The time that Saul served as king of Israel is generally approximated as about 20 years, circa 1020 to 1000 BCE. However, the Hebrew text of the Bible reads that Saul became king at the age of 1 and ruled for two years, which is obviously unlikely.
When did Saul reign over Israel?
Saul, Hebrew Shaʾul, (flourished 11th century bc, Israel), first king of Israel (c. 1021–1000 bc).
Who was king of Israel for 2 years?
Although the Bible states that Ishbosheth was 40 years old when he became king and that his reign lasted two years, scholars have found that these figures are incorrect. More likely he was quite young and his reign equaled that of David at Hebron, about 7 1/2 years.
Who was the greatest king of Israel?
King David (II Samuel 5:3) c. 1004–970 BCE – who made Jerusalem the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel.
How is Jesus related to David?
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David, indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.