Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones is a fictitious character in a series of films. These films are: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981), ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (1984), ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ (1989) and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ (2008). There was also a television series made around the character: ‘The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’ (The Adventures or Young Indiana Jones) (1992-1993).

Henry Walton Jones Jr., the official name of Indiana, was born on July 1, 1899 in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of the Scottish Henry Jones Sr. and his wife Anna. However, he adopted the name Indiana, which was originally the name of their dog. After the war Indiana Jones became a professor of archaeology and an adventurer. As an adventurer he travelled all over the world in search of archaeological treasures. Characteristic components of his dress are his hat and whip. The list of valuable archaeological items he found is impressive: the Ark of Covenant, the cross of Coranado, the Holy Grail and the Crystal Skull of Akatar.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third movie. The character of Indiana Jones is played by Harrison Ford. His father is played by Sean Connery. Henry's father, who has disappeared, is an expert in the field of the Holy Grail. It is his lifework. The Holy Grail, according the movie is a cup used by Jesus Christ at the last supper. It is the cup used to catch the blood of Christ during his martyr’s death and which was entrusted to Joseph of Arimathea, (Please note: this myth does not originate from the Bible). Just before his disappearance Henry Jones took the opportunity to send his diary, with all his research about the Holy Grail, to his son. The Nazis are also in search of the Holy Grail and consequently of course also in search of Professor Henry Jones' diary. They are holding him imprisoned in a castle on the border with Austria. Indiana tries to free his father, he succeeds, and together they are go off in search of the Holy Grail. At the end of the movie the two Jones', Marcus Brody (owner and curator of a museum, and lifelong friend) and Sallah (Egyptian digger and friend) travel to the Canyon of the Crescent Moon where the temple where the Holy Grail is situated. There the friends are caught by waiting Nazis. To find the Grail one must endure some perilous trials. All those who have tried before have paid for their failure with their lives. The Nazi Donovan shoots Henry Jones and he is mortally wounded. Only the Grail can save him. Indiana faces the deadly trials….

The second test is interesting as it concerns the Divine Name…






Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by Robert Watts
Executive producers: George Lucas, Frank Marshall
Story: George Lucas, Menno Meyjes
Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott,
Julian Glover, River Phoenix, John Rhys-Davies.
Studio: Lucasfilm Ltd.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures



The aim of quotation: the quotations are in support of the fact that even in our present day the Divine Name is well-known and used. It is particular interesting to see here that in Latin the character J is not used. It is replaced in Latin by I. Jehovah becomes therefore in Latin Iehova (h) or Iehovae.



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