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Biblical People
Shaul (shaul), KJV twice Saul (so[l). [Heb. Shaul, “asked for.” The name occurs in Phoenician inscriptions, and as Sauli in cuneiform documents.]

1.    A king of Edom, originating from Rehoboth on the Euphrates (Gen 36:37; 1 Chr 1:48).

2.    A son of Simeon by a Canaanite woman (Gen 46:10; Ex 6:15; 1 Chr 4:24), and founder of a tribal family, the Shaulites (shaulits) [Heb. Shaulé] (Num 26:12, 13).

3.    A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr 6:24), considered by some to be identical with Joel, an ancestor of Samuel (v 36).

Horn, Siegfried H., Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary, (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association) 1979.

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