(increase ), eldest daughter of King Saul. ( 1 Samuel 14:49 ) In accordance with the promise which he made before the engagement with Goliath, ch. ( 1 Samuel 17:25 ) Saul betrothed Merab to David. ch. ( 1 Samuel 18:17 ) Before the marriage Merabs younger sister Michal had displayed her attachment for David, and Merab was then married to Adriel the Meholathite to whom she bore five sons. ( 2 Samuel 21:8 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Merab'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".