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From 2:33 minutes to 3:54 it's Psalm 90:1-11
Since it's a british film it appears the text is from the New International Version of scripture. If you read along here listening to that audio clip you can follow 1-11, but then 12-17 don't seem to match what the characters are seeing.
But after that I can't find a match.
Then at 4:24 the tourists pick up at 90:11 but what follows there isn't what followed at 3:55 so I don't know what the writers did there.
All parts are from Psalm 90, and the choice of words is mostly Catholic. For instance, 90:15 they render "let our joy be as long as the time that you afflicted us, the years when we experienced disaster." which I have only found on
The New International Version renders this as "Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble. "
There is indeed a line I can't find in any psalm: "terrified by your indignation".
The scriptwriter was Catholic, but he had the technical advise of two rabbis and apparently tried his best to voice Jewish views through his Jewish characters. Vicarious sacrifice is actually a Jewish tradition too, the main difference being that while Christianity sees it being performed by Christ, Jews see it being performed by themselves as a whole. I can see though how a Christian would easily see Rabbi Akiba's understanding that God entered in a new covenant with somebody else as an affirmation of Christianity, but in context he wasn't putting that as a most endearing thing. He's affirming that the original covenant was not good, just as this new one was not good. The axis of his point isn't who is on God's side, but that God is wrong, that God is guilty, that God is not good, but is merely on the side of whoever is at some point in covenant with him. He contends though that the Jews should stand up to God, and "teach our God the justice that was in our hearts". So he is definitely not suggesting that Jews should convert to whatever new faith is in this new covenant that in his view was favoring the Nazis, and much less declaring God non existent. His point is standing up to God, not turning his back on God. I wonder if there is any actual instance of a rabbi espousing this point. It's a very interesting point. I've seen echoes of it in Jack Miles' God a Biografy, but Miles is, like Boyce (the screenwriter) a Catholic.