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Adriel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The man to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab in marriage, instead of giving her to David (1 Sam 18:19).When the Gibeonites demanded blood vengeance on the house of Saul, David handed over seven of Saul’s descendants to them. The five sons of Adriel and Merab were among those seven (2 Sam 21:8).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adriel, Son of Barzillai
Adriel, Son of Barzillai (עַדְרִיאֵל‎, adri'el). The man to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab in marriage, instead of giving her to David (1 Sam 18:19).When the Gibeonites demanded blood vengeance on the house of Saul, David handed over seven of Saul’s descendants to them. The five sons of Adriel and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adriel (Person)
ADRIEL (PERSON) [Heb ʿadrı̂ʾēl (עַדְרִיאֵל)]. A Meholathite, the son of Barzillai, and son-in-law of King Saul through marriage to one of the two royal princesses. There is some confusion as to which daughter of Saul he married. According to 1 Sam 18:19, he married the elder daughter MERAB, who had
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adriel
Adriel. Barzillai’s son, to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab in marriage, although she had been promised to David (1 Sm 18:19). King David later handed over Adriel’s five sons to the Gibeonites to execute in vengeance against Saul’s family (2 Sm 21:1–9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adriel
Adriel āʹdri-əl [Heb. (Aram?) ‘aḏrî’ēl—‘my help is God’]. The son of Barzillai the Meholathite, to whom Merab the daughter of King Saul was married when she should have been given to David (1 S. 18:19; 2 S. 21:8). Some MSS have “Michal” for “Merab” in 2 S. 21:8, a textual error easily accounted
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adriel
ADRIEL Barzillai’s son, to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab in marriage, although she had been promised to David (1 Sm 18:19). King David later handed over Adriel’s five sons to the Gibeonites to execute in vengeance against Saul’s family (2 Sm 21:1–9).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adriel
ADRIEL. King Saul had promised his daughter Merab to David, but instead he gave her in marriage to Adriel (1 Sam 18:17–19). Later Saul gave his daughter Michal to David in marriage. Perhaps some scribal corruption accounts for Michal being recorded as the mother of five boys that David allowed the Gibeonites
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adriel
Adriel (Heb. ʿaḏrɩ̂ʾēl)The son of Barzillai the Meholathite to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab as wife, even though he had already promised her to David (1 Sam. 18:19; according to MT 2 Sam. 21:8 the younger daughter, Michal). Later David gave Adriel’s five sons into the hands of the Gibeonites
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adriel
Adriel [āˊdrĭ əl] (Heb. ˓aḏrî˒ēl “my help is God”). The son of Barzillai the Meholathite to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab as wife, even though he had already promised her to David (1 Sam. 18:19; 2 Sam. 21:8). Later David gave Adriel’s five sons into the hands of the Gibeonites as a payment
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adriel
ADRIEL The son of Barzillai the Meholathite and husband of Merab, daughter of Saul. Adriel was given Merab for his wife despite the fact that Saul had already promised her to David (1 Sam 18:19). To atone for the guilt of Saul, David later handed Adriel’s five sons into the hands of the Gibeonites, who
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adri-el
A´dri-el (flock of God), son of Barzillai, to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab, although he had previously promised her to David. 1 Sam. 18:19. (b.c. about 1062.) His five sons were amongst the seven descendants of Saul whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites. 2 Sam. 21:8.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adriel
A´DRIEL (aʹdri-ēl; “God is my help”). A son of Barzillai the Meholathite. Saul gave to him in marriage his daughter Merab, who had been promised to David (1 Sam. 18:17–19). His five sons were among the seven descendants of Saul whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites (2 Sam. 21:8) in satisfaction for
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Adriel
Adrielflock of God, the son of Barzillai, the Meholathite, to whom Saul gave in marriage his daughter Merab (1 Sam. 18:19). The five sons that sprang from this union were put to death by the Gibeonites (2 Sam. 21:8, 9. Here it is said that Michal “brought up” [R.V., “bare”] these five sons, either that
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Relatives
Barzillai Father
Saul Father-In-Law
Merab Wife