by Ned Wicker
Without question, my favorite show is not a Hollywood blockbuster, but a television series called “The Chosen.” It’s not a network production, nor does it have the big money entertainment companies behind it. Rather, it inches along with the support of its viewers.
It also isn’t about Christianity, as most people understand it, but about the fulfillment of Jewish prophesy through the coming of the Messiah. The drama is heavily steeped in both New Testament and Old Testament accounts, but it lovingly depicts what we know as “Christianity” as the fulfillment of the Law and the Jewish Prophets through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The beauty and richness of the Jewish tradition is honored in this work, as we see Christ as a Jew first and foremost, honoring all of their traditions. Called Yeshua in Hebrew, we see Jesus as a brilliant teacher, loving brother and companion, and an unquestionably authoritative Rabbi, whose intimate knowledge of the Scriptures is beyond that of the most learned scholars and authorities.
Here’s a description from The Chosen website, “The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.”