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The History Channel premiered, on March3rd, the first episode of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s The Bible. The epic docudrama was received by 14.8 million viewers.

In episode two Joshua conquers Jericho; Delilah betrays Samson as the Israelites battle the Philistines; Samuel anoints David king, a move that could throw the nation into civil war; Saul is consumed with jealousy when David defeats Goliath; King David ushers in a golden age for Israel, but is soon seduced by power and lust for Bathsheba; God forgives David, and his son, Solomon, builds God’s temple in Jerusalem.

Click here to watch a sneak peek of Episode 2 airing Sunday, March 10th.

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