There’s David and Goliath. Then David became king. A huge thanks goes out to Michal, his first wife and daughter of King Saul.
So what’s the story of Michal? Here’s the basic rundown:
She married David, saved his life, and her father married her to another man faraway. Nearly twenty years later she came back to her first husband’s home.
While we don’t know exactly what happened to her during those two decades, we know what she came back to: her first husband, now king, plus his wives and kids. A very big blow.
Then her last appearance occurs when she and David have a public spat over his actions when he brought the sacred Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem.
Commentators have taken different sides. Some have smeared her image and others elevate Michal. The princess had many enemies and allies during both her life and after her death.
This summer, I wish to share some of my findings about her. They include:
- What the Bible says—and doesn’t say—about her.
- Common princess problems.
- Portrayals of her, including those on primetime TV.
- Events in the past, her times, and future.
- Possible psychological effects.
This summer, I hope you will get to know the real Michal.