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Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

‘Noah Primeval’ author Brian Godawa discusses ‘Noah’ film, what to expect and why Christians should go

Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky teams up with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins in a blockbuster adaptation of the story of Noah.

Brian-GodawaBrian Godawa is no stranger to Noah, authoring his own vision in Noah Primeval: Chronicles of the Nephilim, and spoke with The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio about the upcoming movies, why Christians should attend the film and what are some of the areas of concern for Christian.

Godawa recounts Aronofsky’s comments and the public relations for Noah which have concerned some Christians (As stated during the discussion, Aronofsky stated it wouldn’t be a ‘religious film’ — read here)

“It’s not to say an atheist can’t tell the story well.” noting successes, but there may be concern as the creators appear to bemaking “a dark, unsympathetic hero.”

Brian recounts his early script review of Noah (check out part one HERE), how the themes of environmentalism are prent and details Aronofsky’s goal of making an “environmental apocalypse” film.

Like The Global Dispatch, Godawa is NOT calling for a boycott, in fact, he is calling for Christians to educate themselves with the viewing, learning to point to scripture as they discuss the film and enjoy the highly anticipated CGI enhanced vision of the flood.

Brian uses his experience exploring the story in his creation of Noah Primeval, noting the tagline “This is ain’t your Sunday School Noah’s ark.”

While the interview is long, several topics and issues surrounding Hollywood and faith movies are discussed.

Check out the full interview below.

Visit Brian’s website – http://www.godawa.com
Here’s the Noah Primeval book – http://www.godawa.com/chronicles_of_the_nephilim/noah_index.html (You can get a copy via Amazon HERE)
Here’s the Hollywood Worldviews book – http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Worldviews-Watching-Wisdom-Discernment/dp/0830823212

Noah arrives in theaters on March 28, 2014.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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  1. ‘Noah’ Movie review: As promised, it’s not a Biblical movie, but worse – it’s not a good movie - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Now Noah Primeval author Brian Godawa shares his thoughts with Brandon Jones of The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio on the film, critiquing the positives and negatives, especially for Christians skeptical of Aronofsky’s final product. Listen to their previous discussion which preceded the film’s release HERE […]

  2. Radio host Glenn Beck blasts ‘Noah’ as ‘dangerous disinformation’ depicting ‘a prophet of God like a lunatic’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Live on his radio show, conservative talking head Glenn Beck noted that he didn’t want comment on the new Noah film without seeing the movie first. Christians and faith leaders have been critical of the rumored subplots and themes which don’t sound like they are rooted in the Biblical account – interview on The Dispatch HERE […]

  3. Pen of hrba says:

    Posted by Pen of hrba on Friday, Mar 21, 2014 8:06 AM (EDT):

    An Essene solar year comprised 364 day year, a jubilee 49 years of 364 days comprising 588 months (7 years). This required adjustments (intercalation) in line with Enoch’s 365 day year and the dictates of 4Q 260 b. An intercalation must adjust 61 and 1/4 days or two months over a jubilee period to stay in sync with the lunar calendar. And 7 days every 7 years for a 364 day year to stay in sync with the 365 day year; however to obtain Noah’s 950 years requires something else.

    ‘Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. ‘It came to pass after seven days the waters of the flood were upon the earth. (Gen. 7:6, 10).

    Six hundred equals 50 years X 12 months, the 50th being the year that a Jubilee ends. But, we still need another 350 jubilee years for Noah’s 950?
    ‘Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years (Gen. 9:28).
    Thus Noah lived one Jubilee 50 year period of 600 months and part of the following Jubilee of 350 months or 29 years.

    So Noah lived 950 pesher (explanation) years, which in reality equates with 79.16 years. How, divide 950 by 79 = 12.02 = 12.02 months of 30.38 days which = 364.64 day year? They did not understand decimals so it equates with a 364 day year X 79, thus this Noah’s actual age. The residual minor numbers would have entailed minor intercalations in line with the sun.

    The number ‘7 days’ we know means a period of intercalation, and the word ‘flood’ refers to those who operated the solar calendar system called the ark. Animals are the leaders of the twelve Essene tribes in line with Hittite culture of using animal names for people. All biblical patriarchs descend from Hittites.

    No doubt some are still searching in vain for a boat while oblivious that the sun is the ark. Therefore the movie is not a true account of story in the Jewish Bible.

  4. Pope Francis meets Russell Crowe, Darren Aronofsky, but doesn’t watch ‘Noah’ film - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] about the creative liberties taken to create the film (a topic of this recent Dispatch interview HERE), so The Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, nixed both ideas; he said […]

  5. Nate Fleming says:

    As an author who has also published a book dealing with issues surrounding the flood (although from the animal’s point of view), I agree completely with Mr. Godawa’s assessment.

    Why are Christians suddenly so afraid of a film like this that they would call for a boycott sight unseen? In my experience, a story is most often better when put into the hands of someone who is more interested in telling a good story than telling a literal retelling. Of course, there are exceptions to this (Last Temptation of Christ? Terrible film!), but in Noah’s case, I feel like the ark is in good hands.

    And at the very least, this film is getting people to talk about a story in the Bible, which doesn’t happen so often, and is a wonderful opportunity for believers to share their OWN stories.

    Cheers!
    Nate Fleming
    author of Thimblerig’s Ark

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