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Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites (2003)

In 586 B.C., the Babylonians lead almost all that remains of the tribe of Judah - the Israelites - to exile in Babylon. Only a few generations earlier, the northern tribes of the Israelites... See full summary »

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Jake Borowski ...
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Glenn Hoeffner ...
Moses
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Benjamin Mueller ...
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Channing Swift ...
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In 586 B.C., the Babylonians lead almost all that remains of the tribe of Judah - the Israelites - to exile in Babylon. Only a few generations earlier, the northern tribes of the Israelites were taken into exile and vanished forever. Now the Judeans, too, seem destined to disappear. They fight back, however, by writing a book. Using Judean stories from the past to explain present disastrous situations, the book becomes the earliest edition of the most influential work in history: the Bible. This episode introduces the early and profoundly influential figures of Judaism: Abraham, who is the first to recognize the concept of one God; Moses, who receives the Ten Commandments from God; and David, whose sins teach the Israelites that no one is above the law of God. Written by Anonymous

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Empires: Kingdom of David - The Saga of the Israelites  »

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4 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This DVD offers a refreshingly academic yet compelling story of the Israelites. Some may say it is not objective, but I suspect they have their own religious agenda. The production value is also high. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who enjoys learning about the dramatic history of this religious and cultural community. I own this DVD so I can watch it over and over again. I have a keen interest in various religions and have seen many documentaries on Jewish topics. I think the Empires series truly excels at telling rich, long, complicated histories such as this. Viewers may need to be somewhat sophisticated to appreciate the effort and academic content, however.


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