What does Saul mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saul(noun)

    (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)

  2. Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus(noun)

    (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

    "Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"


  1. Saul(ProperNoun)

    The first king of Israel.

  2. Saul(ProperNoun)

    The original name of Apostle Paul.

  3. Saul(ProperNoun)


  4. Origin: שָׁאוּל "asked for".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saul(noun)


  2. Saul(noun)

    same as Sal, the tree


  1. Saul

    Saul is an oratorio in three acts written by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Charles Jennens. Taken from the 1st Book of Samuel, the story of Saul focuses on the first king of Israel’s relationship with his eventual successor, David; one which turns from admiration to envy and hatred, ultimately leading to the downfall of the eponymous monarch. The work, which Handel began in 1738, includes the famous Dead March, a funeral anthem for Saul and his son Jonathan, and some of the composer's most dramatic choral pieces. Saul was first performed at the King’s Theatre in London on January 16, 1739.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saul

    a Scotch form of soul.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Saul

    a Benjamite, the son of Kish, who fell in with Samuel as he was on the way in search of his father's asses that had gone astray, and from his stature and stately bearing was anointed by him to be first king of Israel; he distinguished himself in the field against the enemies of his people, but fell at the hands of the Philistines after a reign of 40 years, and after several insane attempts on the life of David, who had been elected to succeed him.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saul in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Bob Sutton:

    It’s Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, when revolutionaries win, they become the enemy of the next group to rise up. Obama was a radical before he became The Man. Apple is The Man. Microsoft is n’t a good enemy now that the new CEO talks about the importance of open-source software.

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