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Season 1 Episode 4

David: Giant Slayer

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Against all odds, young David defeats the Philistine giant Goliath. With a single slingshot to the head, David's decisive victory changes the course of Israelite history. While most know David as a popular king, few know of his treachery and his political ambition. Before his legendary duel, the oft-warring tribes of the Israelites finally join together and choose a king for the first time in history... Saul. Saul successfully unites the people, and wages a full-scale war against the dreaded Philistines. After David's defeat of the Philistine Goliath, his popularity soars, causing Saul to believe David has his eyes set on the throne. Repeated assassination attempts on David's life by Saul force David to abandon the Israelites and fight for the Philistines. After Saul is killed in battle against the Philistines, David goes after the throne. A bloody Civil War ensues, and David finally achieves the object of his desire after Godfather-like assassinations and crucifixions of his enemies.moreless

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