This eli bible story from the old testament is independent of all the others and can be read separately enabling parents of sunday school teachers to tell the stories randomly or in the order in which the stories appear in the christian holy bible. It was even more enjoyable to watch the book of eli a second time, knowing now that the main character was blind for the entire story. God spoke to eli to find the book, bible, and transport it to a safe haven. As the author informs us, elis eyesight has greatly deteriorated, so that his vision is seriously impaired see also 4. The book of eli should shoot to the top of your netflix queue. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia to send her daughter, solara, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. On the island of alcatraz, eli is welcomed by a community that remakes the lost cultural heritage. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous biblical character for bible study. Some scholars, like kessler, and nowack have argued that there is likely to have been some overlap between the time of samuel and that of eli. Across this charred land strides our christian cowboy, eli denzel washington, a mysterious, solitary man who carries the last remaining bible in. I let it sit on my hubbys shelf with his other to be read books. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, and jennifer beals. For this, god promised judgment upon eli s family 1 samuel 2. Eli in the bible was a jewish priest living in the days of the judges and serving god at the tabernacle in shiloh, a city near the hill country of ephraim 1 samuel 1.
Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for his part in samuels first prophecy. The book of eli is the first movie from albert and allen hughes the filmmaking brothers of from hell and menace ii society in nine years. He was also judge of israel, at shiloh, for 40 years. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. When eli had heard the news, he fell backwards while. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli. On the third day, eli ab son of helon, the leader of the people of zebulun, brought his offering. Unable to read the bible in braille, carnegie gary oldman begs claudia jennifer beals to help him. Denzel washington at an event for the book of eli 2010 denzel.
In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth. He maintains his hold on his humanity as he listens to music on an old. In the morning, carnegie overhears solara repeat the prayer to her mother, and realizes eli has the book he has been seeking a bible. Eli really was on a mission from gd to take his word to the west, and therefore he was divinely protected. On the surface, one would think the movie is titled the book of eli because of the book the bible he carries. Back in town, carnegie tries to open the bible but realizes that he didnt take eli s key to the book. The lord calls samuel the boy samuel ministered before the lord under eli. Just a title of movie, which just shows the chronicles of eli. It also presents a delightful account of the remnant of true faith and piety in the period of the judges, relieving an otherwise wholly dark. The bible has gone through many printings in many versions and many languages since 1450 when the first bible was printed, in latin, which was also the first book. Now, if you go looking your bible for the book of eli, you wont find one. If i told you, gd has said, thou shalt not eat shrimp, and can point in the book, then it has more weight. The office remained in his family till the time of abiathar 1 kings 2. Elkanahs other wife peninnah constantly harasses hannah about not being able to have children.
Some claim that god gave eli his sight until the very end of his journey, but i chose to accept that, while his physical sight was gone, god did indeed provide eli with a different set of eyes. Eli is sleeping somewhere else, not too distant for samuel to hear when he calls. Summary of the book of 1 samuel the books of 1 and 2 samuel were originally one book. There is also an oral tradition of eli, which i have on good authority, and which has helped guide me in the writing of this book. He is thrown into another world after a car accident. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the lord where the ark of god was. Hey all, were going to go through 4 chapters today and trace the life of a man and his two sons.
Ever since movie star denzel washington gave a shout out to our documentary different books, common word. The leader of the families of the kohathite clans was eli zaphan son of uzziel. Bible verses about eli bible verses related to eli from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order. This article about eli, together with other tools, activities, aids and materials and are designed to be used by an individual or a christian bible study group.
Hes a biblical character, but his story is tucked in 1 samuel. The book of eli has an incredible biblical message, which tells the story of elis unwavering faith as he honors god with his. The book of eli is an effective postapocalyptic action movie with elements from both comic books and westerns thrown in for good measure. The bible contain history of the past, from beginning to end, to put it simply. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington.
Therefore, he has seen and knows the power of religion and wanted to use it to minipulate the people for his personal gain. Eli s sons, hophni and phinehas, acted wickedly despite eli s protests. As a book of interpretation, this book, also called the book of eli, seeks to. God told samuel that eli s family would be punished for blaspheming god. And there came a man of god to eli and said to him, thus the lord has said, did i indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in egypt subject to the house of pharaoh. The bible has gone through many printings in many versions and many languages since 1450 when the first. The biblewhat it is and what it sayslies at the heart of this cinematic book. Its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds denzel washington protecting the last copy of a very important book. Back in town, carnegie tries to open the bible but realizes that he didnt take eli s key to the book flap. The leader of the families of the gershonites was eli asaph son of lael. Eli this article contains a free bible study resource on the subject of eli. We are not told explicitly, however, the name of that family s great.
