Greatest Heroes and Legends Of The Bible: Joseph and The Coat Of Many Colors
For more than 40 years, Charlton Heston has been captivating audiences with his thrilling portrayals of Biblical heroes such as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” Now, sit back and relax as he shares with you and your family his passion for Biblical literature and his unique insights into these timeless stories of faith.
Joseph is among the greatest of the Old Testament heroes. But unlike other Biblical heroes—men like Samson and David—Joseph is not a warrior. His heroism is demonstrated through simple expressions of courage and faith in God. Now, with this new animated film, you can reintroduce your family to Joseph’s inspiring story. The tale ends on a note of hope and offers an uplifting moral message to viewers. “Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors” is one of the twelve programs in the Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible series. This program features all-new animation, an introduction by Charlton Heston, and “Simon & Gimmel -Your Faithful Guides,” two animated characters who lead viewers through the story and make it accessible for all ages.
The story of Joseph is inspiring in this remarkable film! It features an introduction by Charlton Heston, who compares Joseph to Daniel because they both left their homeland and underwent severe testing. But, as Mr. Heston points out, Daniel’s gift put him in good standing but Joseph’s gift of dreams gets him in trouble.
Joseph’s brothers are jealous of him because he is clearly their father Jacob’s favorite son. It gets worse for Joseph when he is given a colorful coat by his father. When Joseph goes to see how his brothers are doing in the wheat field, he is called “Father’s little spy” by his brothers. They throw him into a pit and sell him as a slave to the Ishmaelites. They put animal blood on his coat to deceive their father into thinking he was killed by an animal.
Joseph winds up as a slave in Potiphar’s house and finds great favor until Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce him and he refuses her advances. Joseph is placed in prison where he interprets dreams for Pharaoh’s butler and baker. Later, when Pharaoh has a dream and no one can interpret it, Joseph is called for and, with God’s help, correctly interprets the dream. Joseph is made Prime Minister, just under Pharaoh himself. Later, when a famine ravages the land of Israel, Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt for aid, but they don’t recognize the brother they betrayed. In a touching scene, Joseph reveals himself to them and to his father as well.
This movie speaks of honoring God, forgiveness, and God’s faithfulness during trials. We are awarding it our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages, while noting it is not for the very young. This is a well-told and powerful film.