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Saul

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Oratorio (1739) by Handel to a text by Charles Jennens. Composers who wrote works on the same subject include Purcell (the cantata In Guilty Night), Musorgsky (a song), Parry (an ...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Language reference
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81 words

... [Bible] Saul of Tarsus, a persecutor of the Christians, became known as *Paul after his conversion to Christianity on the road to *Damascus . > Someone prior to their conversion to a life of virtue ‘You start Saul, and end up Paul,’ my grandfather had often said. ‘When you're a youngun, you Saul, but let life whup your head a bit and you starts to trying to be Paul—though you still Sauls around on the side.’ Ralph Ellison Invisible Man ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
35 words

... . The first king of the Israelites. 1 Samuel contains several stories about Saul's accession (see 9. 1–10. 16; 10. 17–27; 11), some indicating conflict about the propriety of so great an...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... There are two noteworthy biblical personages of the name. In the Old Testament ( 1 Samuel 9–31 ), Saul is the first king of israel . He was subsequently deserted by God in favour of david , whom Saul persecuted for many years until he himself committed suicide when all his sons were killed in battle. In the New Testament (Acts), Saul is the name of the Pharisee who is converted to Christianity while on the road to damascus , where he was intending to persecute the Christians. He thereupon changes his name to paul . Is Saul also among the prophets? ( 1...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
212 words

...which is transferred to * David . The main enemies during Saul's reign were the Philistines, who were defeated at * Michmash (1 Sam. 14: 31). In later life Saul was tormented by an evil spirit and obsessed by jealousy and suspicion, and he visited his hatred on David. In the feud that developed between them, David twice spared Saul's life (1 Sam. 24: 6). On Mount * Gilboa Saul died in battle (he fell on his own sword, 1 Sam. 31: 4. But cf. 2 Sam. 1: 10), along with his son * Jonathan (1 Sam. 31: 2), who had been the close friend of David (2 Sam. 1:...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
900 words

...lamenting the deaths of Saul and Jonathan in the battle of Gilboa; there is a painting attributed to Rembrandt, David playing the harp before Saul (?1650/60, The Hague, Mauritshuis); and Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld depicts Samuel anointing Saul in Schnorr’s Bible Illustrations (1860). Saul was the first name by which S. Paul the Apostle was known. He is first mentioned in Acts 7: 58, as present at the stoning of S. Stephen . Acts 9: 1–31 recounts the story of his conversion. Acts 13: 9 is the last time he is mentioned as ‘Saul also known as...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
469 words

... , the first king of Israel. His story is found in 1 Samuel 9 to 2 Samuel 1. Saul was a member of the tribe of Benjamin. The genealogies in 1 Chronicles 8.29–40 and 9.35–44 indicate that his family lived near Gibeon and may have continued to inhabit the area at least until the end of the First Temple period. The Bible relates that Saul was anointed privately by the prophet Samuel at Ramah. Upon reaching home, Saul was imbued by a divine spirit and behaved like an ecstatic prophet. Samuel called for the choice of the king by lot at a public convocation...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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98 words

... ( active late 11th century bc ) First king of the Hebrew state of ancient Israel ( c .1020– c .1000 bc ). He was the son of Kish, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. Saul was anointed by the prophet Samuel , and acclaimed as king by all Israel. For much of his reign, he waged war against Israel's threatening neighbours, notably the Philistines , the Ammonites, and the Amalekites. He and his sons eventually died in battle against the Philistines on Mount Gilboa. The story of Saul is contained in the First Book of Samuel , the ninth book of the Old...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
43 words

...Saul . Oratorio ( 1739 ) by Handel to a text by Charles Jennens . Composers who wrote works on the same subject include Purcell (the cantata In Guilty Night ), Musorgsky (a song), Parry (an oratorio), Wagenaar (a symphonic poem), and Schuman (a...

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,043 words

...of the young David being introduced into Saul's court in order to make him well. It also feeds the king's growing suspicion and jealousy of the successful and admired young captain. Yet, as if that corrosive silence were not enough, the deity provokes Saul directly: an “evil spirit from God” goads him to violence and disrupts his son Jonathan's attempt at reconciliation. David's fortune is Saul's fate: whatever Saul attempts to turn against David rebounds against Saul. Using as bait his own daughter, Michal, Saul seeks to entice David into a suicide mission;...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,142 words

...reason rooted in the origins of Saul's kingship. Saul, asked for by the people, represents rejection for both prophet and deity. For the sake of theocracy this king must, in turn, be rejected. In Gilgal comes final rejection ( 1 Sam. 15 ). Returning from a campaign against the Amalekites with the captured king, Agag , and the best of the livestock, Saul once again meets a vehement Samuel. Why, demands the prophet, has Saul not done as instructed and “devoted [by destruction]” to Yahweh all living things? Saul responds that he has done what he was...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
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56 words

...Saul Arabic Talut . The Quran records that he was anointed by the prophet and priest Samuel as king of the Jews. Under his reign, the Ark of the Covenant was restored to Israel. He led troops against Goliath and his forces out of faith in God, even though they were outnumbered, and achieved victory through David...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
69 words

... ( 1782 ), a tragedy in five acts by Vittorio Alfieri , is recognized as his masterpiece. The King of Israel is depicted at the point of his decline from power. Abandoned by God, he is oppressed by the prospect of encroaching old age. Paradoxically he both loves and persecutes David, in whom he sees his own youthful self, and who he knows is destined to succeed him. [ Arnaldo Di Benedetto...

