Name borne by two persons mentioned in the Old Testament; probably an abbreviation, or corruption, of Paltiel. 1. Son of Raphu, of the tribe of Benjamin; one of the twelve spies (Num. xiii. 9). 2. Second husband of Michal, daughter of Saul, and wife of David (I Sam. xxv. 44); in II Sam. iii. 15 the name is given as "Phaltiel" ("Paltiel" in the Hebrew).

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