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Adriel

ADRIEL (ā'drĭ-ăl, Heb. ’adhrîēl, God is my help). Son of Barzillai the Meholathite, to whom Merab, Saul’s daughter, was given in marriage, though she had been promised to David (1Sam.18.19; 2Sam.21.8). According to 2Sam.21.8 he had five sons, all of whom perished in David’s dreadful and sinful acquiescence in the demand of the Gibeonites for scapegoats. As in the NIV of 2Sam.21.8 the correct form is “Merab,” not “Michal” (as explained in the footnote).