Jesus Christ Superstar
The holy theme of divinity is combined with biblical history and a modern perception to produce a musical of heavenly proportions. Although there is some "divine" symbolism in the film, it never once shows Jesus embodying any immortal characteristics. The movie tends to focus on the realistic aspects of Christ's lasts days on Earth.
The last days of Jesus's life, in Jesus Christ Superstar, is comparatively close to the what is written in the Bible. Jesus, a rabbi, lived in Israel during the Roman rule. "Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry"(Luke 3:23). He taught for approximately three years about a just, all-loving, and merciful God that offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life. He spoke of the honesty of spirit, fullness of right purpose, and that the poor and suffering shall be blessed. He did this all while claiming to be the Son of Man. "We are told that Jesus taught a new idea-that the prophecies of the Torah [a document that recorded the basis of Judaism] were not to be fulfilled at some indefinite time in the future but were unfolding in the present."² As