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Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing women in the Bible to life while shedding light on the persecution of Christians both past and present with “A.D. – The Bible Continues.”

The follow-up to “The Bible” premieres on NBC this Sunday, April 5, chronicling the birth of the early church. Based on the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts, “A.D.” explores the aftermath of Christ’s death and its impact on early Christians, including the persecution of Jesus’ disciples and his mother, Mary. Furthermore, the mini-series reveals the significance of women during Biblical times, according to Downey.

“That was important to us – so often history written by men, about men, and you look at these scenes and you think, ‘Where are the women,'” the series co-producer told The Christian Post. “You wonder, ‘What were the women doing?’ Each episode, we would approach it with that in mind.”

Downey, who produced “A.D.” alongside husband Burnett, went on to point out that Jesus first appeared before Mary Magdalene after the resurrection, as depicted in the mini-series.

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source: TheChristianPost.com

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