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Saul was the first king of Israel. He was anointed by Samuel primarily to fight against the Philistines, a people who posed a threat to the survival of Israel as a nation. 1,250 more words
Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench.When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.” Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” Then they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Wadi Kishon, and killed them there (vv. 38-40).