A daughter of שאול
and wife of דוד .
kills גלית , מיכל
is given to him as a reward but first he is required to kill 200 פלשתים
and present their foreskins as a dowry to שאול . מיכל
and they marry. At one point, שאול
sends messengers to דוד 's
house to kill him, but מיכל
reveals the plot to דוד
and helps him escape out the window. After דוד
flees שאול , מיכל 's
father gives her in marriage to פלטי בן ליש .
In order to secure a position in דוד 's
to return to דוד ,
greatly distressing פלטי
who follows her on the road until אבנר
chases him away. When דוד
brings the ארון
he dances madly with the people, and מיכל
who watches the scene from a window is disgusted at the king's behaviour. She rebukes דוד
but he is unmoved. The text declares that מיכל
had no child until the day she died. A later incident however, claims that מיכל
had five sons (שמואל ב כא :ח )
with עַדְרִיאֵל הַמְּחֹלָתִי
, a man who had earlier been listed as מיכל '
s brother-in-law. The Gemara explains that indeed the sons were born to מיכל '
s sister, מרב
, but that מיכל
raised them (סנהדרין יט :)