Saul's daughter Michal loved him; and her father, whose jealousy continued to increase, resolved to put the young captain on a perilous enterprise, promising him the hand of Michal as a reward of success, but secretly hoping that he would perish in the attempt.
Since Merab and Michal are confounded in 2 Sam.
It may also be doubted whether the narrative of David's escape from his own house by the aid of his wife Michal (xix.
The king seized the opportunity to demand the return of Michal, his wife.
The Gibeonites demanded the latter, and five sons of Merab (the text by a mistake reads Michal) and two sons of Saul's concubine were sacrificed.