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-saint: The word 'saint' means 'holy' and that means one separated from the ego world by his/her high consciousness and consecrated to the Creator and because of that, he or she is whole and is a well balanced human being:.Matthew 11:30. A saint is one who knows holiness; a saint is a believer in Christ:.Deuteronomy 33:2; Psalms 16:3; Romans 1:7; 8:27; Philippians 1:1; Hebrews 6:10. Do saints live forever?

-Samaria: Originally the city of Samaria in Israel.(map).had the name of Tirzah:.1Kings 16:23. In the heart of the mountains of Israel, a few miles north west of Shechem, stands the hill of Shomeron, a solitary mountain. It is an oblong hill, with steep but not inaccessible sides and a long flat top.

Omri, the king of Israel, purchased this hill from Shemer its owner for two talents of silver and built on its broad.summit the city to which he gave the name of Shomeron, i.e., Samaria, as the new capital of his kingdom of Israel instead of Tirzah:.1Kings 16:24. As such it possessed many advantages.

In the time of Christ, manifested on Earth in the physical presence of Emmanuel, Western Palestine was divided into three provinces, Judea, Samaria and Galilee. Samaria occupied the centre of Palestine:.John 4:4. It is not regarded as a part of the ancient Holy Land at all. It may be noticed that the distance between Samaria and Jerusalem, the respective capitals of the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah, is only 35 miles in a direct line.(map).

-Samaritan: an inhabitant of the city of Samaria or an inhabitant of the region of Samaria. From Easton's Revised Bible Dictionary: The name given to the new and mixed inhabitants whom Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, brought from Babylon and other places and settled in the cities of Samaria in B.C.E. 677, instead of the original inhabitants whom Sargon earlier in B.C.E. 721 had removed into captivity:.2Kings 17:24. Compare Ezra 4:2,9,10.

These strangers.(compare Luke 17:18).amalgamated with the Jews still remaining in the land and gradually abandoned their old idolatry and adopted partly the Jewish religion, partly in that they only accepted the Law, also known now as the pentateuch.

The Samaritans recognized only the Torah as their Bible. After the return from the Captivity, the Jews in Jerusalem refused to allow them to take part with them in rebuilding the temple and hence sprang up an open enmity between them. They erected a rival temple on Mount Gerizim, which was, however, destroyed by a Jewish king in B.C.E. 130. They then built another at Shechem. The bitter enmity between the Jews and Samaritans continued in the time of our Lord:.John 4:9 "Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

After the return from the Captivity, the Jews in Jerusalem refused to allow them to take part with them in rebuilding the temple, and hence sprang up an open enmity between them. They erected a rival temple on Mount Gerizim, which was however, destroyed by a Jewish king in B.C.E. 130. They then built another at Shechem. 

The bitter enmity between the Jews and Samaritans continued in the time of our Lord: the Jews had."no dealings with the Samaritans":.John 4:9; compare Luke 9:52,53. Our Lord was in contempt called "a Samaritan":.John 8:48.

Many of the Samaritans early embraced the gospel. See their history:.John 4:5-42; Acts 8:25; 9:31; 15:3. Of these Samaritans there still remains a small population of about one hundred and sixty, who all reside in Shechem, where they carefully observe the religious customs of their fathers. They are the smallest and oldest sect in the world.

Easton's Revised Bible Dictionary: "On the return from the Exile, the Jews refused the Samaritans participation with them in the worship at Jerusalem and the latter separated from all fellowship with them and built a temple for themselves on Mount Gerizim. This temple was razed to the ground more than one hundred years B.C. Then a system of worship was instituted similar to that of the temple at Jerusalem. It was founded on the Law, copies of which had been multiplied in Israel as well as in Judah. Thus the Pentateuch was preserved among the Samaritans, although they never called it by this name, but always "the Law, " which they read as one book. The division into five books, as we now have it, however, was adopted by the Samaritans, as it was by the Jews, in all their priests' copies of 'the Law', for the sake of convenience. This was the only portion of the Old Testament which was accepted by the Samaritans as of divine authority. The form of the letters in the manuscript copies of the Samaritan Pentateuch is different from that of the Hebrew copies, and is probably the same as that which was in general use before the Captivity. There are other peculiarities in the writing which need not here be specified. There are important differences between the Hebrew and the Samaritan copies of the Pentateuch in the readings of many sentences. In about two thousand instances in which the Samaritan and the Jewish texts differ, the LXX agrees with the former. The New Testament also, when quoting from the Old Testament, agrees as a rule with the Samaritan text, where that differs from the Jewish. Thus Exodus 12:40 in the Samaritan reads,."Now the sojourning of the children of Israel and of their fathers which they had dwelt in the land of Canaan and in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years".(compare Galatians 3:17).and in the Masoretic Text."Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years."

Remember the story of the good Samaritan?

-sanctification: Sanctification is that relationship with God into which men enter by faith in Christ.

-Saul:.There is also a Saul of the New Testment, whose name was changed to Paul, the famous apostle, but here we are talking of Saul of the Old Testament, a man who started off good and then later allowed his heart to be turned away from God, under influence from the many pagan women he had.

