Shaul and the Givonim

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  1. David and the Giv'onites

    Chapter 21 (I)

    Rabbi Amnon Bazak

    Three years of famine plagued Israel because of Shaul's actions against the Givonim. What was Shaul's reason for harming the Givonim? Why do the Givonim want to kill seven of Shaul's descendants? Was David correct in allowing them to do so?

  2. Lesson 26: Saul and the Gibeonites

    Prof. Yehuda Elitzur

    When a famine afflicted the country during three consecutive years, David was told by a prophet that the famine was a divine punishment for the grave sin that king Saul committed against the Gibeonites. Who were the Gibeonites? What was this sin?