Who was Saul in the Bible?

Saul, as told in the Bible, was the original ruler of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah. His reign is historically set in the late 11th century BC and designated a development from a tribal society to statehood.

Saul was chosen by the prophet Samuel and ruled from Gibeah. He fell on his blade (committing suicide) to evade capture in the fight versus the Philistines at Mount Gilboa, during which three of his sons were also murdered. The next ruler of his throne was challenged by Ish-bosheth, his only surviving son, and his son-in-law David, who ultimately won control.

Discover the many Bible verses about Saul in this collection of scripture quotes!