Hannah is one of two wives of elkanah, and she is not able to bear children. Eli a judge in israel amazing bible timeline with world. The book, a contemporary, easytounderstand bible, is available in the new living translation. The book of eli is set in a postapocalyptic future of sort and lets face it, there will be a heckofalot more cursing and violence than was shown in this 2 hour movie. There are other hints from the book of jeremiah that strengthen his ties to the priestly family of eli and abiathar. Eli is found on the bible timeline beginning at 1252 bc eli was a priest in israel, and when he is introduced into the bible, he assures a childless woman named hannah that she will have a baby. However, carnegie ha killed many people in his pursuit for the book. The book of eli bar fight scene with biblical scriptures power of proclamation. The titular book of eli, a braille bible, purportedly containing the entire kjv text, would take up much more physical space than one volume.
The book of eli bar fight scene with biblical scriptures. The characters are very well acted, the action is fluid and well choreographed, and the setting seeps into your skin, immersing the viewer in a world devoid of faith but in desperate need of salvation. However, the violence and language is too much for families. Eli a free christian bible study resource we hope that this eli article will provide useful information and ideas for those following a bible study plan.
Let eli s example excite parents earnestly to strive against the beginnings of wickedness, and to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the lord. Like 1sa 12, it gives a series of intimate glimpses into the private lives of the members of an israelite family. The book is an authoritative yet easytoread text that brings the good news in a fresh format that is engaging for readers of all ages. Aug 06, 2015 the book of eli, purpose of bible the book caner deniz. Samuel told eli about this and eli said that the lord should do what he thinks is best 1 samuel 3.
We are not told why eli succeeded to the high priesthood, instead of. Jan 15, 2010 at first glance, the book of eli appears to be just another violent postapocalyptic film from hollywood. But to understand this perspective you have to abandon the way most read the bible, as a constitution of laws, and read it from a perspective of story. However, the book of judges always mentions the years of oppression in contrast to the period of a judges dispensation. Denzel washington plays eli named for the old testament prophet. Children are discouraged from choosing a religion now. Indeed, its something of a sunday sermon wrapped in a mad max adventure. I spent a lot of time going through the bible to find passages that eli. Eli share book recommendations with your friends, join book. The book of eli is a parable about the battle for the bible in a postapocalyptic america that speaks profoundly to the battle for the bible in contemporary america. Later, eli s sons were killed as they accompanied the ark of the covenant into a battle against the philistines. Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the former united states.
When eli failed to rein in the abusive behavior of his sons, yahweh promised to punish his family, resulting. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli is, perhaps, the most explicitly christian film ive seen come out of the secular film industry since the passion of the christ. The book of eli is not so much about the book he carries but about restoration of the soul. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. The book of 1 samuel is a historical book, as is 2 samuel. Eli was guilty of neglecting his parental duties toward his sons because he restrained them not 1 samuel 3. He became high priest kohen godol after the death of pinehas, the son of elazar, ithamars older brother. Eli was, according to the books of samuel, a high priest of shiloh. The book of eli is not a mustread orange county register.
When hannah came to shiloh to pray for a son, eli initially accused her of drunkenness, but when she protested her innocence, eli wished her well. There is no book of eli in the bible although there is a priest called eli see 1sam. Jeremiah, descendant of eli prophesies hope for the future. Lombardi tells eli that they have been missing a copy of the bible, so eli tells him to get a lot of paper and pen. The personal use discount applies for one of an item for you or your immediate family members where applicable. Our few sentence summary will definitely not do the movie justice, so go ahead and head on over to our friends at for a more comprehensive. The setting, the story, the events, the behavior are exactly what happens today.
Denzel washington protects the book of eli christian cinema. The history of the postwar world is explained along the way, as is the importance of elis task. As recounted by carnegie and eli, bibles are scarce due to a largescale book burning after the falloutmany irrationally blamed christianity as a cause of the war. The book of eli is a strong story about a godfearing man determined to obey the will of the lord. Shiloh was about ten miles 16 kilometers north of jerusalem. Dec 18, 2011 god spoke to eli to find the book, bible, and transport it to a safe haven. The book of eli, purpose of bible the book youtube. Eli was a priest at shiloh in the period of the judges 1 samuel 1. A moral tale on the peril of poor parenting and unfaithful. Eli was a descendant of ithamar, the fourth and youngest son of aaron the high priest.
