Saul

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See also: Saül, Saúl, and saul

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From Hebrew שאול ‎(asked for).

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Saul

  1. The first king of Israel in the Old Testament
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Samuel-Chapter-16/#23 1 Samuel 16:23:
      And it came to pass, that when the evil spirit of God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
  2. The original name of Apostle Paul in the New Testament.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Acts 13:9::
      Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.
  3. A male given name.
    • 2000, Peter Abrahams, Crying Wolf, Ballantine Books (ISBN 9780345442611)
      “You got an uncle named Saul?” “I never mentioned him?” “What are you saying —you got some Jewish guy for an uncle?” “He's not Jewish. It's just a name they have back in the old country.”

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Saul f

  1. alternate form of sawol

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Saul m

  1. (biblical) Saul (first king of Israel)