I was wondering if there is any parallel between Saul's command by God (which he disobeyed):
Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’” - 1 Samuel 15:3
and Saul's order later on against the city of Nob...
18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn around and attack the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. 19 And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword. - 1 Samuel 22:18, 19.
In both cases, the order was to kill men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys. Is this just a coincidence?