Merab

Merab mĭr´ăb [key], in the Bible, daughter of Saul and husband of Adriel. In Second Samuel, the sons of Adriel are, depending on the translation, either born to or brought up by Michal , 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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