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Household of Saul
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Saul, King of Israel
Saul, King of Israel (שָׁאוּל‎, sha'ul). First king of Israel; reigned around 1050–1010 bc (1 Sam 9:1–11:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Saul (Person)
SAUL (PERSON) [Heb šāʾûl (שָׁאוּל)]. Two persons in the Bible bear this name. The first, Saul, son of Kish, became the first king of Israel (1 Samuel 9–31); he is the subject of this entry. The second, Saul of Tarsus, is discussed under the entry on PAUL.A. Name and Family BackgroundB. The Saulide
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Saul
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Saul
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
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
Saul
SAUL1. Saul of Shaul of Rehoboth, one of the early kings of Edom (Gen 36:37–38; 1 Chr 1:48–49).2. The son of Kish of the tribe of Benjamin, the first king of Israel. Since the days of Moses God had governed Israel through the priests and judges specially endowed with power and ability. When Samuel,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Saul
SAUL (Heb. šā’ûl, ‘asked’, i.e. of God). 1. King of ancient Edom, from Rehoboth (Gn. 36:37). 2. A son of Simeon (Gn. 46:10; Ex. 6:15; Nu. 26:13).3. First king of Israel, son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin. The story of Saul occupies most of 1 Sa. (chs. 9–31) and depicts one of the most pathetic
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Saul
Saul (Heb. šāʾûl)A Benjaminite, the son of Kish from the town of Gibeah, who became the first king of Israel. His story begins with his anointing by the prophet Samuel in 1 Sam. 9 and ends with his death by his own hand in 2 Sam. 1.The story of Saul as it now stands incorporates traditions with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Saul
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,
Saul of Tarsus
SAUL OF TARSUS The Jewish name of Paul, who was born in Tarsus. As with King Saul in the Old Testament, he belonged to the tribe of Benjamin (Rom 11:1; Phil 3:5).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Saul
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,
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