Nave's Topics


1. Called Shaul, king of Edom

Gen 36:37-38; 1Ch 1:48-49

2. King of Israel:

A Benjamite, son of Kish

1Sa 9:1-2

Sons of

1Ch 8:33

His personal appearance

1Sa 9:2; 1Sa 10:23

Made king of Israel

1 Sam 9-10; 1Sa 11:12-15; Hos 13:11

Dwells at Gibeah of Saul

1Sa 14:2; 1Sa 15:34; Isa 10:29

Defeats the Philistines

1 Sam 13; 1Sa 14:46; 1Sa 14:52

Smites the Amalekites

1 Sam 15

Is reproved by Samuel for usurping the priestly functions

1Sa 13:11-14

Is reproved for disobedience in not slaying the Amalekites; the loss of his kingdom foretold

1 Sam 15

Dedicates the spoils of war

1Sa 15:21-25; 1Ch 26:28

Sends messengers to Jesse, asking that David be sent to him as musician and armor-bearer

1Sa 16:17-23

Defeats the Philistines after Goliath is slain by David

1 Sam 17

His jealousy of David; gives his daughter, Michal, to David to be his wife; becomes David's enemy

1 Sam 18

Tries to slay David; Jonathan intercedes and incurs his father's displeasure; David's loyalty to him; Saul's repentance; prophesies

1 Sam 19

Hears Doeg against Ahimelech, and slays the priest and his family. Pursues David to the wilderness of Ziph; the Ziphites betray David to

1 Sam 23

Pursues David to Engedi

1Sa 24:1-6

His life saved by David

1Sa 24:5-8

Saul's contrition for his bad faith

1Sa 24:16-22

David is again betrayed to, by the Ziphites; Saul pursues him to the hill of Hachilah; his life spared again by David; his confession, and his blessing upon David

1 Sam 26

Slays the Gibeonites; crime avenged by the death of seven of his sons

2Sa 21:1-9

His kingdom invaded by Philistines; seeks counsel of the witch of Endor, who foretells his death

1 Sam 28:3-25; 1Sa 29:1

Is defeated, and with his sons is slain

1Sa 31:1-13

Their bodies exposed in Bethshan; rescued by the people of Jabesh and burned; bones of, buried under a tree at Jabesh

1Sa 31:1-13; 2 Sam 1-2; 1Ch 10:1-14

His death a judgment on account of his sins

1Ch 10:13

3. Of Tarsus

See Paul


Taken from: Nave's Topics were originally produced by Orville J. Nave (1841-1917)