version of the Hebrew Exodus because the book of Exodus plays an enormously significant role in the Bible. Sinai, the Tabernacle, Moses, and the founding of the Israeli theocracy—what could be more epic than that? 


How about freedom from slavery? Jesus Messiah came from the Jewish people to free us from the enslavement of sin, which Exodus foreshadows.

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG