Historic Jesus
John the Baptist

These scenes were filmed on location in the wilderness of Judea and on the east bank of the River Jordan, the very area where John preached and baptized. The scene where Jesus walks through the crowd and enters the water was filmed from the point of view of those experiencing the moment. By the time we first see his face, we are sensing the same thing John feels in the scene, though ordinary in appearance and in His simple tradesman's dress, this is no mere man.