• Saul (3/3)

    Saul (3/3)

    Saul’s second test concerning the Amalekites has been likened to a ‘final exam’ that would determine his fate once and for all.1 The Task given to Saul was to ‘devote to destruction’ the Amalekites and all […]

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  • Saul (Part 2)

    Saul (Part 2)

    Where did Saul go wrong? A good starting place is the divine criteria for successful kingship in the law in Deuteronomy 17:14-20. Saul’s failure is not immediately obvious from the prohibitions there. Saul was chosen […]

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  • Saul (Part 1)

    Saul (Part 1)

    The story of Saul—of his elevation to the kingship followed by his long, slow demise—occupies some 25 chapters of 1 and 2 Samuel. Few people in the Bible have their life recounted in more detail. […]

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