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How do you pronounce Michal’s name?

People often ask me how to pronounce Michal’s name. Many call her “Michael” like her masculine counterpart. But while their names share similar meanings, they are pronounced differently. The Hebrew spelling is “Mikhal.” Think Mick-hall with a roll of the “ch” at the back of your throat and you’ve got it!

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Book Club Discussion questions.

Bible Study questions.

Chapter One of Michal: A Novel: Read here.

Jill’s research for The Wives of King David series was broad and in-depth, spanning Bible commentaries, Bible encyclopedias, Bible dictionaries, archaeological magazines, books on manners, customs, and life and times of the Old Testament eras. She searched websites for Bible places, Hebrew words, and interesting tidbits, studied maps and photos of Israel, made idea boards where she “cast” models and actors into the novel’s starring roles to help her “see” her characters, read books on women of the Bible, Bible cookbooks, and tried some of the recipes. As a final research tool, she traveled with her husband to Israel, giving her a final hands-on feel for the place.

For those who would like to get started doing their own research into biblical times, explore the links below to some of Jill’s favorite research books:

1. Revell Bible Dictionary
(This book is now out of print, which is too bad because it is a wonderful tool! You can still find a few copies used.)

2. Everyday Life in Bible Times

3. Food at the Time of the Bible: From Adam’s Apple to the Last Supper

4. Women at the time of the Bible

5. Biblical History of Israel

6. Manner & Customs in the Bible

7. Life in Biblical Israel

More books on Jill’s shelves that added to her study:

8. The Life of David

9. David, King of Israel His Life and Its Lessons

10. David, King of Israel

11. The First Book of Samuel

12. The Second Book of Samuel

13. The Treasury of David

14. A Survey of Israel’s History

15. Victor Handbook of Bible Knowledge

16. The Wycliffe Bible Commentary

17. The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedias

18. Unger’s Bible Dictionary

19. A Sheperd Looks at Psalm 23

20. David I: The Time of Saul’s Tyranny & David II: The Shepherd King

21. Keyword Study Bible

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