Was King Saul’s Reign Really a Tragedy

Robert Segal

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The story of Saul, the first king of Israel, begins with a demand by the Israelites — led until then by judges, the last one being Samuel: “When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel… Yet his sons did not follow in his ways… Then all the elders gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him… Appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations” (I Samuel 8.1-5).
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Jewish Chronicle
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2012


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