Who was Saul, first king of the Jews, and why should we spend time learning about his life?
Is it ideal or good for the Jews to have a mortal king?
What was the nature of kingship in the ancient world, and why were the Jews so keen to get a king in the time of Saul?
What were war, arms and armaments like in the time of the battles between Israel and the Philistines?
These and other questions are discussed in this, the first of a four-part series on the battles of King Saul.