Samuel(redirected from Shemu'el)
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Hebrew judge and prophet of the 11th century bc who anointed Saul as king.
[Hebrew šəmû'ēl, name of God : šəmû, name; see šm in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]
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1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet, seer, and judge, who anointed the first two kings of the Israelites (I Samuel 1–3; 8–15)
2. (Bible) either of the two books named after him, I and II Samuel
Sam•u•el(ˈsæm yu əl)
1. a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
2. either of two books of the Bible bearing his name.