The BEST episodes of Jesus: His Life

Every episode of Jesus: His Life ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Jesus: His Life!

An epic retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. A new portrayal of the Messiah is explored in the greatest depth ever, in this brand-new exclusive series: Jesus: His Life. Part drama, part documentary, this eight-episode series explores the life and times of Jesus Christ through the stories told by the people in his life who were closest to him. Each chapter is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

Last Updated: 4/3/2024Network: HistoryStatus: Ended
Caiaphas: The Raising of Lazarus
53 votes

#1 - Caiaphas: The Raising of Lazarus

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/1/2019

Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem and religious leader of the Jewish people, faces an impossible dilemma. Caught between determination to preserve his faith and the repressive might of Rome, Caiaphas must judge how great a provocation Jesus of Nazareth might pose. Jesus' astonishing raising of Lazarus from the dead marks a turning point. Afraid that Jesus could prompt an uprising and possible brutal retaliation from Rome's prefect, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas decides Jesus must be stopped.

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Mary: The First Miracles
62 votes

#2 - Mary: The First Miracles

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/1/2019

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is torn between wanting to protect her son and letting him go to fulfill his sacrificial destiny when the time is right; until Jesus is thirty, only she and Joseph know his mysterious mission. Jesus performs his first public miracle at her request at the Wedding Feast of Cana. But as Jesus’ work becomes public, he puts his life–and that of his family–in increasing danger. When Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath in Capernaum, he enrages the authorities and reaches an important crossroad.

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John the Baptist: The Mission
72 votes

#3 - John the Baptist: The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/2019

Some thirty years after Jesus is born, his life intersects with that of John the Baptist, a radical preaching in the desert against Judea’s rulers, including Herod’s son, Herod Antipas. John baptizes Jesus, starting his divine mission, but loses his own life, beheaded in a famous conflict with Herod Antipas’s step-daughter, Salome.

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Peter: The Resurrection
37 votes

#4 - Peter: The Resurrection

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2019

A simple fisherman, Peter was Jesus' most devoted disciple, his "rock". But when a frightened Peter disavows Jesus three times during Jesus' arrest, Peter despairs. The resurrected Jesus appears to Peter and restores him by commanding him to spread his gospel, and Peter takes on that mission, becoming perhaps the most important of Jesus' disciples.

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Judas: The Betrayal
44 votes

#5 - Judas: The Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/8/2019

His name a synonym for traitor even to this day, Judas is known as the devoted disciple who ultimately betrays Jesus. What prompted one of Jesus' closest friends to turn on him remains one of the Bible's great mysteries, one explored as Jesus and his disciples enter Jerusalem for Passover and what will become the Last Supper.

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Pilate: The Trial
40 votes

#6 - Pilate: The Trial

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/8/2019

Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, has to make a decision about a troublesome preacher called Jesus. As pressure builds to execute Jesus, Pilate's wife, inspired by a prophetic nightmare, urges him to leave Jesus alone. Instead, Pilate sends him away to be crucified, and publicly washes his hands of responsibility.

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Mary Magdalene: The Crucifixion
41 votes

#7 - Mary Magdalene: The Crucifixion

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/15/2019

Cured of "seven demons" by Jesus, Mary Magdalene is among his best-known female followers. With his mother, Mary Magdalene witnesses the torment of the crucifixion at the foot of the cross. But her faith is rewarded the most when she is the first to witness the seemingly unbelievable: His resurrection.

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Joseph: The Nativity
98 votes

#8 - Joseph: The Nativity

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/25/2019

The Roman Empire occupies the land of Judea in a time of turbulent unrest, as a simple craftsman named Joseph faces a personal test of faith in the small town of Nazareth, when his fiancee Mary tells him she is expecting a child, who is the Son of God. Joseph vows to love and protect his son Jesus through many dangers: his birth in Bethlehem, the visit of the Magi, and the flight to Egypt to escape death at the hands of mad King Herod.

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