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Saul

Saul: (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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Samuel the Prophet, Samuel the Judge, Saul, First King of Israel, War with the Philistines, War with Amalek
David the Shepherd, David and Goliath, Saul's Jealousy, Jonathan's Loyalty, David in Exile, Death of King Saul
History of the Jews: The era of transition in leadership from Judges to Kings, covering the years (from creation) 2830; the birth of Samuel the Prophet through 2892; the end of King Saul and his son’s rein.
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King Saul
G‑d tells the prophet Samuel that the kingship must be removed from King Saul and given to a previously unknown shepherd named David, the son of Jesse. In this class we learn of the tragic and final chapter of Saul’s life, in which he becomes obsessed...
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Samuel the Prophet
Following the passing of Samson, the Jewish people were led by a high priest named Eli, who ministered in the sanctuary in Shiloh. After Eli’s death, the prophet Samuel becomes the leader of the Jewish people, until he anoints Saul as the first king of...
King David: Early Reign A biblical history of the Jews Video RankRankRankRankRankRank
King David: Early Reign
Even after the death of Saul, King David’s leadership is contested. In this class we learn of the many domestic and foreign conflicts that David overcame in the beginning of his rule, as well as the conquest of the future site of the Holy Temple in...
King Saul's humility ultimately led to his downfall.
Laws of Counting Jews Parshat Bamidbar
The prohibition against counting Jews directly, its reasons and applications.
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