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What is the significance of the allusion; "The thing that Saul's daughter had done to David"?

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted November 10, 2009 at 12:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Saul's daughter Michal first married David but then had a falling out with him over family matters, left him and married another man. David went after her, though, and forced her to come back in spite of the protestation and weeping of her present husband.

Micah seemed to never be fully reconciled to David as later it is recounted that she "despised him in her heart" when he was worshipping God, even dancing in joy. But let it also be said that David had also other wives with whom he could find consolation!

To see the specific Biblical passages related to David and Michal's turbulent relationship, visit the last site posted below.

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