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Saul in Wikipedia
Saul (Hebrew: שָׁאוּל, Modern Sha'ul Tiberian Šāʼûl ; "asked
for"; Arabic: طالوت, Ṭālūt; Greek: Σαούλ Saoul; Latin: Saul)
(1079 - 1007 BC) was the first king of the united Kingdom of
Israel (reigned 1047 - 1007) according to the Hebrew Bible. He
was anointed by the prophet Samuel and reigned from Gibeah. He
committed suicide during a battle with the Philistines at
Mount Gilboa, during which three of his sons were also killed.
The succession to his throne was contested by Ish-bosheth, his
only surviving son, and David, who eventually prevailed.
The main account of Saul's life and reign is found in the
Books of Samuel...