Saul was the first king of Israel, about B.C.E. 1020 and before Israel split into the two nations called Israel and Judah. God had brought this to pass:.1Kings 11:9-13.

God tried his heart. The story begins.

People in ancient times were as they are today, afraid of God and preferring instead a human ruler over them:.Acts 13:21 "Then at their request for a king.(God makes up His plan as things go along), God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the family of Benjamin, who was their king for forty years."

This was the beginning of the Israelites unity. Like those long before and even after Saul was gone, the people didn't want to be unified under their Creator.(Jeremiah 44:16,17). The people wanted a king.(*), not God to be over them, because that's the consciousness they were in. They just didn't have the heart.(?).for the things of God and most often they used idols to worship other than the true God. 

Saul started off humble:.1Samuel 9:21; 15:17. Saul started off kind and helpful to others and stood up for those in trouble even before he became king:.1Samuel 11:3-15. Here he was a good man.

Later Saul became vainand even crazy at times:.1Samuel 16:23; 18:10,11. What was it that led this once humble man to go a little nuts? We'll see.

So, Saul lost what he had and God chose David and took away His attention from and special spirit that He had given Saul:.2Samuel 7:15 "But my mercy shall not depart away from him as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you."

More on Saul.(1Samuel 9:15-17,27).and as you read through the life of David.

With David, Saul's successor, the kingdom acquired greatness; but back to Saul for now:

1Samuel 10:1-8 "Then Samuel took a vial of oil and poured it upon his head and kissed him and said, Is it not because the LORD has anointed you to be captain over his inheritance? When you are departed from me to day, then you'll find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah and they will say unto you, The asses which you went to seek are found and lo, your father has left the care of the asses and sorrows for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? Then go on forward from thence and come to the plain of Tabor and there shall meet you three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids and another carrying three loaves of bread and another carrying a bottle of wine. And they will salute you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall receive of their hands. After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines. And it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery and a tabret and a pipe and a harp, before them and they shall prophesy. And the.Spirit of the Lord.will come upon you and you shalt prophesy with them and shall be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs are come unto you, that you do as occasion serves you, for God is with you. And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal and behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings. Seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee and shew thee what thou shalt do.

Easton's Revised Bible Dictionary:."The simple countryman was transformed into the king of Israel, a remarkable change suddenly took place in his whole demeanor and the people said in their astonishment, as they looked on the stalwart son of Kish, "Is Saul also among the prophets? ...The time had come when the transaction must be confirmed by the nation. ...At the invitation of Samuel."all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal.".Samuel now officially anointed him as king:.1Samuel 11:15 "And all the people went to Gilgal and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly."

"Saul's reign, however, continued to be one of almost constant war against his enemies round about.(1Samuel 14:47,48).in all of which he proved victorious. The war against the Amalekites is the only one which is recorded at length:.1Samuel 15:1-7. These oldest and hereditary.(Exodus 17:8-16; Numbers 14:43-45).enemies of Israel occupied the territory to the south and southwest of Palestine. Samuel summoned Saul to execute the 'ban' which God had pronounced.(Deuteronomy 25:17-19).on this cruel and relentless foe of Israel. ...This command was 'the test of his moral qualification for being king'. Saul proceeded to execute the divine command and gathering the people together, marched from Telaim.(1Samuel 15:4).against the Amalekites, whom he smote."from Havilah until thou comest to Shur", utterly destroying."all the people with the edge of the sword", i.e., all that fell into his hands. He was, however, guilty of rebellion and disobedience in sparing Agag their king and in conniving at his soldiers' sparing the best of the sheep and cattle and Samuel, following Saul to Gilgal, in the Jordan valley, said unto him:."Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he also hath rejected thee from being king":.1Samuel 15:23-35. The kingdom was rent.(taken, torn).from Saul and was given to another, even to David, whom the Lord chose to be Saul's successor. ...From that day."the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him":.1Samuel 16:14..(*)

"Even though David was chosen by God as the new king, Saul continued on reigning as king for some time yet:.1Samuel 28:5-19 "And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled. And when Saul enquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself and put on other raiment and he went and two men with him and they came to the woman by night. And he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. Wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? For thou art Saul. And the king said unto her, Be not afraid. For what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up, and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel.(whether it was just some spirit or not, who knows?).and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war against me and God is departed from me and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams. Therefore I have called thee, that you may make known unto me what I shall do. Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee and is become thine enemy? And the Lord has done to him, as he spake by me, for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand and given it to thy neighbour, even to David; Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day. Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me, the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines."

1Samuel 31:1-9 "Now the Philistines fought against Israel and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, Saul's sons. And the battle went sore against Saul and the archers hit him and he was sore wounded of the archers. Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword and thrust me through therewith lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not, for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and fell upon it. And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword and died with him. So Saul died and his three sons and his armourbearer and all his men, that same day together. And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. And they cut off his head and stripped off his armour and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols and among the people."

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