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The Covenant

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  • THE COVENANT (INTRO)

  • MAP OF CANAAN, THE PROMISED LAND

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    The Ark of the Covenant was constructed to hold The Ten Commandments.

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  • It symbolized the covenant between the creator and mankind.

  • The Ark was the most sacred article of Israel and was kept in the Holy Temple.

  • The enemies of Israel feared the power of the Ark and plotted to separate it from the possession of the Hebrew nation.

  • FADE TO BLACK.

  • HOLD ON THE DARK SCREEN.

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    FIERCE GUSTS OF WIND are audible, providing heavy atmosphere.

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  • LOUD, ROUGH COUGHING, deep, raspy breath, struggling to catch air.

  • FADE IN.

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    The profile of a battered Persian man, PHILISTINE, (30’s) dark features, face matted with blood.

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  • His head lowered, facing left, hangs across the right side of the screen.

  • Droplets of blood drip off his lower lip.

  • EXT. DESERT, DAY. -

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    Pull back slowly, linger on the bloodied soldier dressed in silver armor, breastplate, gauntlets.

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  • He is BOUND to a tree.

  • Arms and legs pulled back, tied and wrapped with thick rope.

  • The Philistine spits blood onto his battered helmet, settled in the dirt before him.