People demanded a king <ul><li>Drawbacks of monarchy: </li></ul><ul><li>Taxation </li></ul><ul><li>Conscription of arm forces </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for tyrrany </li></ul>Monarchy is a state ruled by a monarch
Saul First King of the Hebrews He was a Benjamite His father asked him to look for the missing donkey Saul appears before Samuel Samuel pours oil over Saul’s head He is tall Pouring of oil: Anointing
Assurances given to Saul <ul><li>Samuel told Saul that the donkey had been found. </li></ul><ul><li>Prophesy that the Lord will change Saul into a different person, and he would do things uncharacteristic of him. </li></ul>
Saul’s kingship was established when… <ul><li>Upon his victory against the Ammonites in Jabesh-Gilead. </li></ul><ul><li>Won in the Lottery (with the manipulation of Samuel) </li></ul>
Following initial successes, Saul soon began making blunders <ul><li>Offering Sacrifices, which was to be performed by the priests. </li></ul><ul><li>He violated God’s command-by keeping booty from the battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Saul consulted a witch of Endor. </li></ul>Tsk Tsk
Saul’s behavior then further degenerated from unwise to outright insane. <ul><li>Ordering his army to go without food until they had defeated the enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>And attempting to have his own son victorious son, JONATHAN executed for disregarding the foolish order. </li></ul><ul><li>His bizarre behavior and disobedience to God resulted his downfall. </li></ul>
Saul remained king for the time needed for the youthful David to mature <ul><li>Saul jealousy over David </li></ul>Triumph of David over Goliath Becoming good friend of Jonathan
Saul tried to kill David but did not succeed. <ul><li>David won in the battle and Saul offered his daughter Michal for David. </li></ul>
David spared the Saul 1. When Saul was urinating in the hill. When Saul was sleeping.
Saul died during the battle with the Phillistine How did he die? Did Saul actually die from the battle or did he commit suicide after being wounded?
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