Samuel to Saul
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Heard of God, His name is El
Strong's #H8050, #G4545

Samuel is unique in that not only was he an Old Testament prophet he was also the last Judge of Israel before the crowning of King Saul. He anointed both Saul and David as kings over Israel.

1Samuel, 2Samuel, 1Chronicles 6:28, 9:22, 11:3, 26:28, 29:29, 2Chronicles 35:18, Psalm 99:6, Jeremiah 15:1, Acts 3:24, 13:20, Hebrews 11:32

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Strong's #H5571

Nehemiah 2:10, 19, 4:1, 7, 6:1 - 14, 13:28

Strong's #H5593

Saph was a Biblical giant who was killed by Sibbecai, one of King David's "mighty men" (1Chronicles 11:26 - 47). These men were elite warriors known for their ability to fight and distinguish themselves in battle.

2Samuel 21:18

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A sapphire
Strong's #G4551

Ananias and his wife Sapphira were believers in the early New Testament church. After selling some property they pretended they were donating all the proceeds to the Jerusalem church when, in fact, they kept part of the money for themselves. Their deception and sin was punished directly by God.

Acts 5:1 - 10

Sarah (Sarai)
Noblewoman, princess
Strong's #H8283, #G4564

The King James New Testament spells Sarah's name as Sara in Romans 4:19, 9:9 and Hebrews 11:11.

God changed Sarai's name (which means "dominative" or "princess," Strong's #8297) to Sarah when he promised her and Abraham they would have a child (Genesis 17). She gave birth to Isaac when she was 91 years old!

Sarah is noteworthy in the Bible as the only woman where her age at death, 127 years old, is recorded (Genesis 23:1).

Genesis 11:29 - 31, 12:5 - 17, 16:1 - 8, 17:15 - 21, 18:6 - 15, 20:2 - 18, 21:1 - 12, 23:1 - 19, 24:36, 67, 25:10 - 12, 49:31, Numbers 26:46, Isaiah 51:2

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To burn
Strong's #H8315

Saraph, a descendant of Israelite tribal founder Judah, ruled in Moab.

1Chronicles 4:22

Red ones
Strong's #G4554

The city of Sardis is located in the western section of Asia Minor in the Roman province of Asia. The church located in the city, possibly raised up by the Apostle John, is one of seven in Revelation to receive a spiritual evaluation directly from Jesus.

Please see our article on Sardis.

Revelation 1:11, 3:1, 4

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Prince of the sun
Strong's #H5623

Sargon was king of the Assyrian Empire from 722 to 705 B.C.

Isaiah 20:1

Please see our article on Satan's names.

Desired, asked
Strong's #H7586, #G4569

The most famous Saul in the Old Testament was the first king of a united Israel. A Benjamite who was anointed by the prophet Samuel, Saul reigned over God's people from 1050 to 1010 B.C.

The Apostle Paul's birth name was Saul. Born around 2 A.D. to a gentile father and a Jewish mother, his named changed to Paul after performing a miracle during his first missionary journey.

Genesis 36:37 - 38, 1Samuel 9 - 11, 13 - 29, 31, 2Samuel 1 - 7, 9, 12:7, 16:8, 19:17, 24, 21:1 - 14, 22:1, 1Chronicles 5:10, etc.

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