Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Samuel 14:49–52

I Samuel 14:49–52: Saul’s Family

Synopsis

This passage just talks a bit about Saul’s family:
  • His wife is Ahinoam
  • He has three sons, Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua
  • He has two daughters, Merab and Michal
  • Saul has an uncle named Ner, and Ner’s son, Abner, is commander of Saul’s army
The passage also reiterates that there is a “bitter war” (verse 52) between Saul and the Philistines for all of Saul’s reign. Also, whenever Saul sees a brave man, he takes him into service in his army.

Thoughts

I don’t have anything to say about this passage, except that I like the name Michal. (It’s apparently the feminine form of Michael, and means “who resembles God.”)
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