Merab(mĭr`ăb), in the Bible, daughter of SaulSaul,
first king of the ancient Hebrews. He was a Benjamite and anointed king by Samuel. Saul's territory was probably limited to the hill country of Judah and the region to the north, and his proximity to the Philistines brought him into constant conflict with them.
..... Click the link for more information. and husband of Adriel. In Second Samuel, the sons of Adriel are, depending on the translation, either born to or brought up by MichalMichal
, in the Bible, wife of David and daughter of Saul. See Merab.
..... Click the link for more information. , Saul's younger daughter; the Hebrew word is most commonly translated as bear or beget. Many authorities regard the use of Michal here as a mistake for Merab (which is found in some, but not most, manuscripts), and some translations substitute Merab for Michal.
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