Throughout the movie, characters speak in Aramaic. However, this particular form of Aramaic is the Syrian variant, spoken in that region in during the VII and VIII centuries and not the I century Palestinian form, which is what people in the times of Jesus would have spoken.
At one point, as Christ is carrying the cross, one can see a number of large squashes in the background (soon after his mother talks to him). This is not possible as they were imported to Europe only after the discovery of America.
When Jesus is being whipped, one soldier is counting the whiplashes, he counts on Latin and counts to 30 or more. And then he mispronounces numbers 28 and 29 while he pronounces 18 and 19 correctly. He is supposed to say 'duodetriginta' (28) and 'undetriginta' (29) but he says 'vigintiocto'....
While Pontius and his soldiers speak Latin, you can hear wrong pronunciations. They tend to say 'fachere', 'dichere', 'fachit' while they are supposed to say 'fatsere', 'ditsere', 'fatsit' or 'fakere', 'dikere', 'fakit'.
The sadistic lead Roman soldier's teeth are bad and yellow during the flogging scenes, are white and perfect along the route to Golgotha as Jesus is carrying the cross and then are bad and yellow again during the crucifixion scene.
In two different scenes a Bactrian (two-humped) camel can be seen in the background. Bactrian camels are used in Mongolia and China. In the Middle East, especially in this time period, dromedaries would have been used.
Just after Jesus' appearance in front of Herod, Pontius Pilatus claims he is putting down rebellions in Judea for eleven years. Actually, he was prefect (not procurator)of Judea from 26 AD to 36 or 37 AD, i.e. 10 or 11 years. If Jesus was put to death in the more probable 30 AD, he was in Judea for only four years ; and seven years if we retain the more traditional 33 AD.
In the scene related to the woman caught in adultery, it shows her with wounds from being struck with stones. However, in the Bible, Jesus confronts the people who accuse and says, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone". The woman was never stoned because the people walked away due to their consciences.
As always, differences with the written source material, especially relating to artistic decisions, are not counted as goofs. Historical inaccuracies are similarly exempt, especially when caused by reliance on sectarian traditions or Renaissance/Baroque art.
Satan is seen moving through the crowd while Jesus is being beaten. Jesus is the only one who is supposed to be able to see Satan, however, one man in the crowd follows Satan with his eyes as Satan moves past him.
Jesus' arm is dislocated in order to make his hand reach the nail hole, meaning that his arms should be fully extended and straight at all times. However on almost all shots of him on the cross, his body sags forward with his arms bent at an almost 90 degree angle.
Jesus' computer-generated brown eyes sometimes fade into Jim Caviezel's blue ones. This happens when Jesus is taken at Gethsemane, and again after Jesus has first taken the cross on his shoulders (before the shot with the donkeys and palm leaves in the background).
No matter what Judas does, he cannot hurt or stop Satan's demon children who begin to harass him. Yet, as Judas is being chased by the children along a sandy stretch on a small hill, Judas scoops up a fistful of dirt and throws it back at the demons. One of the child actors is hit head on by this spray of dirt and is almost stopped dead in his tracks.