Jacobs Ladder: Episodes 12 – 13: David

DVD Release: December 28, 2004
Jacobs Ladder: Episodes 12 – 13: David


Episode 12: “David on the Run”—King Saul wants David dead but failed to have him killed on the battlefield. In his madness, Saul throws a spear at David while listening to him play his lute. Episode 13: “A New King”—King Saul pursues David, who is hiding in a cave. When the king unknowingly walks into the cave David is hiding in, David has the opportunity to kill him and needs to make a difficult choice.

Dove Review

The Jacob’s Ladder series continues to follow the inspiring story of a young King David, showing what he had to endure before becoming a king of Israel. In these episodes, titled “David on the Run” and “A New King,” we see the events leading up to David’s crowning as king.

David survives Saul’s plot to kill him, and endures while King Saul allows another man to sleep with David’s wife. David’s path to the throne is difficult and full of battles and danger. King Saul, in his desperation to see David killed, seeks out a woman of divination. He has the woman contact the deceased prophet Samuel and asks about his own future. Saul does not like Samuel’s answer.

We are pleased to award these episodes our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+. This live-action series brings the Biblical past back to life!

Content Description

Sex: Mentioned that Saul allowed another man to sleep with David's wife.
Language: None
Violence: Saul tries to kill David; Saul throws spear in anger; fight without blood; man is shoved; temple burned; battle; punching and fighting.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Witch uses her powers to contact the departed Samuel; tension between characters; king is deceitful and plans murder.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Billy Engel
Director: Billy Engel
Producer: Billy Engel
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter