Are "Shaul" and "Saul" the same name?


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    Greek and Latin do not possess a (group of) letter(s) for sh, as Hebrew does. – Lucian Dec 21 '18 at 22:08
  • I was talking about the Hebrew name, not the Greek one. – Labanino Dec 23 '18 at 19:02
  • Shaul is indeed a Hebrew name, and the Hebrew alphabet does indeed have a letter denoting the sound sh. Greek and Latin, however, do not, and the New Testament was written in Greek, not in Hebrew. Hence, Shaul became Saul, which is not a translation, but a transliteration, just as Jesus is also a transliteration, this time of the Hebrew Joshua. – Lucian Dec 23 '18 at 22:00
  • Jewish who lives in the west are given a western name or 'slave name' and also a Hebrew name. chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/80495/jewish/… – Labanino Dec 24 '18 at 15:22

We pronounce is as Shaul in Israel and it starts with a "shin". Saul is how it is pronounced in English.

The google translator is giving you the Hebrew word for Saul. When you asked it for the meaning of Shaul the second time, it gave you the same Hebrew writing of the word... because there is no other.

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