THE BIBLE UNEARTHED: THE MAKING OF A RELIGION -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
It is followed by the story of Samuel, which is the introduction to the history of kingship. Samuel will be the one to choose first Saul and then David as the king of Israel.
[Narrator] David. The Biblical text presents David as a herder who was anointed by God. Hence the word moshiach, or messiah in Hebrew: the anointed one.
But did David really exist? Many doubt it.
An inscription discovered at Tel Dan provides the answer.
It refers to a king of Damascus whose defeated enemies included Ahaziah, king of the house of David.
[Israel Finkelstein] So this is one of the strongest proof for the historicity of David.