Perhaps this is an old testament example of a kind of sin that is. Eli a judge in israel amazing bible timeline with world history. The 10th day of iyar is the anniversary of the death of eli the high priest. Its the last copy of the bible on earth, and people battle over it albeit we dont know its the bible until the very end. Beyond the bloody scenes and foul language, audiences will discover a compelling story filled with more biblical references than any other. In several sentences he beautifully expresses his faith in the pardoning and restoring grace of god towards sinners, job 33. In the movie the book of eli why was the bible so important.
The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli continues hollywoods obsession with postapocalyptic tales, and in many ways feels like it belongs in the same world as the road with its ashladen wastelands and crazed cannibals. Eli believes that god has enabled him to have the book for a good reason. In the books of samuel one can follow the vicissitudes of eli s family, the one and only priestly family in israel 1, from the destruction of the temple of shiloh to the end of davids reign, when jerusalem became the capital of the joint kingdoms of israel and judah. Eli, reproduced in the preceding pages to this introduction, is a book of prophecy, written by the anonymous author eli.
The final plot twist is creative, unexpected, and poetically just. One night eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. More like 18, and those are for enormoussized books roughly three full sets of encyclopaedia britannicas. In the first book of samuel, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of high priest of the sanctuary at shiloh, eli. With elis age, weight, and visual limitations, he needs the help of a boy like samuel. However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. Big screen bible study the book of eli downloadable. But beyond the bloody scenes and foul language, audiences will discover a compelling story filled with more biblical references and christian thought than any other major motion picture in recent years. As a rostered lcms pastor, teacher, musician, or dce you receive a 20% discount on qualifying books, bibles, professional books, and the lutheran study bible, when purchased for personal use. Look back in history with events like the inquisition and the crusades. It was to him that hannah entrusted her son, samuel, to be raised 1 samuel 1. He starts to recite the bible word for word, having memorized it over the last 30 years. The lamp of god had not yet gone out, and samuel was lying down in the house of the lord, where the ark of god was.
He was the first of the line of ithamar, aarons fourth son 1 chronicles 24. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. The main character, eli, frequently protects the bible with his life, reads from it day and night, and hides its words in his heart and mind. Eli travels his lonely journey one step at a time, hunting for food, searching for the essentials of life, and faithfully reading his bible every day. Those who allow their children in any evil way, and do not use their authority to restrain and punish them, in effect honour them more than god. I plowed through my pile of to be read books, until december, a month off book club, fewer school days, fewer activities.
The book of ruth reflects a time of peace between israel and moab contrast jdg 3. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. Baptists and muslims first on black entertainment television and. Similar to riddick, eli kills when he has to defend himself, and he can be and is ruthless as any other men, only because of that situation he is in. A really old high priest and civil judge in israel, eli is best known as his role as a fatherfigure and helped raise samuel, the first of the major prophets. Feb 07, 2014 a postapocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across america in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. For such defiant sin there was no atonement, and the death penalty would be immediately applied 2. The book of eli continues hollywoods obsession with postapocalyptic tales, and in many ways feels like it belongs in the same world as the road with its ashladen wastelands and crazed cannibals. Eli had two sons who were priests, hophni and phinehas. This book by bill myers, eli follows the story of a tv journalist named conrad davis.
The translators of the septuagint separated the books and they have remained two separate books since that time. For instance, to protect themselves from the harsh sunlight, all the characters wear sunglasses or goggles, but rather than rendering them impersonal or distant, they only ramp up the movies cool factor. Hannahs eventual child, samuel, was raised by eli in the tabernacle. May 11, 2012 eli is found on the bible timeline beginning at 1252 bc eli was a priest in israel, and when he is introduced into the bible, he assures a childless woman named hannah that she will have a baby. He heard a voice in his head to carry the worlds last bible west, and. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west coast of the united states. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. Jeremiah is the only prophet to speak about the destruction of gods sanctuary in shiloh during the days of eli jer.
That same industry also recognizes him as a family man of faith, who does. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. He is thrown into a world where jesus christ was not born 2,000 years ago, but born in todays society. There is also reference to where eli is mentioned in the hol. In the us, children no longer learn about the bible in school. In book of eli basically they heard of religion and people saving the world through the religion but they connected it to the artifact and believed the bible. It covers a time period of continue reading bible study.1438 1006 945 1087 845 1569 986 380 976 633 1274 1150 957 1180 1205 1028 891 683 36 148 681 877 1542 784 596 1262 1478 1413 144 112 1059 121 787 991 1296 464 1108 1004 1275