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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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Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson
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Credited cast:
F. Murray Abraham ... (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... (voice)
Jake Borowski Jake Borowski ... Student
Keith David ... Narrator (voice)
Glenn Hoeffner Glenn Hoeffner ... Moses
Jeremy Irons ... (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... (voice)
Ben Maccabee ... Roman Soldier (as Benjamin Maccabee)
Benjamin Mueller Benjamin Mueller ... The Glass Blowers Son
Blythe Mueller Blythe Mueller ... Jewish Child
Molly Mueller Molly Mueller ... Jewish Woman
Channing Swift Channing Swift ... Archer
Teresa Swift Teresa Swift ... Villager
Tony Voci ... Roman Soldier
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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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USA

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English

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2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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$200,000 (estimated)
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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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