Title: Tragická postava prvého izraelského kráľa Šaula
(The tragic Figure of the First King of Israel, Saul)
Authors: Jirkal Emanuel
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2016, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 17-29
Abstract: The contribution focuses on the early period of the first state of Israel at the end of the 10th century BC. It is based on literary and archaeological sources. Biblical text is extremely complex, multi‑layered and complicated. Therefore it should be considered extremely carefully. Saul was an important figure in the early history of Israel, which was able to create the first structure of the early state, but he could not resist multiple threats, whether from external enemies, especially the Philistines, or internal, e.g. David. Saul died on the battlefield and his dynasty ended after a few years.
Keywords: King Saul; Israel; Old Testament;
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