It all began with a single stone flung straight and true from his sling. With that one cast, a sheep boy named David stepped from obscurity into scriptured immortality. Examine his life through art, interviews and recent archeological evidence, and discover how a man destined by God to become king almost lost everything from one costly mistake.
"King David" is one of several special entries in the A&E network's "Biography" series. David's humble origins as a shepherd boy are well-known: the Israeli army recruited him to defeat the Philistine giant Goliath with nothing more than a sling shot and a belief in God... and the boy won. But this documentary probes further. David conquered the city of Jerusalem and ruled it as king for four tranquil decades. Later, though, his luck changed for the worse, because he inadvertently put into play several -- and irrevocable -- tragedies. As always, this series draws on artifacts, paintings, location photography, and scholarly interviews to illuminate its subject.
Produced by Filmroos, Inc. for A&E Network.
Additional credits: David M. Frank (series producer); Lionel Friedberg (supervising producer); Bill Harris (A&E director of documentary programming); and Michael Cascio (A&E executive producer).