One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, is attempting to unite the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his nation against enemy attacks.
Resentful, the prophet Samuel relays a message from God to the battle-worn King Saul, decrying that he destroy one of Israel's ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will rip the kingdom of Israel away from him and choose someone else in his place.
Over time, Saul realizes that his greatest threat is not his enemies, but from the young, resourceful shepherd, David. All three men end up on a collision course that stands to change the world.
Many of these Bible-based melodramas feel grubby and cheesy.