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Mephibosheth, son of Saul

 

(exterminating the idol), the name borne by two members of the family of Saul--his son and his grandson.

Saul's son by Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, his concubine. (2 Samuel 21:8) He and his brother Armoni were among the seven victims who were surrendered by David to the Gibeonites, and by them crucified to avert a famine from which the country was suffering.

 

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