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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.
David the Shepherd, David and Goliath, Saul's Jealousy, Jonathan's Loyalty, David in Exile, Death of King Saul
Samuel the Prophet, Samuel the Judge, Saul, First King of Israel, War with the Philistines, War with Amalek
A biblical history of the Jews
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 wit...
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.
For an informed reading of I Samuel 20:18–42
Overview Rosh Chodesh has been, throughout all of Jewish history, a day of distinction. In Temple times, a Musaf (additional) sacrifice was brought on this day; today, special prayers and Hallel are added to the daily service. If Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat ...
Psalm 23, written by King David, is a timeless testament to the rock-solid faith of the Jewish people in knowing that G‑d is always with us, protecting and guiding our path.
A commentary on the haftarah of Zachor
The haftarah begins with Samuel the prophet giving G‑d’s command to Shaul to utterly wipe out Amalek.
For an informed reading of I Samuel 15:2–34
The haftarah recounts the story of a time when Amalek was almost eliminated, but not quite entirely.
The period of the judges. The era of the monarchy. King Saul. Saul's pursuit of David. Saul's suicide.
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