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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Adriel

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The Meholathite to whom Merab (Saul's daughter) was given in marriage instead of to David (1Samuel 18:19 ) son of Barzillai (2Samuel 21:8 ). As to the meaning of the name, Adriel appears to be an Aramaized form of Azriel ("God is my Help" 1Chronicles 5:24 , 27:19 Jeremiah 36:26 ), with which it is actually identified by the Syriac version, not only in the passage 1Samuel 18:19 , where Aramaisms might be expected, but also in 2Samuel 21:8 .

J. D. P.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Adriel'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/a/adriel.html. 1901.

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