One setting for two dramas. This map shows the extent of Saul’s kingdom, as well as the sites where important events in the lives of the first and second kings of Israel occurred. Saul was acclaimed king at a public assembly in Gilgal; he would later meet his end at the hands of the Philistines on Mt. Gilboa, to the north. David came from a Bethlehem family and earned everlasting fame with his exploits against the Philistines to the west and the Amalekites to the southwest. After Saul’s death, he would capture Jerusalem and make it his capital.