Household of Saul
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
First king of Israel; reigned around 1050–1010 bc (1 Sam 9:1–11:15).
Lexham Bible Dictionary
The most advanced Bible Dictionary
The most advanced Bible dictionary as a part of Biblia Plus, which includes everything you need to take your Bible study to the next level. For less than $1 a week, you'll get devotionals, Bible study guides, thematic studies, and much more!
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Saul. Name meaning “asked”, with the implication being “asked of God.” A name with a usage extending far back into prebiblical times, it is attested in third millennium texts from Tell Mardikh in Syria (ancient Ebla), and appears also to have been used in the second millennium in the city of Ugarit on
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SAUL Name meaning “asked,” with the implication being “asked of God.” A name with a usage extending far back into prebiblical times, it is attested in third-millennium texts from Tell Mardikh in Syria (ancient Ebla) and appears also to have been used in the second millennium in the city of Ugarit on
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Saul (sawl).1 A Benjaminite from the mountain village of Gibeah who became Israel’s first king. According to biblical tradition Saul was divinely appointed in response to a popular demand for a king, but he was not long in favor with God, who rejected him for disobedience. He spent much of his reign
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
SAUL (Hebrew, “the one asked for”) The first king of Israel. Saul was anointed king by Samuel (1 Sam 10:1), although ultimately he lost God’s favor through disobedience. Saul was the son of Kish and a member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Sam 10:21). His sons were Jonathan, Ish-bosheth (or Ishbaal), Malchishua,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Saul (desired), more accurately Shaul.1. One of the early kings of Edom, and successor of Samlah. Gen. 36:37, 38; 1 Chron. 1:48. (b.c. after 1450.)2. The first king of Israel, the son of Kish, and of the tribe of Benjamin. (b.c. 1095–1055.) His character is in part illustrated by the fierce, wayward,