Jesus (also known as The Jesus Film) is a 1979 American Biblical drama film directed by Peter Sykes and John Krish, and produced by John Heyman. In Jesus, the life of Jesus Christ is depicted, primarily using the Gospel of Luke as the main basis for the story. A voice-over narration is featured sporadically throughout the film, providing background information on characters and events.


During the days of Emperor Augustus and King Herod the Great, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel who tells her that she will give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. Later, Mary visits Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, who tells her that she is the most blessed of women and that her child is blessed.

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    contentLocation ancient Near East ancient Rome
    director John Krish Peter Sykes
    genre drama
    keywords annunciation anoint anointing of jesus apostle apostles in the new testament ascend ascension of jesus augustus beatitude bethlehem bethsaida betray calvary capernaum capture commands them to go and make disciples of all nations condemn crucify denial of peter devil elijah elizabeth emperor exorcise exorcism of the gerasene demoniac feed feeding the multitude force gabriel garden of gethsemane gerasa gethsemane god golden rule golgotha good samaritan heal heaven help herod antipas herod the great his father holy spirit jam jerusalem jesus jesus is born john john the apostle john the baptist jordan river joseph joseph of arimathea judas iscariot king herod last supper little girl love mary magdalene matthew matthew the apostle moses nativity of jesus parable of the good samaritan parable of the pharisee and the tax collector parable of the sower parable of the tenants parable of the wicked husbandmen passover peter peter denies knowing jesus pharisee pharisee and the publican pontius pilate raising of jairus' daughter resurrect roman emperor saint joseph saint peter satan sea of galilee second temple simeon simon simon of cyrene simon the pharisee son of god susanna tax collector teach tells her temple tempt temptation of christ the great commission tiberius transfiguration of jesus transfigure visit visitation wrongdoing zaccheus
    musicBy Nachum Heiman
    producer John Heyman
    productionCompany Genesis Project
    publisher Warner Bros.
    theme biographical epic