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Noun: Saul
  1. (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"; "Saint Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"; "St. Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"; "Apostle Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"; "Paul the Apostle's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"; "Apostle of the Gentiles's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"; "Saul of Tarsus's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity";
    - Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul of Tarsus
     
  2. (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)

Derived forms: Sauls

Type of: Apostelic Father, Apostle, king, male monarch, missionary, missioner, Rex, saint

Encyclopedia: Saul, KY