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Moses and Mary, as Portrayed in Film Versus What Archaeology Tells Us About Who They Really Were

Posted 10/13/2014
Posted by David Isgur

Richard Freund, the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and director of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, will be talking about the new movies which will feature the stories of Moses and Mary, coming to theaters in the upcoming months. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Mali II auditorium in Dana Hall on the University campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

Freund will be showing how Moses has been portrayed in the past in movies and how Christian Bale will be playing a new type of Moses for the 21st century in the new Ridley Scott epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," in theaters in December.

In addition, Freund, who has been working on archaeological excavations at Mary’s Well in Nazareth, will talk about the newest movie about Mary, “Mary, Mother of Christ,” which is scheduled for release in 2015, and what he has learned about the “real” ancient Mary.

For more information, contact the Greenberg Center at 860.768.5018 or