A Moment in History: King Saul

by ian

Who, outside of the kings of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, was the only king not from the tribe of Judah? Common sense tells us that it is the first king of Israel. David, though the greatest king of Israel, was not the first. There was one who came before from the tribe of Benjamin: a man who started on the right foot but quickly fell into disobedience to and disfavor from God. He was the first king of Israel and a complicated fellow, and his name was Saul.