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Michal
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Michal, Daughter of Saul
Michal, Daughter of Saul (מִיכַל‎, mikhal). The youngest daughter of King Saul (1 Sam 14:49) and the first wife of David (1 Sam 18:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Michal (Person)
MICHAL (PERSON) [Heb mı̂kal (מִיכַל)]. The younger daughter of Saul, king of Israel (1 Sam 14:49), and the wife, first of David (1 Sam 18:27), then of Palti/Paltiel (1 Sam 25:44; 2 Sam 3:15–17), and then finally again of David (2 Sam 3:15–17). Michal is introduced in a genealogical note concerning Saul
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Michal
Michal. Younger daughter of Saul (1 Sm 14:49). She fell in love with David after his defeat of Goliath (18:20). Saul, jealous of David, offered his first daughter, Merab, to David, but the recent victor graciously declined. When Michal’s love became known to Saul, he renewed his offer of a wife, providing
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Michal
Michal mīʹkəl, mēʹkal [Heb mîḵal, prob a contraction of mîḵāʾēl—‘who is like God?’; cf. Phoen, Ugar., mkl; Gk Melchol, as if from mlkl (?); cf. Syr mlkyʾl < malkîʾēl—‘God is my king’]. The younger daughter of Saul; David’s first wife (1 S. 14:49; 18:20ff.).Saul saw in Michal’s love for David
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Michal
MICHAL Younger daughter of Saul (1 Sm 14:49). She fell in love with David after his defeat of Goliath (18:20). Saul, jealous of David, offered his first daughter, Merab, to David, but the recent victor graciously declined. When Michal’s love became known to Saul, he renewed his offer of a wife, providing
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Michal
Michal (mi´kuhl; a shortened form of Michael; Heb., “who is like God?”), Saul’s younger daughter (1 Sam. 14:49), who becomes David’s wife. Her love for David is exploited by Saul, who hopes to dispose of David by asking an unusual and difficult bride-price: one hundred Philistine foreskins. David is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Michal
MICHAL. Saul’s younger daughter, given as wife to David because of his notable exploit against the Philistines (1 Sam 14:49; 18:20–25). She helped David escape the murderous plot of Saul (1 Sam 19:11–17). Saul gave Michal to Phaltiel for a wife when David was in flight (1 Sam 25:44), but David recovered
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Michal
MICHAL (Heb. mîḵal) was Saul’s younger daughter (1 Sa. 14:49). Instead of her sister *Merab she was married to David, for a dowry of a hundred Philistine foreskins (1 Sa. 18:20ff.). Her prompt action and resourcefulness saved him from Saul (1 Sa. 19:11–17). During his exile she was given in marriage
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Michal
Michal (Heb. mɩ̂ḵal)A daughter of Saul (1 Sam. 14:49; mother unknown) and wife of David (18:27), Palti/Paltiel (25:44; 2 Sam. 3:15), and, once again, David (1 Sam. 3:14–16). Michal’s name appears in a list of Saul’s offspring with her older sister (Merab) and three older brothers (Jonathan, Ishvi,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Michal
Michal [mīˊkəl, mēˊkăl] (Heb. mîḵal, from mîḵā˒ēl “Who is like God?”). A daughter of King Saul, the younger sister of Merab, and one of King David’s wives (1 Sam. 14:49; 18:20ff). She died childless (2 Sam. 6:23).When Saul learned that Michal loved David, he promised her to him as his wife
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Michal
MICHAL The younger daughter of Saul (1 Sam 14:49), and the wife, first of David (1 Sam 18:27) and then of Palti (1 Sam 25:44). She was eventually returned to David after the death of Saul. Knowing that Michal loved David, Saul—hoping to eliminate David by sending him into an impossible combat—told David
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Michal
Mi´chal (who is like God?), the younger of Saul’s two daughters, 1 Sam. 14:49, who married David. The price fixed on Michal’s hand was no less than the slaughter of a hundred Philistines. David by a brilliant feat doubled the tale of victims, and Michal became his wife. Shortly afterward she saved David
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Saul Father
Jesse Father-In-Law
Laish Father-In-Law
Jonathan Brother
Ish-bosheth Brother
Mephibosheth Brother
Abinadab Brother
Armoni Brother
Malchi-shua Brother
Ishvi Brother
Merab Sister
David Husband
Kish Grandfather
Mephibosheth Nephew
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