The Prince of Egypt: Knowledgeable, Reverential, Beautiful

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The Prince of Egypt – Knowledgeable, Reverential, Beautiful

Melanie joins Melvin in discussing one of her all time favorite flicks, and the two also get into what makes The Prince of Egypt far more palatable than most Bible or Christian-marketed media. 


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 42-minutes discussing a list of movies Christian’s say are commonly known by other Christians such as Nacho LibreThe Book of Eli, and many others, and why we think they may be popular in the Christian community (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • What familiarity do Melanie and Melvin have with the Book of Exodus?
  • John 1:1 makes it clear by stating that God’s word is God Himself, as Christ also is God and therefore also God’s word. So, when we create adaptions, we add degrees and opportunities for loss in translation when God’s word is already authentic and reliable. This is a deeply important reality necessary for engaging in Biblical or Christian-marketed media: it is degrees away from God’s literal word.
  • Moses’ character, strangely, is sort of depicted as a combination between Jacob and Moses. Other historical figures such as Aaron and Miriam, Moses’ brother and sister are also depicted differently from Scripture.
  • Getting into what’s likely most memorable for people: the music!
  • Melanie riffs on the closing song “When You Believe” and how it’s full of platitudes.
  • The Prince of Egypt stands apart from other Biblical or Christian-marketed materials, and the two discuss why that may be.
  • The Prince of Egypt is a mature PG family flick, but Melvin feels it would have been benefitted by being a little nastier.


Moses looking at Egyptian Artwork

The Prince of Egypt is Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements. It features Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, and Martin Short. Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells. The Prince of Egypt is available here.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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