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Saul

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(a) (d. 877 BCE) A righteous member of the Tribe of Benjamin. Anointed by Samuel as the first Israelite king in 880 BCE. When he failed to destroy Amalek as commanded by G-d, Samuel anointed David in his stead. Overcome with jealousy, Saul pursued David until he himself was killed in battle by the Philistines. (b) A common Jewish name.

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Entry for 'Saul'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/s/saul.html. 2012.

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