The BEST Episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019

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.

The Spirit Arrives

#1 - The Spirit Arrives

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.09
117 votes
The Wrath

#2 - The Wrath

Season 1 - Episode 4

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
112 votes
Rise Up

#3 - Rise Up

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.07
84 votes
The Persecution

#4 - The Persecution

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.07
85 votes
The Abomination

#5 - The Abomination

Season 1 - Episode 12

star 8.04
84 votes
Brothers in Arms

#6 - Brothers in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.02
85 votes
The Visit

#7 - The Visit

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.01
80 votes
The First Martyr

#8 - The First Martyr

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.98
98 votes
The Body is Gone

#9 - The Body is Gone

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.96
150 votes
The Road to Damascus

#10 - The Road to Damascus

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.93
87 votes
Saul's Return

#11 - Saul's Return

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.85
81 votes
The Tomb is Open

#12 - The Tomb is Open

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.84
193 votes