–1. Also called SHAUL

.King of Edom Ge 36:37,38; 1Ch 1:48,49

–2. King of Israel

.A Benjamite, son of Kish 1Sa 9:1,2

.Sons of 1Ch 8:33

.His personal appearance 1Sa 9:2; 10:23

.Made king of Israel 1Sa 9; 10; 11:12-15; Ho 13:11

.Lives at Gibeah of Saul 1Sa 14:2; 15:34; Isa 10:29

.Defeats the Philistines 1Sa 13; 14:46,52

.Strikes the Amalekites 1Sa 15

.Is reproved by Samuel for usurping the priestly functions 1Sa 13:11-14

.Samuel rebukes him for disobedience by not exterminating the Amalekites; the loss of his kingdom is foretold 1Sa 15

.Dedicates the spoils of war 1Sa 15:21-25; 1Ch 26:28

.Sends messengers to Jesse, asking that David be sent to him as a musician and an armor-bearer 1Sa 16:17-23

.Defeats the Philistines after Goliath is killed by David 1Sa 17

.His jealousy of David; gives his daughter, Michal, to David to be his wife; becomes David’ s enemy 1Sa 18

.Tries to kill David; Jonathan intercedes and incurs his father’ s displeasure; David’ s loyalty to Jonathan; Saul’ s temporary remorse; prophesies 1Sa 19

.Hears Doeg against Ahimelech, and kills the priest and his family. pursues David to wilderness of Ziph; the Ziphites betray David to 1Sa 23

.Pursues David to En-gedi 1Sa 24:1-6

.His life spared by David 1Sa 24:5-8

.Saul’ s contrition for his bad faith 1Sa 24:16-22

.David is again betrayed to, by the Ziphites; Saul pursues him to the hill of Hachilah; his life spared again by David; his confession, and his blessing upon David 1Sa 26

.Kills the Gibeonites; crime avenged by the death of seven of his sons 2Sa 21:1-9

.His kingdom invaded by Philistines; seeks counsel of the witch of En-dor, who foretells his own death 1Sa 28:3-25; 29:1

.Is defeated, and is killed with some of his sons 1Sa 31

.Their bodies exposed in Beth-shan; rescued by the people of Jabesh and burned; bones of, buried under a tree at Jabesh 1Sa 31; with 2Sa 1; 2; 1Ch 10

.His death is a judgment on account of his sins 1Ch 10:13

–3. Of Tarsus


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