THE BIBLE UNEARTHED: THE MAKING OF A RELIGION -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
Everything is telling us that we're dealing with a strong and powerful king,
a king who had at his fingertips the resources to build an incredible palace.
So we're looking at a very powerful kingdom,
a very strong king.
[Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University] What places like Samaria and Megiddo tell us -- when we look at the palaces at those places -- is very clear.
The kingdom that was the richest and the strongest, and the best connected internationally, was the northern kingdom, Israel.
While Judah, to the south, was small, poor and marginal.