The BEST Episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Network: NBC

As most of the world knows, the Crucifixion was only the beginning of the story. The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Watch as the disciples struggle to survive and share their beliefs, guiding us from the sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and beyond.

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Rise Up

#1 - Rise Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

James confronts Caiaphas and wins concessions for the disciples. The Zealot army grows but their Ethiopian backer turns to Jesus. When Peter resurrects Tabitha many more are drawn to His message.

star 8.28
117 votes
Brothers in Arms

#2 - Brothers in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 7, 2015

Saul preaches in Jerusalem and Caiaphas is enraged. James the Just comes to help Peter tackle Caiaphas. The Zealots and Ethiopians plot against Rome.

star 8.23
119 votes
The Spirit Arrives

#3 - The Spirit Arrives

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2015

Zealot revolutionaries try to assassinate Pilate during the festival of Pentecost. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the disciples start to preach the Gospel. Caiaphas arrests Peter and John.

star 8.12
127 votes
The Persecution

#4 - The Persecution

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2015

Having failed to silence the disciples, Caiaphas is challenged for the position of High Priest. He authorizes Saul to begin a bitter campaign of persecution against Jesus' followers.

star 8.11
97 votes
Saul's Return

#5 - Saul's Return

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2015

Emperor Caligula demands that his statue be placed in the Temple. Pilate and Caiaphas know such desecration will cause rebellion. Saul returns a changed man.

star 8.10
115 votes
The Wrath

#6 - The Wrath

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2015

Pilate avenges the murder of a Roman soldier with mass crucifixions. Caiaphas fails to convict Peter and John. The church grows, attracting some with impure intentions who are punished by the Holy Spirit.

star 8.09
122 votes
The Abomination

#7 - The Abomination

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

star 8.04
118 votes
The Body is Gone

#8 - The Body is Gone

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2015

Jesus' tomb is empty. Pilate and Caiaphas believe the disciples stole the body and search in vain to find it. The disciples flee to Galilee where Jesus gives them their mission.

star 8.01
163 votes
The First Martyr

#9 - The First Martyr

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2015

Pilate closes in on the Zealot assassin and the disciples stand trial again. Stephen speaks out against the temple and pays the ultimate price.

star 8.01
109 votes
The Visit

#10 - The Visit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2015

Saul's persecution intensifies as he targets Peter. Many flee the city, spreading the Word as they go. With Jerusalem in chaos the Roman Emperor arrives to decide Pilate's fate.

star 7.98
89 votes
The Road to Damascus

#11 - The Road to Damascus

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2015

Saul continues to hunt Peter, but has a life changing vision on the road to Damascus. When Claudia's nightmares come true, Pilate's fate takes a turn for the worse.

star 7.91
96 votes
The Tomb is Open

#12 - The Tomb is Open

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2015

Peter and the disciples experience their darkest hour in the premiere of this miniseries that dramatizes the impact of Christ's death on his disciples and the era's political and religious leaders.

star 7.90
231 votes