With the support of the Philistines, David turns his bandit gang
into a disciplined mercenary force. After Saul's death fighting
David's patrons in battle at Mt Gilboa, David is made king of the
southern tribes, but not the northern.
About the Podcast
A layman's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, and the development of Christianity through to the death of Paul. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!) Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce! Episodes are released every third Sunday.