Samuel ( /ˈsæm.juː.əl/; Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֶל, Shmu'el Šəmûʼēl; Greek: Σαμουήλ Samouēl; Latin: Samvel; صموئيل, Ṣamu’īl; Strong's: Shemuwel) is a leader of ancient Israel in the Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. He is also known as a prophet and is mentioned in the second chapter of the Qur'an, although not by name.

His status, as viewed by rabbinical literature, is that he was the last of the Hebrew Judges and the first of the major prophets who began to prophesy inside the Land of Israel. He was thus at the cusp between two eras. According to the text of the Books of Samuel, he also anointed the first two kings of the Kingdom of Israel: Saul and David.

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Famous quotes containing the word samuel:

    The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places how are the
    mighty fallen!
    Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon;
    —Bible: Hebrew Second Samuel (l. I, 19–20)