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Saul, first king of Israel (1000 B.C.). The son of Kish of the tribe of Benjamin, he was annotated by Samuel after the tribes decided to unite under a king. His reign was generally successful, but he killed himself after a defeat by the Philistines. His rival, David, succeeded him. (1 Sam,10–31.)

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