Shual, The Land of
a district named in 1 Samuel 13:17 only. It is pretty certain from the passage that it lay north of Michmash. If therefore it be identical with the “land of Shalim” (1 Samuel 9:4)—as is not impossible—we have the first and only clue yet obtained to Saul’s journey in quest of the asses. The name Shual has not yet been identified.
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866)