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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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A´driel (the flock of God), the person to whom Saul gave in marriage his daughter Merab, who had been originally promised to David (1 Samuel 18:19). Five sons sprung from this union, who were taken to make up the number of Saul's descendants, whose lives, on the principle of blood-revenge, were required by the Gibeonites to avenge the cruelties which Saul had exercised towards their race [GIBEON].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Adriel'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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