Talut (Arabic: طالوت‎, Ṭālūt) is considered to be the Qur’anic name for Saul, as he was the Malik (Arabic: مَـلِـك‎, King) of Israel, or Gideon, with the reasoning that the Quran references the same incident of the drinking from the river as that found in the Book of Judges (7:5-7), and other factors associated with the latter.