Abba Saul

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
24 words

...Saul (mid-2nd cent. ce ). Jewish Palestinian tanna . He passed on traditions concerning the human embryo and the structure and furnishing of the Temple...

Marks, Saul

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
97 words

...Saul ( Plantin Press )  American fine press printer . In 1931 , the Polish-born Marks ( 1904–74 ), with his wife Lillian, established the Plantin Press in Los Angeles, California. Although the Press’s output was relatively small—slightly more than 100 books over a 40-year period—Marks was devoted to painstaking craftsmanship. The Press produced works for the *Limited Editions Club , the *Book Club of California , the *Huntington Library , and Dawson’s Book Shop. Jill E. Gage T. Harmsen and S. Tabor , The Plantin Press of Saul and Lillian...

Saul, Peter

Saul, Peter (16 Aug 1934)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
397 words

...art in the 1990s. Bibliography Saul (exh. cat., essay by E. H. Johnson ; New York, Alan Frumkin Gal., 1964) Peter Saul: Heads 1986–2000 (exh. cat., essay and interview by C. Dunham ; New York, Nolan/Eckman Gal., 2000) M. Duncan : “ First Break: Peter Saul, ” Artforum , xl/3 (2001) Peter Saul: A Retrospective (exh. cat. by D. Cameron , R. Storr and M. Duncan , Newport Beach, CA, Orange Co. Mus. A.; Philadelphia, PA Acad. F. A.; New Orleans, LA, Contemp. A. Cent.; 2008–9) P. Saul and H. Walker : “1000 Words—Peter Saul,” Artforum , xlvii/10 (2009),...

Lieberman, Saul

Lieberman, Saul (1898–1983)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
63 words

...Saul ( 1898–1983 ), Jewish Talmudic scholar. Lieberman was born in Belorussia, but first settled in Jerusalem , and then from 1940 taught in the Jewish Theological Seminary . A prolific writer, he produced a series of studies on the text of the Jerusalem Talmud , a commentary on the entire tosefta , and two important books on Hellenism , Greek in Jewish Palestine and Hellenism in Jewish Palestine...

Saul, Samuel

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011

..., Samuel , Revd Henry Clavering 's curate at Clavering. Though rusty in appearance and with no income beyond his curacy, his Tractarian enthusiasm and his dedication as a lover ensure he is taken seriously as a suitor for Fanny Clavering 's hand. At the end of the novel he becomes rector of Clavering. C PJT Julian...

Bass, Saul

Bass, Saul (1920–96)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
251 words

...Saul ( 1920–96 ) Born in New York , graphic designer and art director Saul Bass trained as an animator under Howard Trafton at the Art Student League in New York ( 1936–9 ) and the European‐influenced designer Gyorgy Kepes at Brooklyn College ( 1944–5 ). After moving to Los Angeles in 1946 and introducing sophisticated East Coast graphic solutions to the highly commercial ethos of the West Coast, he founded Saul Bass Associates. He was responsible for a number of logos, including AT&T and Warner Communications, and corporate identity schemes...

Bellow, Saul

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Saul ( 1915–2005 ) American novelist Dangling Man ( 1944 ) Fiction The Victim ( 1947 ) Fiction The Adventures of Augie March ( 1953 ) Fiction The Wrecker ( 1954 ) Drama Seize the Day ( 1956 ) Fiction Henderson the Rain King ( 1959 ) Fiction Herzog ( 1964 ) Fiction Mr Sammler's Planet ( 1964 ) Fiction The Last Analysis ( 1965 ) Drama Mosby's Memoirs, and Other Stories ( 1969 ) Fiction Short Stories Portable Saul Bellow ( 1974 ) Fiction Short Stories Humboldt's Gift ( 1975 ) Fiction The Frontiers of Knowledge...

Bellow, Saul

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
98 words

...Saul ( 1915–2005 ) US novelist , b. Canada . His novels, usually set in Chicago, are concerned with the conflict between private and public, and the sense of alienation in 20th-century urban life. His debut novel was The Dangling Man ( 1944 ). Bellow won National Book awards for The Adventures of Augie March ( 1953 ), Herzog ( 1964 ), and Mr Sammler's Planet ( 1970 ). He won a Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt's Gift ( 1975 ). Other works include the novella Seize the Day ( 1956 ), The Dean's December ( 1982 ) and Something to Remember Me...

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