1 Samuel 19:13

Overview - 1 Samuel 19
Jonathan discloses his father's purpose to kill David.
He persuades his father to reconciliation.
By reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaks out against him.
12 Michal deceives her father with an image in David's bed.
18 David comes to Samuel in Naioth.
20 Saul's messengers sent to take David,
22 and Saul himself, prophesy.
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1 Samuel 19:13  (King James Version)
And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

an image
Hebrew teraphim.
Genesis 31:19 ; *marg:
Judges 17:5 ; Judges 18:14 Judges 18:17 Hosea 3:4

a pillow
Rather, "the net-work of goat's hair at its (the Teraphim's) pillow;" for the {kevir,} (whence the Chaldee and Syriac {kavreetho,} a honey-comb, from its net-like form), seems to
have been a kind of mosquito-net, which, says Dr. Shaw, is "a close curtain of gauze, used all over the East, by people of fashion, to keep out the flies." That they had such anciently cannot be doubted. Thus when Judith had beheaded Holofernes in his bed, (ch. 13:9 15) "she pulled down the canopy (or the mosquito net, [ ,] from [ ,] a gnat, or mosquito, whence our word canopy) wherein he did lie in his drunkenness, from the pillars."