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Talut (طالوت)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Talut (طالوت) is the name of one of the Kings of the Israelites (also known as Saul) who is mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Talut (طالوت)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Person

Talut is referred to in verse (2:247) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: And their prophet said to them, "Indeed, Allah has sent to you Saul as a king." They said, "How can he have kingship over us while we are more worthy of kingship than him and he has not been given any measure of wealth?" He said, "Indeed, Allah has chosen him over you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allah gives His sovereignty to whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing [in favor] and Knowing."

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Historic PersonCarrionChildren of IsraelDhul KiflDhul QarnaynGrainHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

Concept map for Talut. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept talut:

(instance talut historic-person)

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