Saul


Saul
1) The first king of Israel. He came from the tribe of Benjamin, and was probably chosen as king on account of his military leadership (1 Sam. 14:47–8). There are two accounts in 1 Sam. of the institution of the monarchy; in one Saul is well regarded, but in the second he is overshadowed by the prophet Samuel and loses God's favour, which is transferred to David. The main enemies during Saul's reign were the Philistines, who were defeated at Michmash (1 Sam. 14:31). In later life Saul was tormented by an evil spirit and obsessed by jealousy and suspicion, and he visited his hatred on David. In the feud that developed between them, David twice spared Saul's life (1 Sam. 24:6). On Mount Gilboa Saul died in battle (he fell on his own sword, 1 Sam. 31:4), along with his son Jonathan (1 Sam. 31:2), who had been the close friend of David (2 Sam. 1:26).
2) The Hebrew name of Paul [[➝ Paul, the Apostle]] of Tarsus.

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  • SAUL — (Heb. שָׁאוּל; asked, requested, lent (by the Lord) ), the first king of Israel (c. 1029–1005 B.C.E.); son of Kish from the tribe of Benjamin (I Sam. 9:1, 21). Saul s home was in Gibeah (ibid. 10:26), i.e., Gibeath Benjamin, also known as Gibeath …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Saul — (שאול המלך) (or Sha ul) (Arabic: طالوت ,Tālūt) () and Michal was returned as wife to David. Ish bosheth reigned for two years and was killed by two of his own captains ( and bibleverse nb|1|Samuel|12:1 5|HE) Desiring to be like other nations,… …   Wikipedia

  • Saul — • First King of Israel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Saul     Saul     † Catholic Encyclop …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saul — Saül (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Personnage biblique 2 Prénom 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saül — Saül …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • saul — saul; saul·ie; saul·teur; …   English syllables

  • Saul — Saul, n. Same as {Sal}, the tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saul — Saul, n. Soul. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saul — (hebr. Scha ul, »der Erbetene«), erster König von Israel (1080–58, nach andrer Zeitrechnung 1055–33 v. Chr.), Sohn Kis aus Gibea im Stamme Benjamin. Ausgezeichnet durch stattlichen Wuchs, tapfer und mutig, ward er, als das Volk eine monarchische… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Saul — masc. proper name, Biblical first king of Israel, from L. Saul, from Heb. Shaul, lit. asked for, passive part. of sha al he asked for …   Etymology dictionary

  • Saul — Saȕl (Šaȕl) m DEFINICIJA bibl. prvi izraelski kralj, ljubomoran na Davidove pobjede pokušao ga ubiti, Samuel ga prokleo; prema predaji ranjen u borbi, ubio se bacivši se na mač …   Hrvatski jezični portal


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