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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

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Jesus Christ
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Mary Magdalene
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The Centurion
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The Adulteress
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Herodias
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Judas Iscariot
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Melchior
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John the Baptist
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

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3 April 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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At $14 million this was the most expensive movie ever made for television up to that point. See more »

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Kings Herod the Great and Herod Antipas are addressed as "Your Majesty". The first monarch addressed that way was the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, in the 16th century. See more »

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[discussing the idea of Jesus' being born in a stable]
Balthazar: And yet, I see the justice of it.
Gaspar: Not in glory, but in humility.
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