This page considers the possibility that Saul is the same individual as Labayu who appears in the Amarna correspondence. This possibility only arises under the New Chronology, in which the Amarna period is in the region of 1025-1000 BCE. Conventionally the Amarna period is around 1350-1325, and the possibility cannot arise. On this page, the Amarna textual evidence is reviewed to see to what extent a correspondence between Abimelech and Saul can be made.
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