Battles of the Bible: Battles of Saul 4

Battles of the Bible 4

Saul vs. Amalek: What was Saul thinking in sparing the king and cattle of Amalek?  And why was he commanded to destroy Amalek in the first place (weren’t, say the Egyptians worse than Amalek?)

Why does Saul have his kingdom ripped away from him – for a second time?

What happened in Saul’s final battle at Gilboa?  Why were the Philistines victorious?

What, ultimately, does the text want us to understand about Saul’s life, successes and failures?

All this and more discussed in the final class on Battles of Saul.

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