Saul Biography

King, Biblical Figure, Military Leader(1000 BCE–1100 BCE)
Saul was best known as the first King of Israel circa 1046 BC.


Saul was a King and biblical figure born circa 1076 BC in the land of Benjamin in Israel. He became the first King of Israel circa 1046 BC where he united tribes and defeated enemies such as the Ammonites, Philistines, Moabites, and Amalekites. After disobeying God, elder Samuel anointed David as his replacement circa 1019 BC. Jealous of being pushed aside and the accolades bestowed upon David for slaying Goliath, Saul made several failed attempts to take David’s life. Saul died circa 1004 BC.

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