Saul had two daughters – Merab and Michal. Though they were daughters of the king, princesses in those days were often used as political pawns. Such is the case with Merab and Michal.
In 1 Samuel 18: 17, Saul offered Merab, his oldest daughter, to David if we would fight the Lord’s battles. Saul’s thoughts were that if he put David in the heat of the battles, he would die at the hands of the Philistines. It was Saul’s way of getting rid of David without having blood on his own hands.
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