From the National Geographic Channel website:
Rivals of JesusRivals of Jesus [TV-PG]Thursday, December 21, 2006, at 12P
NGC examines those competing faiths and rival prophets that challenged early Christianity, such "lost" Messiahs as Mithras, Simon Magus, and Apollonius of Tyana. Some of these Messiahs and their faiths were once more popular than Christianity but their beliefs and practices were borrowed from the growing Christian movement. With historical re-enactments and interviews with Biblical scholars, theologians and historians, Rivals of Jesus presents a lost chapter of religious history.
Total Run Time ~ Approx 50 mins.