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The Meholathite to whom Merab (Saul's daughter) was given in marriage instead of to David (I Sam. xviii. 19); son of Barzillai (II Sam. xxi. 8). As to the meaning of the name, Adriel appears to be an Aramaized form of Azriel ("God is my Help"; I Chron. v. 24, xxvii. 19; Jer. xxxvi. 26), with which it is actually identified by the Syriac version, not only in the passage I Sam. xviii. 19, where Aramaisms might be expected, but also in II Sam. xxi. 8.

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