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Category: Biblical People
Shaul (shaul), KJV twice Saul (so[l). [Heb. Shaul, â€œasked for.â€ The name occurs in Phoenician inscriptions, and as Sauli in cuneiform documents.]
1.Â Â Â A king of Edom, originating from Rehoboth on the Euphrates (Gen 36:37; 1 Chr 1:48).
2.Â Â Â A son of Simeon by a Canaanite woman (Gen 46:10; Ex 6:15; 1 Chr 4:24), and founder of a tribal family, the Shaulites (shauliÂts) [Heb. ShaulÃ©] (Num 26:12, 13).
3.Â Â Â A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr 6:24), considered by some to be identical with Joel, an ancestor of Samuel (v 36).
Horn, Siegfried H., Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary, (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association) 1979.