Saul (Edomite king)
- For other uses, see SaulSaul-People:Saul is a given/first name in English, the Anglicized form of the Hebrew name Shaul from the Hebrew Bible:* Saul , including people with this given namein the Bible:* Saul , a king of Edom...
Saul was a king of Edom
Edom or Idumea was a historical region of the Southern Levant located south of Judea and the Dead Sea. It is mentioned in biblical records as a 1st millennium BC Iron Age kingdom of Edom, and in classical antiquity the cognate name Idumea was used to refer to a smaller area in the same region...
mentioned in the Bible
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, in Genesis 36:31-43. He succeeded Samlah of Masrekah
Samlah of Masrekah
Samlah was a king of Edom mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 36:31-43. He succeeded Hadad ben Bedad in the apparently elective kingship of the early Edomites. He is described as being from Masrekah. He was succeeded by Saul of Rehoboth....
in the apparently elective kingship of the early Edomites. He is described as being from "Rehoboth on the river
Rehoboth is the name of three Biblical places:* A well in Gerar dug by Isaac , supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of Beersheba.* An ancient city from which came Saul, an Edomite king Rehoboth is the name of three Biblical places:* A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Gen. 26:22),...
"; . He was succeeded by Baal-hanan ben Achbor.
The date and other details of his reign are unknown, as he is not mentioned in any other surviving source.