The younger of Saul’s two daughters, in love with David, and whom Saul reluctantly gave to him in marriage, 1 Samuel 14:49 18:20-29. She saved her husband’s life from assassins sent by her father, by a stratagem that gave him time to escape, 1 Samuel 19:14-15. Her father then gave her in marriage to Phalti, 1 Samuel 25:44, from whom David some years after recovered her, 2 Samuel 3:12-21.
When David brought the ark of God to Jerusalem, she conceived and expressed great disgust at his pious joy, and the affections of the king remained alienated from her till her death, 2 Samuel 6:16-23. Her hatred of unfashionable zeal in religion was stronger than her love of her husband and her God. She left no children.