'The Bible': Mark Burnett talks about the Word made flesh

Sharp-eyed viewers who saw the first episode of History's ratings blockbuster "The Bible," in which patriarch Abraham (Gary Oliver) pleaded with God -- seen only in long soft-focus, from the side or from the back -- to spare the sinful city of Sodom for the sake of a few righteous men that might be living there, might be surprised when Jesus finally appears in this Sunday's two-hour episode.They may notice that the figure that Abraham was addressing looks rather like Christ, played by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado.According to executive producer Mark Burnett, this was no accident."Let's put it this way," Burnett tells Zap2it, when asked about the resemblance, "Jesus is hidden throughout the Old Testament, and he's revealed in the New Testament. That's what we believe. Clearly, we know from the Bible that no one can physically see God, except in the physical sense, when he was Jesus, right? We know that is true."Burnett, who...



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