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Sam·u·el 1

 (săm′yo͞o-əl)
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.]

Sam·u·el 2

 (săm′yo͞o-əl)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Samuel.]

Samuel

(ˈsæmjʊəl)
n
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)

n.
1. a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
2. either of two books of the Bible bearing his name.
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Noun1.Samuel - (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as kingSamuel - (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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[ˈsæmjʊəl] NSamuel
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Samuel ben Moses (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) of Swislotz, Russia's Shem Shemu'el (1699, fig.
Rather than "God heard" or "asked of God" (1 Samuel 1:20), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Shemu'el was characterised as "God's servant." [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Yerushalayim came to mean "promised land." Following a tradition traceable to Philo, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Yisra'el was rendered as "seeing God"--in apparent contradiction of Genesis 32:28/29.
It is also documented the presence in Capua in 1279 of Avraham ben Shemu'el Abulafia, the most meaningful representative of the ecstatic Qabbala, author of the famous The Guide for the Perplexed.