THE BIBLE UNEARTHED: THE MAKING OF A RELIGION -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
There was a David. The question is not whether there was a David or there was not a David. The question is whether the kingdom of David was a great empire.
[Narrator] The Bible clearly refers to an empire which it describes as a huge territory with Jerusalem at its center.
With much ceremony, King David transferred the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and thereby made it the capital of the kingdom. Therefore, King David really did exist. There is no doubt about it. He reigned in the 10th century B.C.
But was his kingdom the vast empire described in the Bible?
Our investigation will continue in Jerusalem, the city of David, as it is referred to in the Biblical text.
Jerusalem is an unusual city which has been destroyed and rebuilt many times.
IT IS A LIVING CITY, a difficult terrain for archaeologists.