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David marries Michal
David married Saul’s daughter Michal. For a present, he paid Saul the foreskins of 200 Philistines.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Foreskin
Foreskin [Heb. ʿorlâ] (Gen. 17:11, 14, 23–25; Ex. 4:25; Lev. 12:3; etc.); NEB also “circumcise” (Jer. 4:4). The word is frequently mentioned in the literal sense. The rite of circumcision, practiced in Israel since the days of Abraham (Gen. 17:9–14), is also commonly attested among several other peoples
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Foreskin
foreskin, a portion of loose skin, also called the prepuce, located at the end of the human male penis. Hebrew ritual law specified that it should be surgically removed from every male child belonging to the covenant people of Israel, normally on the eighth day after birth (Lev. 12:3). This act of circumcision
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Foreskin
FORESKIN. The fold of skin (prepuce) removed from the male organ in circumcision (q.v.) as “a token of the covenant” between God and the Hebrews (Gen 17:11). David presented Saul with 200 Philistine foreskins as proof of their slaughter and of his prowess (1 Sam 18:27). In Hab 2:16 it refers to indecent
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Foreskin
FORESKIN. The loose fold of skin on the distinctive member of the male sex, which was removed in circumcision (which see), leaving the glans penis artificially uncovered. Circumcision being a symbol of purification, the foreskin was a type of corruption; hence the phrase “foreskin of the heart” (KJV
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Foreskin
FORESKIN - skin covering the end of the male sex organ. The foreskin was cut off in the rite of Circumcision, the sign of the Abrahamic covenant (Gen. 17:10-25). Males had their foreskin removed eight days after birth (Lev. 12:3). Because circumcision was a sign of the covenant with God, the word "foreskin"
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FORESKIN
FORESKIN<for’-skin> ([עָרְלָה‎, ̀orlah]; [ἀκροβυστία, akrobustia], often euphemistically translated “uncircumcision”):1. In the literal sense the word is frequently mentioned owing to the rite of circumcision in vogue in Israel since the days of Abraham (Gen 17:9-14) and among several other peoples
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Foreskin
FORESKIN Loose fold of skin covering the glans of the penis which is removed in circumcision. Removal of the foreskin was a bodily reminder of God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen. 17:11, 14, 23–25). In Deut. 10:16 the “foreskin of the heart” (KJV, NRSV) is associated with stubbornness in disobedience. The
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Foreskin
foreskin. The prepuce, a fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis (Heb. ʿorlâ H6889, Exod. 4:25 et al.; Gk. akrobystia G213, Acts 11:3 et al.). The rite of circumcision, which was to take place on the eighth day after birth, consisted in cutting the foreskin, an act that symbolized the covenant
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Foreskin
FORESKIN, fōrʹskin (עָרְלָה‎, ‘orlāh; ἀκροβυστία, akrobustía, often euphemistically trd “uncircumcision”):(1) In the literal sense the word is frequently mentioned owing to the rite of circumcision in vogue in Israel since the days of Abraham (Gen 17:9–14) and among several other peoples of antiquity
Key passages
1 Sa 18:20–29

Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, so they told Saul, and the matter pleased him. And Saul thought, “I will give her to him, so that she may be a snare for him and the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “For a second time you can become my son-in-law today.” …