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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.
Samuel the Prophet, Samuel the Judge, Saul, First King of Israel, War with the Philistines, War with Amalek
A biblical history of the Jews
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.
Michal was elevated to a position of great privilege and earned David's ire by rebuking him for what she considered unbecoming behavior for a monarch.
Learn about the life and impact of Jacob's beloved, youngest son.
Careful scrutiny of the text (and the Midrashic subtext) reveals that some of these heroes lived with life-altering disabilities
David had a tumultous, yet ultimately triumphant life. He was the progenitor of a royal dynasty chosen by G‑d, but he suffered mightily from strife, especially at the hand of those closest to him.
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