The book is also known as harbuts story of the bible told for young and old. The movie takes place in the future after an apocalyptic war. I now completely get why jesus was so controversial and such a threat to the establishment. The bible story of elijah is from the first book of kings, describing his miraculous feats and redemption of the people of israel from the evil king ahab. The book of eli dvd 2009 this is probably one of the most highly underrated movies of 2010 due to the overwhelming surge of 3d films brought on by avatar which was out around the same time of this film.
But then eli arrives at a western town ruled by carnegie gary oldman, who, like all the local overloads in westerns and gangster movies, sits behind a big desk flanked by a tall bald guy and. The history of the postwar world is explained along the way, as is the importance of eli s task. Discover a summary of elijahs story, full scripture text, and related articles. In the bible, eli grew gradually more blind, from partial sight up to the stage of his. His forty years of service as judge over israel has ended. Thats how he could read braille, and had a braille bible. Taken inside, eli is revealed to be blind, and dictates the new king james version of the bible from memory to. Viewing the book of eli for the second time last week, i was again impressed by that scene, as well as by the movies overall visual scheme. May, 2011 the book of eli is a movie telling the story of a post apocalyptic world in which the main character morgan freeman is a blind man who has one of the last books in the world. 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 dead, along with his sons, and all on the same day. He is thrown into another world after a car accident. Eli is partially blind and been memorizing a braille bible for the last 30 years, his word is safe. Eli responded to situations rather than solving them. So i went trusting there would be reasons to like the book of eli. The book of eli its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds denzel washington protecting the last copy of a. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene youtube. Bible for children exists to make jesus christ known to children by distributing illustrated bible stories through. God pointed out his sons errors, but eli did little to correct them. After the first time i wandered if he was blind or not. He is thrown into a world where jesus christ was not born 2,000 years ago, but born in todays society. The end of the movie reveals that elis was definitely not the last bible, since, when malcolm mcdowell places a newly printed copy of the king james bible on the shelf, there is a very visible artscroll tanakh, i.
Therefore, it makes sense to me that god would have a bigger plan later for his word. We see elis faith remain steadfast as he faces many trials and tribulations, including. 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. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. The book of eli is a movie telling the story of a post apocalyptic world in which the main character morgan freeman is a blind man who has one of the last books in the world. 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. The book of eli believable except for this one small thing. The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she. Jan 26, 2016 its an epic story as we watch eli move across the country from the east to the west, where his destiny takes him. As you read throughout the bible you see that certain narratives and promises take place over hundreds of years. The contrast between gods dealing with eli and eli dealing with his sons is clear.
To me, eli was guided by god, since the war, on a journey to truly accept the christian bible into his heart so that he could eventually share it with the world again. The postapocalyptic world in which the story takes. How the idol fell down before the ark from hurlbuts bible stories for children the bible story of eli this eli bible story was written in simple words by jesse lyman hurlbut and taken from hurlbuts bible stories for children which was published in 1904. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. Not being able to read was an excuse not to follow the ideas behind the bible. The titular book of eli, a braille bible, purportedly containing the entire kjv text, would take up much more physical space than one volume. Im not sure that would happen over the brief duration of the film, but maybe he wasnt fully blind in the film, but had learnt brail in the world before so as to better be able to read. He starts to recite the bible word for word, having memorized it over the last 30 years. Book of eli movie quotes meet your next favorite book. Where was eli seated when hannah came to the temple to pray for a child. 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.
They are a marketing company that only promotes quality entertainment. No one in the world could read, but the fact the book was in braille showed 2 things. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are. 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. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. 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. God gave warning, spelling out the consequences of disobedience, and then acted. I personally like to believe that eli was always blind. 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. Just because the bible is written in braille doesnt mean he is blind. Hes a biblical character, but his story is tucked in 1 samuel. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her daughter, solara mila kunis, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with him.
Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The gospel according to the book of eli popmatters. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. Thank you lord for a warm bed to sleep on, thank you for the food we are about to eat, thank you for a roof over our heads on cold nights such as this, thank you for companionship in hard times like. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf.
The wife of elis son, phinehas, is pregnant, and the news of israels tragic defeat, the loss of the ark, and the deaths of eli and her husband bring on her labor. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. 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. If there was a sequel to the book of eli, it would be the story of what god did next with his word. In the bible, eli grew gradually more blind, from partial sight up to the stage of his eyes were set so he could not see.
Jan, 2010 washington and the hughes brothers do a good job of establishing this man and his world, and at first, the book of eli seems destined to be solemn. Great ominous scene of the book of eli where carnegie discovers that eli is in possession of a bible. 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. I think the fact that he was blind was symbolic of the total faith and guidance he gave and received from god. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the movie eli was blind or at least partially blind. Now, if you go looking your bible for the book of eli, you wont find one.
