Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites - The Book and the Sword
PBS Empires Special May 14, 2003
Ezra reads the Bible to illiterate Judeans in 458 B.C.; the Maccabees defend their religious freedom.
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites tells the epic story of the Jews and the creation of the world's first and most profoundly influential monotheistic religion. The stories of the patriarch Abraham, the liberator Moses, the poet-king David and his son Solomon all come to life in the dramatic tale of loss and triumph that shaped humanity's basic moral struggle for more than three millennia.