“Jesus: His Life” to premiere on History Mon. March 25, 2019, 8/7c

Jesus his life

Jesus: His Life is an epic eight-episode series following Jesus’ life from before birth to after his resurrection. Each episode tells the extraordinary story of Jesus through the eyes of those closest to him. These various first-person points of view allow viewers of the program to discover Jesus as both his disciples and detractors discovered him, and to witness these individuals as they wrestled with whether or not to believe this teacher from Nazareth’s message and who he was claiming to be.

The show premieres Monday, March 25 at 8/7c on History. History will air two episodes of Jesus: His Life back-to-back on each of the following nights:

Monday, March 25 @ 8/7c — Joseph: The Nativity and John the Baptist: The Mission
Monday, April 1 @ 8/7c
Monday, April 8 @ 8/7c
Monday, April 15 @ 8/7c

You can watch trailers and a sneak peek of the first episode at History.com.

You can also follow the show on social media at the following locations:

Facebook: Facebook.com/HISTORY
Twitter: #JesusHisLife
Instagram: @History

Please tune in!


3 Responses

  1. Hello. As an historian I really do have to take the History Channel out to the barn on this one (and maybe you as well ;-)!). I will agree that there was a reformer named Joshua who was a peripatetic teacher/preacher in the early years of the Common Era. It was an era of change in Judaism. The destruction of the Herodian Temple in the 7th decade by Vespasian’s son Titus put a final end to temple practice; therefore, hastening the development of rabbinic Judaism. Most of the stuff they are trying to “sell” here, however, looks to be the stuff of faith — not the stuff of history. (Yes, I do go postal when people still use BC and AD. Their use should be banned from ALL academic writing and good documentaries.) However, we both know the so-called biographies (gospels) were written at least 2-3 decades after Joshua’s supposed death. The reason that I just used “supposed” just now is because of the tendency of people to believe all the intervening stories, no matter what. Did some of these people really exist — or had they already died? It doesn’t make a better story if Mary had already died, which was more probable than not. Why do people leave their brains behind when they read these stories? They are Sacred LITERATURE, not History. In other words, they are Sacred Lies (Myths) which have a completely different meaning than being a mere biography, much deeper and more convoluted.

  2. You should read some of the pre-reviews of the early episodes. This is precisely what some of the confessional reviewers are accusing me of saying IN the show. You should watch. :)

  3. I like what you said in the show about the Pharisees not being the bad guys portrayed in the redacted NT accounts. However I take issue with Mary’s garrulous selfdialogue. All we know is she kept these things in her heart and mind and pondered them. And also that James is portrayed as oppositional to Jesus’ perusing his ministry. Also ridiculous is the supposition that John had not met his mother’s nephew and hiscousinJesus until Jesus was 30 years old. I like what Ben worthungton said. I’ve been reading his articles for years. But I hate the damage done to the story by all the conjecture of this History channel production.

    Btw you’re doing a nice job as editor of BAR.

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