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Saul

masc. proper name, Biblical first king of Israel, from Latin Saul, from Hebrew Shaul, literally "asked for," passive participle of sha'al "he asked for."

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Definitions of Saul from WordNet

Saul (n.)
(Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines);
Saul (n.)
(New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle;
Synonyms: Paul / Saint Paul / St. Paul / Apostle Paul / Paul the Apostle / Apostle of the Gentiles / Saul of Tarsus
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