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Dictionary definition for: Saul

1. (n) (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)

2. (n) (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle; "Paul''s name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"

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