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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaADRIEL
a'-dri-el (`adhri'el, "my help is God"): The son of Barzillai the Meholathite, to whom Merab the daughter of King Saul was married when she should have been given to David (1 Samuel 18:19 2 Samuel 21:8). "Michal" in 2 Samuel 21:8 is a textual error easily accounted for Adriel and Merab had five sons, whom David handed over to the blood vengeance of the men of Gibeon. The name Adriel seems to be Aramaic, the equivalent of the Hebrew name Azriel.
Strong's Hebrew5741. Adriel -- "my help is God," son-in-law of Saul
... 5740b, 5741. Adriel. 5742 . "my help is God," son-in-law of Saul. Transliteration:
Adriel Phonetic Spelling: (ad-ree-ale') Short Definition: Adriel. ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryAdriel
Smith's Bible DictionaryAdriel
(flock of God), son of Barzillai, to whom Saul gave his daughter Merab, although he had previously promised her to David. (1 Samuel 18:19) (B.C. about 1062.) His five sons were amongst the seven descendants of Saul whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites. (2 Samuel 21:8)
ATS Bible DictionaryAdriel
A son of Barzillai, married Merab, daughter of Saul, who had been promised to David, 1 Samuel 18:19. Adriel had five sons by her, who were delivered up to the Gibeonites, to be put to death before the Lord, to avenge the cruelty of Saul their grandfather against the Gibeonites. In 2 Samuel 21:8, these are said to be the sons of Michal, whom she "brought up" for Adriel; but unless this is a copyist's error, Michal had adopted the children of her sister Merab, who was perhaps dead; or possibly both sisters may have borne the name Michal. Compare under ABIATHAR.
Easton's Bible DictionaryFlock of God, the son of Barzillai, the Meholathite, to whom Saul gave in marriage his daughter Merab (1 Samuel 18:19). The five sons that sprang from this union were put to death by the Gibeonites (2 Samuel 21:8, 9. Here it is said that Michal "brought up" [R.V., "bare"] these five sons, either that she treated them as if she had been their own mother, or that for "Michal" we should read "Merab, " as in 1 Samuel 18:19).
ThesaurusAdriel (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ADRIEL. ... The name Adriel seems to be Aramaic, the
equivalent of the Hebrew name Azriel. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Merab (4 Occurrences)
Meholathite (2 Occurrences)
Barzillai (10 Occurrences)
Rizpah (4 Occurrences)
Meho'lathite (2 Occurrences)
A'driel (1 Occurrence)
Saul's (79 Occurrences)
Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)
Meholah (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAdriel (2 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 18:19 But it happened at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as wife.
2 Samuel 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
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