In 1 Samuel, God made him the first king of Israel. He was born in the Tribe of Benjamin. He started out as a great ruler, but he later started to stray away from God. For example, in 1 Samuel 10:8 Samuel told him to wait seven days for his instructons. However, due to the fear of the war, he sacrificed offerings to God and He takes his kingship away. He also was known to having tried to kill David after he seemed to be getting famous among the Israelittes. He eventually redeems himself and commits suicide at the Battle of Gilda while at the peak of the Philistine army. The Bible has hinted that he was tormented by an evil spirit.