Eli was a priest at shiloh in the period of the judges 1 samuel. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Eli was the high priest kohen gadol of shiloh, the secondtolast israelite judge succeeded only by samuel before the rule of the kings of israel and judah. The book of eli believable except for this one small. Similar to the life of jesus, elijah performs marveling acts to demonstrate the validity of god to the people of israel. The film contains scenes of graphic violence and other material intended for more mature participants.
Washington, a twotime academy award winner widely known in hollywood for his christian beliefs, portrays a lone warrior making his way across a desolate american landscape defending the worlds last. Its an epic story as we watch eli move across the country from the east to the west, where his destiny takes him. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. This movie might be a reality some day, and the book he is carrying the bible may restore humanity in itself. May 03, 2016 great ominous scene of the book of eli where carnegie discovers that eli is in possession of a bible. But i want to note a number of elements which make the book of eli stand out as. This book places the setting of jesuss story in modern day. Believed to be the last bible on earth, eli will sacrifice his humanity to. 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. But the priest eli was mentioned in 1 samuel and 2 samuel.
Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. The book he carries with him is a brail bible which he literally guards with his life. Although he is blind, he claims he reads every day, as his bible is. One of carnegies men didnt shoot, and he didnt know he was there, and walked out of cover. If eli was blind, how did he know which direction was west. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children. More like 18, and those are for enormoussized books roughly three full sets of encyclopaedia britannicas.
The power wasnt in the book it was in the ideas within the book. Aug, 2018 the bible story of elijah is from the first book of kings, describing his miraculous feats and redemption of the people of israel from the evil king ahab. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. If eli wasnt blind that meant he taught himself to read braille and memorized the bible from the braille. Ask anything you want to know, or answer other peoples questions. Hey all, were going to go through 4 chapters today and trace the life of a man and his two sons.
Eli soon realizes that marthas shaking hands are a result of their diet. Feb, 2010 no one in the world could read, but the fact the book was in braille showed 2 things. The lord calls samuel the boy samuel ministered before the lord under eli. Jan 19, 2010 the gospel according to the book of eli. 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. Seeing a graveyard at the back of the house, it is suggested that the lack of food has turned the couple into cannibals.
Jan 01, 2000 this book by bill myers, eli follows the story of a tv journalist named conrad davis. The book of eli is a strong story about a godfearing man determined to obey the will of the lord. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli has an incredible biblical message, which tells the story of elis unwavering faith as he honors god with his life and follows gods will no matter how hard the journey may be. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. Jan 11, 2010 this is a story about a man named eli, whos been sent a message, who hears voices from god that told him to take this book, the bible, across the country and to deliver it out west, washington says in a movie trailer posted on, which provides movie clips for churches and ministries to use in their teachings.
For me, this is the start of something much bigger. Whatever caused this apocalypse is undisclosed, but it becomes clear that religion was blamed and holy books the. The setting, the story, the events, the behavior are exactly what happens today. Back in town, carnegie tries to open the bible but realizes that he didnt take eli s key to the book flap. Harbuts story of the bible contains the famous and great stories in their connected order forming a continuous history of the bible and its greatest stories, including the eli bible story, which is suitable for adults and teens, young children and kids, catholic or protestant. Okay i have watched the book of eli about 10 times now. Apr 23, 2011 okay i have watched the book of eli about 10 times now. I found myself going back through the gospels to compare the stories of jesuss life to what i was reading in eli. He did not fire until the cat meowedmade a sound and in the fight he stepped into darkness for the advantage. One night eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
Eli is staring her down for her reaction to his test. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. Disclaimer the book of eli is rated r and may not be appropriate for all students. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret.
Dec 05, 2011 therefore, it makes sense to me that god would have a bigger plan later for his word. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli 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. Eli, denzel washington possesses the last bible still in existence. Im not sure that would happen over the brief duration of the film, but maybe he wasnt fully blind in the film, but had learnt brail in. Eli by bill myers goodreads meet your next favorite book. Big screen bible study the book of eli downloadable. Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for his part in samuels first prophecy.
The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. It is true that people get heightened senses at the loss of others. This how the idol fell down before the ark bible story is part of a. The point of the story is that he was blind hence his ability to read braille, heightened senses, ability to fight in the dark, etc. Eli had two sons who were priests, hophni and phinehas.1459 519 570 1007 306 1606 963 1250 469 350 456 1035 1222 248 1176 764 1077 1037 542 741 1210 653 479 595 1000 621 576 815 787